A landmark moment – the only British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee
The Sapphire Jubilee celebrations called for all the joy and thanks The Queen deserves as the world’s longest reigning living monarch and the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. Royal Mint coin designer Glyn Davies has created a £5 design inspired by the regalia of the coronation. For the five-ounce and kilo coins, Gregory Cameron, designer of the last commemorative ‘round pound’ and The Royal Mint’s first Christmas coin, has looked to tradition and heraldry. We have asked Jennie Bond, former BBC Royal Correspondent, to share her memories and views of The Queen in the packaging that accompanies all the coins in the Sapphire Jubilee range.