|The one-off medal is made of nickel silver and designed by Timothy Noad, a professional calligrapher and illuminator|
The commemorative medal designed to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne will be awarded to members of the emergency services, Prison Service and the following Armed Forces personnel:
- members of the Armed Forces (Regular and Reserves) who have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2012;
- living holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross; and
- members of the Royal Household.