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Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother (Birthday Coin)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Her Majesty's Government have any plans to issue a special coin to celebrate the eightieth birthday in August 1980 of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the Master of the Mint's recommendation that a special crown piece be issued.The design for the reverse of the coin will be selected from open competition and the first issue of the coin will be on The Queen Mother's birthday.