1 PENNY COIN - GREAT BRITAIN - ELIZABETH II - PORTCULLIS
Date: A.D. 1996
Obverse: Portrait crowned head right - ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 1996
Reverse: Crowned portcullis with chains (Badge of the Palace of Westminster) - ONE PENNY 1996
Engraver Obv: Raphael Maklouf
Engraver Rev: Christopher Ironside
Translation: ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 1992 / Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith
The Queen was born in London on 21 April 1926, the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, subsequently King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Five weeks later she was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in the chapel at Buckingham Palace.
She is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria. Her son Prince Charles is heir to the British throne.
She has been the reigning monarch of Britain for over 60 years. She was born April 21, 1926 and ascended the throne on February 6, 1952. Her portrait is on all British currency as is the custom.