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The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee

2017 United Kingdom £5 Silver Proof Coin

  • The only official UK coins to mark The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee
  • With a design approved by the Palace
  • Struck in 925 sterling silver, finished to Proof standard
  • This reverse design is exclusive to the £5 coin

Celebrate 65 years of Loyalty and Affection

The official coin for the United Kingdom’s first Sapphire Jubilee

Jubilees are milestone events, held in significant years in Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. The memories continue long after the bunting has been taken down and street parties cleared away. Various places were named after the Silver Jubilee: the Jubilee line of the London Underground, even though it didn’t open until 1979, the Silver Jubilee Walkway around London, the Jubilee Gardens in South Bank and many streets and buildings across the country.

Jubilee coins are an important part of the official national celebrations, and to mark The Queen becoming the first and only British monarch to celebrate 65 years on the throne, the Palace has approved a Sapphire Jubilee design for the £5 coin. It is available struck in 925 sterling silver, finished to Proof standard, and just 8,000 editions are available. For this special occasion, former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond has shared her thoughts on some of the qualities that have made Her Majesty so popular in the booklet that comes with the coin.

The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee 2017 United Kingdom £5 Silver Proof Coin

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage 8600
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Glyn Davies
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription Shine through the Ages
Quality Proof
Year 2017
Pure Metal Type Silver

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