The Royal Mint celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with two stunning new commemorative coin collections

Thursday 11th April

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  • One of Britain’s most loved monarchs is being commemorated by The Royal Mint to mark 200 years since her birth
  • A commemorative £5 coin features a young portrait of Victoria embellished with symbols showcasing the progress, change and advancements of the Victorian age
  • A double portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert features on 5oz and Kilo commemorative coins
  • The collection features coins in Gold Proof, Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated finishes exclusively at royalmint.com

 

The Royal Mint is celebrating the 200th anniversary since Queen Victoria’s birth with a special new £5 commemorative coin.

Having inherited the throne just one month after her eighteenth birthday, Victoria went on to become one of Britain’s most remarkable monarchs and reigned the empire for more than six decades. Her reign was so long in fact, that it was only surpassed by her great-great-granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2015. Due to the length of time she spent on the throne, the coinage issued in Queen Victoria’s name was one of the most prolific in British history, and was used by a quarter of the world’s population.  

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The commemorative £5 Queen Victoria coin, designed by coin artist John Bergdahl, features his interpretation of the incredibly popular ‘Young Head’ portrait of Queen Victoria, surrounded by inventions from the Victorian era. These include the telephone, steamship and locomotive, all of which symbolise the progress, change and advancement from the time. The design is also embellished with cogs, in recognition of the industrial revolution during the Victorian era.

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The commemorative 5oz and Kilo coin features a design which was originally struck, at the time in the form of a Council Medal from The Great Exhibition in 1851. William Wyon’s design, portrays the young couple, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, very much at their peak and exemplifies the optimism and drive of the age.

Even two centuries after her birth, the effect of Queen Victoria’s monarchy and the Victorian era can still be felt strongly in our everyday lives. From the rise of pioneering technology like the telegraph and telephone, to the incredible developments in travel, with the invention of modern steamships and trains, Victoria’s reign has become synonymous with Britain’s pioneering role in these developments, which the monarch herself took firmly to heart.

Nicola Howell, Director of the Consumer Division at The Royal Mint, commented: “Queen Victoria is one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs, so it’s fantastic to be celebrating 200 years since her birth. Our £5 commemorative coin is a beautiful tribute to her incredible reign and really honours the remarkable developments that were achieved during her era. Whilst the 5oz and kilo design featuring William Wyon’s reproduced double portrait design pictures a loving couple at the peak of their powers.”

The Royal Mint’s 2019 Queen Victoria commemorative coin collections are available to purchase from www.royalmint.com, with prices starting from £13.  This is a commemorative coin and will not be entering general circulation, so this is the only way to own this special coin. 

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 Specifications

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019

Coin title

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK Five Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin 

Denomination

£1000

£10

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Au Fine Gold

999 Au Fine Gold

916.7 Au - Red

Weight

1005.00g

156.295g

39.94g

Diameter

100.00mm

50.00mm

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

William Wyon

William Wyon

John Bergdahl

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

12

70

450

RRP

£49,995.00

£8,645.00

£1,995.00

 

 

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019

Coin title

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK Silver Proof Kilo Coin

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK Five Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

£500

£10

£5

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

925 Ag Sterling Silver

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

1005.00g

156.295g

56.56g

28.28g

Diameter

100.00mm

65.00mm

38.61mm

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

William Wyon

William Wyon

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

125

600

1500

5000

RRP

£2,025.00

£420.00

£155.00

£82.50

 

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019

Coin title

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

28.28g

Diameter

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

John Bergdahl

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

RRP

£13.00

 

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