Queen Elizabeth’s Rare 1963 Portraits Taken for Banknotes Are Up for Auction




Measuring 8 inches x 10 inches the finished portraits were donated to the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1995 and have since found their way into the hands of a private collector.

“This is probably one of a handful of examples of Buckley’s prowess in private hands,” adds McCormick.

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The Queen first appeared on a banknote in 1935, when Canada produced a series showing an image of the then Princess Elizabeth aged just eight.

Shortly after her 1953 coronation, she appeared on the Jamaican Pound note and has since featured on notes in 20 different countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.

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