GREAT BRITAIN: The Queen's Neck

Queen Elizabeth II's features, long since decorative, began a career of empire. New stamps bearing her likeness went on sale in Britain's post offices, and a graceful low relief of the royal head was accepted as the official design of Britain's new coinage by a royal committee headed by the Duke of Edinburgh (see cut).

The decision was final and official. Philip himself was said to have been especially pleased at the girlish look of his wife in the design on the coin, and the stamp portrait (taken from a recent photograph) was specially chosen, according to Postmaster General Earl...

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