Coin medal in solid brass depicting regal side profile and reads:
The Invention Of Tradition.
The initial embossing over a photograph into sheet tin over plasticine. Melting wax in a bain-marie to make a positive coin cast. The white wax retains some of the black plasticine. More detail added to the face and hair. A sand cast is then made from the wax mold into which the molten brass is poured. Imprint of the coin in the burnt sand. The two finished medals: The earlier with less detail and heavier at approximately quarter kilo of brass. Above is from a more refined later design. The original broke in casting leaving the cracks. The difference between the coins gives the impression of two editions of the Queen's face during her reign.