The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen ‘Sovereign Queen’ by Justine Smith. Royal Mint Commission

Commission for The Queen's 95th Birthday Limited Edition Print “Sovereign Queen”.

Her Majesty The Queen celebrates the latest milestone in a remarkable life as she becomes the first British monarch to reach a 95th birthday. To mark this historic event and personal achievement for The Queen, I was commissioned by The Royal Mint to make a new work to celebrate – The  The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Limited Edition “Sovereign Queen”.

The Royal Mint has an awe inspiring over 1100 year history, and I was approached by them to create a one- off “Masterwork” (to be released at a later date)  and a limited edition print to celebrate HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday.   I had pre – pandemic been able to visit the Royal Mint Museum and spent a lot of time doing additional research – reading about the Queen and also taking an extensive look at online images of coins and medals. As I make a lot of collages, I began to think about the idea of deconstructing the images on a coin and from that create a new work that would include an image of the Queen.   Read the full story and find all the images by visiting my projects page 

If you are interested in the limited edition prints, they are available now  EXCLUSIVELY from the Royal Mint , so do click through and have a look see. Note you cannot buy them from me.