In 1953, many potteries in the United Kingdom and the United States produced commemorative pieces for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The American companies favored the decal shown below. The Homer Laughlin China Company used it in at least two instances: the Rhythm plate with gold lines and the Liberty plate with gold stamp border.
Other companies that used the same decal include: Salem China, Steubenville China (Horizon shape), Taylor, Smith & Taylor Company (Conversation shape), W. S. George Pottery, Crooksville China (Thematic shape), and Walker China. Some were decorated by the potteries and others by outside firms.
Sometimes the portrait is accompanied by text, either on the front or back, which reads: Commemorating the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, June 2, 1953, Painted by Allen Hughes.
The decal was used again on Harker plates in 1957 to commemorate the first royal visit to the United states.