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  • The Royal Mint has launched a Platinum Jubilee coin collection with a unique commemorative design featuring The Queen on horseback – that has been personally approved by Her Majesty.
  • The new commemorative design will feature on the ‘heads’ side of the first UK 50p to celebrate a Royal event and a traditional £5 crown, available in base and precious metals at The Royal Mint.  
  • Marking 70 years on the throne, the Platinum Jubilee 50p coin will be available for £7 (in brilliant uncirculated edition) and will be gifted to 7,000 children nationwide who are taking part in the special Jubilee edition of The Queen’s Green Canopy RFS Junior Forester Award.

The Royal Mint has unveiled a unique commemorative portrait of Her Majesty The Queen for the launch of the Platinum Jubilee coin collection, and the first collectable UK 50p to celebrate a Royal event.

Marking 70 years on the throne, the special obverse design, by esteemed artist John Bergdahl, depicts The Queen on horseback and will be struck on the ‘heads’ side of a new 50p and traditional £5 crown.

Representing Her Majesty’s fondness of nature, the design is reminiscent of the equestrian designs for the 1953 Coronation and 2002 Jubilee crown pieces and has been personally approved by The Queen.

The collectable 50p baring the new obverse design – and featuring the number 70 along with The Queen’s cypher designed by Osborne Ross on the opposite side – will be available today from £7 at The Royal Mint.  

As part of the celebrations for Her Majesty’s Jubilee, The Royal Mint is gifting 7,000 coins to children who complete the special Jubilee edition of The Queen’s Green Canopy RFS Junior Forester Award, which aims to inspire young people to learn about the benefit of trees and assist in woodland management in their local community. 

Junior foresters from Saltford C of E Primary School in Bristol joined in the launch of the new Platinum Jubilee 50p, showcasing the enduring memento of the occasion in the palm of their hands that will be cherished for generations. 

The Royal Mint’s Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin Clare Maclennan said: “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 1,100 years.

“In celebration of this landmark event, the official Platinum Jubilee collection, including the new 50p and traditional £5 crown, features a unique commemorative design on both sides of the coin. Designed by esteemed artists and made with original craftsmanship, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee coins are enduring pieces of art that will be collected, cherished and passed down for generations.

“From today, the Platinum Jubilee 50p is available from £7, commemorating a remarkable 70 years on the throne. We are also working closely with The Queen’s Green Canopy RFS Junior Forester Award to gift 7,000 coins to children showing their support for the environmental initiative close to The Queen’s heart; and marking the moment with their own piece of history on UK coin.”

The Royal Mint has told the story of Britain’s longest serving monarch on UK coins since her accession to the throne in 1952. Royal Mint Museum Historian Chris Barker added: “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. The 1977 Silver Jubilee crown was the first major UK commemorative coin produced at The Royal Mint’s Llantrisant home, after the minting in London ceased in 1975. Roughly thirty-seven million coins were produced at that time, and thousands were gifted to children across the UK as a memento of the occasion. Today’s launch marks another significant milestone, and The Royal Mint plays a proud part in the nationwide celebrations.” 

Dan Rex, CEO, The Queen's Green Canopy, said: “The Queen’s Green Canopy is honoured to accept this generous and unique gift from The Royal Mint which will be awarded to children from across the nation who complete the special QGC Jubilee Edition of the RFS Junior Forester Award. As the future custodians of the UK’s green spaces, forests and woodlands, this historic coin, which celebrates Her Majesty’s fondness for nature, is a fitting memento for young people participating in The Queen’s Green Canopy – a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.”  

This is the first chance for collectors to own an individual 50p piece and £5 crown featuring the special equestrian obverse design, in a range of precious metal finishes. The 50p, designed by Osborne Ross, and £5, which features a heraldic design by John Bergdahl, launched earlier this week with the definitive Jody Clark portrait of the Queen in The Royal Mint’s 2022 Annual Set. 

View the full Platinum Jubilee collection, including limited-edition coins featuring a crowned depiction of the Royal Cypher surrounded by the floral emblems of the United Kingdom, at The Royal Mint.

