The Royal Mint has unveiled the Queen’s new Platinum Jubilee coin, and here’s how you can get one.
THIS YEAR THE QUEEN WILL CELEBRATE HER PLATINUM JUBILEE, a first for a British monarch.
As a result, the Royal Mint is releasing new coins, and here’s how you can get one.
The Royal Mint has released a new commemorative coin depicting the Queen on horseback to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year.
The coin is unique among commemorative royal coins in that it is the first collectible 50p coin commemorating a significant royal event.
Artist John Bergdahl designed the new coin, which was approved by Queen Elizabeth herself.
“The Platinum Jubilee is an historic occasion and one that is particularly special for The Royal Mint, as the original maker of British Coins for over 1,100 years,” said Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coins at the Royal Mint.
“The official Platinum Jubilee collection, which includes the new 50p and traditional £5 crown, features a unique commemorative design on both sides of the coin in celebration of this historic event.”
“Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee coins are enduring works of art that will be collected, cherished, and passed down for generations, designed by esteemed artists and made with original craftsmanship.”
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee coin is one of many commemorating Britain’s longest-serving monarch’s previous jubilees.
“The Queen’s legacy on coins stretches the length of her momentous reign, with The Royal Mint striking five definitive portraits of Her Majesty on official UK coin and celebrating previous Jubilees,” Royal Mint Museum Historian Chris Barker said.
“After the minting in London ceased in 1975, the 1977 Silver Jubilee crown was the first major UK commemorative coin produced at The Royal Mint’s Llantrisant home.”
“Around 37 million coins were made at the time, and thousands were given to children across the UK as a memento of the event.”
“Today’s launch is a significant milestone, and The Royal Mint is delighted to be a part of the nationwide celebrations.”
The Queen will be depicted on horseback on the ‘heads’ side of a new 50p coin and a traditional £5 crown coin.
The depiction of the Queen on horseback on the coin reflects one of the monarch’s favorite pastimes, as the monarch is known to be an equestrian enthusiast.
During this time, the Queen has been frequently photographed riding a horse.
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