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First class: New Queen portrait is one of six stamps celebrating Coronation anniversary

The specially-commissioned portrait of Her Majesty by artist Nicky Philipps. Photo: Royal Mail/PA Wire

A set of six stamps celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation will go on sale today - including a specially-commissioned portrait of Her Majesty.

The six portraits of the Queen on stamps. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

The stamps feature a collection of portraits of the Queen, including the latest one by artist Nicky Philipps, following sittings in Buckingham Palace last year.

This 1st Class stamp is taken from a portrait by artist Nicky Philipps. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

The artist also painted a double portrait of princes William and Harry in 2009 which is displayed in the National Portrait Gallery.

The £1.28 stamp is taken from a portrait by artist Sergei Pavlenko. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene said: "Royal Mail is proud to mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen's Coronation by commissioning a painted portrait. This is the first time in our history we have done so.

This 78p stamp is taken from a portrait by artist Andrew Festing, commissioned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea in 1999. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

"The Queen's image is one of the most recognisable in the world and we are delighted to bring this portrait along with five others together in a special stamp set to mark the 60th anniversary of her Coronation."

The 88p stamp is taken from a portrait by artist Pietro Annigoni, which was commissioned in 1954. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

The other five stamps feature a study for The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Terence Cuneo in 1953.

The 2nd Class stamp is taken from a portrait by artist Terence Cuneo, commissioned to record the 1953 coronation. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

They also feature a portrait by Andrew Festing in 1999, a portrait by Pietro Annigoni in 1955, a portrait by Sergei Pavlenko in 2000 and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Richard Stone from 1992.

The £1.88 stamp is taken from a 1992 portrait by artist Richard Stone. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire