2022 Silver Proof Platinum Jubilee £5 Coin
Struck from .925 sterling silver, this proof £5 coin celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The coin features two new designs from celebrated coinage artist, John Bergdahl. The reverse of the coin shows the royal mantle design, previously used on the coins of William IV.
This silver proof coin is issued by the Royal Mint. Only 6,905 of the coins will be minted, with a limited edition presentation of 5,000 coins.
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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years since she ascended the throne on 6th February 1952, although her coronation would not take place until June the following year.
Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest reigning monarch, after surpassing that of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria (63 years, 216 days), in 2015.
Her Majesty is also the 4th longest reigning monarch of all time, behind Louis XIV of France, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand, and Johann II of Liechtenstein.
We first heard about the coin after the Privy Council published information about it. The Privy Council is made up of senior politicians who advise the Queen on such matters as bank holidays, coinage and livery company statuses. The Royal Mint have to submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval and that information is then announced on the Privy Council website
Designed by John Bergdahl, the obverse shows Queen Elizabeth II on horseback. It is similar to the 1953 Coronation crown.
The design is surrounded by the Order of the Garter, “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE”.
The text reads:
2022 • ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 5 POUNDS
Also designed by John Bergdahl, the reverse features the quartered shield of the Royal Arms, surrounded by the Order of the Garter, with the Royal Mantle cloaking the design. The dates 1952 2022 appear at the bottom.
The edge text reads:
SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.841|
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling|
|Obverse Designer||John Bergdahl|
|Reverse Designer||John Bergdahl|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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