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p

Coin title

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Platinum Proof Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Gold Piedfort Proof Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999.5 Pt

916.7 Au

916.7 Au

925 Ag

925 Ag

Cupronickel

Weight

19.097g

31.00g

15.50g

16.00g

8.00g

8.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Reverse Designer

Osborne Ross

Osborne Ross

Osborne Ross

Osborne Ross

Osborne Ross

Osborne Ross

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Maximum Coin Mintage

150

80

580

2,510

7,605

Unlimited

RRP

£1,395.00

£2,185.00

£1,095.00

£102.50

£57.50

£7.00

 

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5

Coin title

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Platinum Piedfort Proof Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Premium Exclusive Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999.5 Pt

916.7 Au

925 Ag

925 Ag

Cupronickel

Cupronickel

Weight

94.20g

39.94g

56.56g

28.28g

28.28g

28.28g

Diameter

38.61mm

38.61mm

38.61mm

38.61mm

38.61mm

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Reverse Designer

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Brilliant Uncirculated

Maximum Coin Mintage

82

550

2,162

6,905

10,010

Unlimited

Edge Lettering

SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE

SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE

SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE

SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE

SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE

N/A

RRP

£5,495.00

£2,725.00

£172.50

£92.50

£18.00

£10.00

 

Gold Proof Coins

Coin title

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Gold Proof 5kg Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Gold Proof 2kg Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Gold Proof 1kg Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Gold Proof 10oz Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Gold Proof 5oz Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Gold Proof 2oz Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Gold Proof 1/4 oz Coin

Denomination

£5,000

£2,000

£1,000

£500

£500

£200

£25

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Au

999 Au

999 Au

999 Au

999.9 Au

999.9 Au

999.9 Au

Weight

5,010.00g

2,010.00g

1,005.00g

312.52g

156.295g

62.42g

7.80g

Diameter

175.00mm

150.00mm

100.00mm

65.00mm

50.00mm

40.00mm

22.00mm

Obverse Designer

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Reverse Designer

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Maximum Coin Mintage

2

8

17

56

136

206

1110

RRP

£385,200.00

£151,135.00

£69,445.00

£22,855.00

£11,430.00

£4,775.00

£670.00

 

Silver Proof Coins

Coin title

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Silver Proof 1kg Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Silver Proof 10oz Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Silver Proof 5oz Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Silver Proof 2oz Coin

Denomination

£500

£10

£10

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

Weight

1005.00g

312.59g

156.295g

62.42g

Diameter

100.00mm

65.00mm

65.00mm

40.00mm

Obverse Designer

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Reverse Designer

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Maximum Coin Mintage

147

156

1,006

1,006

RRP

£2,330.00

£885.00

£465.00

£185.00

 

Platinum Proof Coins

Coin title

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK Platinum Proof 1oz Coin

Denomination

£100

Issuing Authority

UK

Alloy

999.5 Pt

Weight

31.21g

Diameter

32.69mm

Obverse Designer

John Bergdahl

Reverse Designer

John Bergdahl

Quality

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

Maximum Coin Mintage

180

RRP

£2,195.00

 

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About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest companies and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas.  Based in Llantrisant, South Wales it has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Consumer (collectable and rare, historic coins) and precious metals investment.

Collecting with The Royal Mint:

Every coin tells a story, from a rare gold Sovereign to a Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin. The Royal Mint aims to inspire collectors young and old, and nurture a love of collecting through unique designs and popular themes. As the maker of UK coinage, we have unparalleled knowledge about coins, from the historic coins of our past, through to the collectable commemorative coins of today.  Sourcing and authenticating pre decimal coins is a natural fit for The Royal Mint as we struck each one.

Investing with The Royal Mint:

As a world authority on precious metals, The Royal Mint has traded and made products in gold and silver for centuries. Since launching its designated precious metals investment arm six years ago, The Royal Mint has grown rapidly to become the home of gold in the UK – increasing its market share and becoming the largest producer of bullion coins in Britain. As well as offering physical precious metal investment options in the form of bars and coins, The Royal Mint also offers a range of digital investment options including DigiGold, Little Treasures, designed for children, and Gold for Pensions

Celebrating with The Royal Mint:

For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has marked the moments that changed the world on coins - from coronations to conflict, from commemorations to celebrations. The designs are captured on commemorative coins, minted in a range of metals.  Commemorative coins do not always enter circulation but give collectors the chance to purchase coins to keep and cherish.  Recent themes have included David Bowie, Winnie the Pooh, Decimalisation and Team GB. Each commemorative coin is carefully struck up to three times in order to create a superbly detailed finish, and ensuring each one meets the standards The Royal Mint is famous for. 

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales in 2016. The award-winning attraction welcomes around 200,000 visitors a year and is the place to explore the 1,100-year history of coins.

Images

The Royal Mint retains copyright ownership © of all images. These may only be used for editorial purposes and cannot be sold or used for other marketing purposes without the permission of The Royal Mint.

About The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.” Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year. With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations. As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

https://queensgreencanopy.org/

https://rfs.org.uk/learning/schools-and-outdoor-ed/junior-forester-award/

 

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