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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee UK Platinum Proof Coin

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  • The first UK coin ever to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee
  • Rare double-headed coin with two specially commissioned portraits
Product code: UK12DJPP

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Coin

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee UK CoinThe importance of this platinum Piedfort Proof coin struck by The Royal Mint cannot be overestimated, as collectors hurry to add this prestigious coin to their collection. It is also a tasteful and long-lasting keepsake of the Diamond Jubilee that will be treasured forever.

The eyes of the world were on Britain in June 2012 when Her Majesty The Queen celebrated 60 years on the throne. Only one other monarch has reached this momentous milestone, her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, making it one of the most significant events in the history of the monarchy. To have reigned with such dignity and devotion to duty for such a long time is a wonderful achievement and The Royal Mint is proud to mark this once-in-a-lifetime occasion with an official UK £5 coin.

Minted in platinum on double thickness blanks to the highest Proof quality and with a maximum mintage of just 250 pieces, the UK platinum Piedfort coin features two new portraits of The Queen created especially for the Diamond Jubilee. Each coin is beautifully presented within a bespoke case and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Piedfort Coin

The word ‘Piedfort’ comes from the French and can be translated ‘heavy measure’ and, indeed, Piedfort coins, double the thickness of their standard counterpart, can be traced back to twelfth-century France where they were used by the King as presentation pieces.

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II the first Piedfort coin struck especially for collectors came in 1982 with the introduction of the 20p coin. Today, they are among the most popular coins issued each year.

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