Issued by the Royal Mint, this 5 oz silver proof coin celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin features two new designs from celebrated coinage artist, John Bergdahl. The reverse of the coin features a rococo cartouche, reserved for the grandest coins.
Struck from 999 fine silver, this five ounce coin has a mintage of just 1,006 coins, and a limited edition presentation of 700 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 reverse was also designed by John Bergdahl. It features the Royal Cypher, surrounded by a rococo cartouche. The floral emblems appear on either side of the design, with the dates “1952 – 2022” inside a scroll at the bottom.
|Weight / Size||5 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||5|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||John Bergdahl|
|Reverse Designer||John Bergdahl|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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