15 International Banknotes That Show Queen Elizabeth’s Aging Process (Part 3)
Queen Elizabeth II has, of course, been pictured on British currency for much of her reign, but she has also appeared on the money of various British Commonwealth states and Crown dependencies. With such a long reign (61 years so far) and so many nations issuing money with her image on it over the years, there are enough banknote portraits to construct a sort of aging timeline for the Queen.
The age given below for each portrait is her age when the picture was made, which is not always the same as the year the banknote was issued. Here is Lilibet through the years, on money.
11. NEW ZEALAND, 20 DOLLARS, AGE 60
Not the most flattering one. The green tint doesn’t help.
12. GIBRALTAR, 50 POUNDS, AGE 66
Silver hair and shiny diamonds. From a photograph taken at Buckingham Palace.
13. FIJI, 5 DOLLARS, AGE 73
More silver hair, more shiny diamonds, and not so much smoothing of the wrinkles.
14. JERSEY, 100 POUNDS, AGE 78
Face lined, eyes sparkly. She is looking right at you, and she looks good.
15. CANADA, 20 DOLLARS, AGE 85
Back to Canada, where it all began, and where they like their Queen a bit laid back.