He is also designer of both the 2014 Britannia and Her Majesty the Queen’s Fifth Portrait. Her Majesty has been portrayed during her reign by five beautiful portraits of The Queen, the most of any monarch in the modern era. In the fifth and definitive coinage portrait of the Queen, Her Majesty is portrayed with the Royal Diamond Diadem crown, the same worn for her Coronation.
The Inscription reads ELIZABETH II – DEI – GRA –REGINA – FID – DEF, Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith.
It's the first time that The Queen’s portrait has been entirely created digitally, the effigy is an elegant testimony of the long reign. Jody Clark commenting on the winning selection of his design, said: “I really liked the four previous coin portraits - each one is strong in its own way. I hope that I’ve done Her Majesty justice and captured her as I intended, in a fitting representation. The news that my design had been chosen was quite overwhelming, and I still can’t quite believe that my royal portrait will be featured on millions of coins, playing a small part in The Royal Mint’s 1,000 year history.”
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