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A Royal Year of Celebration

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65 Years of Duty and Devotion

A royal year of celebration in 2018 continues with a very important anniversary – the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation.


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‘Not for Himself but his Country’

After nearly 80 years of selfless and dedicated service to his country, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has retired from public duties. As he steps backs from the spotlight, The Royal Mint celebrates his extraordinary contribution to public life and people’s lives.


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The Official Coin for the Sapphire Jubilee

In her long reign, Her Majesty The Queen has marked Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees. Official jubilee coins are important reminders of these special times and when The Queen reached an unprecedented milestone of 65 years since coming to the throne, The Royal Mint created an official UK coin to mark the moment.


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One Country, Two Queens, Three Jubilees

Between them, Queen Victoria and Her Majesty The Queen have reigned for over 120 years. In their lifetimes, they witnessed dramatic social, economic and technological changes; endured war; found love and shepherded their country with the same sense of duty and honour.


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Diamond Jubilee – Celebrating 60 Years

From the sixpence and new decimal coins, to England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup™ win and royal weddings, the first 60 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign saw some life-changing events. The Diamond Jubilee of 2012 celebrated 60 special years.


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Diamond Jubilee

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Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

In June 2012, people across the UK celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the 60th year of her reign. At that point only one other monarch had ruled for longer – The Queen’s great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth II has since surpassed even that achievement, becoming the longest reigning monarch in our history.


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Diamond Jubilee Coins

Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 was a very special occasion in the nation’s history. The Queen became one of only two British monarchs to have reigned for 60 years, the first being her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.


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Four Generations

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A Platinum Celebration of 70 Years of Marriage

“To have fallen in love completely and unreservedly makes all one’s personal troubles and even the world’s seem small and petty.” Written by Prince Philip in 1946, these words demonstrate the strength of his love for Princess Elizabeth, which inspired him when designing her engagement ring.


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Behind the Design: the Lion of England and The Queen’s Beasts

The Queen’s Beasts Collection, designed by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark, roared into life in December 2016 with the launch of the first coin in the series, the Lion of England.


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Everything you need to know about Her Majesty The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee

We take a closer look at the latest milestone in this record-breaking reign. Here’s everything you need to know about The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee.


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Jennie Bond: Milestones with The Queen

Jennie Bond was the BBC’s Royal Correspondent for 14 years. Throughout these years, Jennie has both reported on and been present at numerous royal occasions, from ceremonies and celebrations to parades and parties – not to mention traveling the world accompanying royal visits.


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Royal Celebration Series: 2012, the Diamond Jubilee

We explore Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and the effect she has had on the country.


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Royal Celebration Series: 2002, the Golden Jubilee

We explore Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and the effect she has had on the country.


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Golden Jubilee
Silver Jubilee

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Royal Celebration Series: 1977, the Silver Jubilee

To celebrate the platinum wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh we pay tribute with this official UK coin featuring two designs that are a true celebration of the royal couple.


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Royal Celebration Series: Accession to a Sapphire Jubilee, 2017

In 2017, Her Majesty The Queen had been on the throne for 65 years. She became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee.

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The Queen’s Christmas Message: A Royal Tradition

Since her accession in 1952, The Queen has broadcast a Christmas message every year, except for one: 1969 – when a special documentary about the Royal Family was broadcast in its place.


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Her Majesty The Queen, Britain and the Commonwealth’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Her Majesty The Queen entered the record books in 2015 as she became the longest reigning monarch in British history.


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The Milestones of our Longest Reigning Monarch

On 9 September 2015, the nation celebrated as Her Majesty The Queen officially became Britain and the Commonwealth’s longest reigning monarch. The Queen beat the record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years and 216 days.


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The Royal Mint in 1953 – the Coronation Celebrations

Find out more about the coronation celebrations in 1953.


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Coronation Approaches

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The Royal Mint, 1953: the Coronation Approaches

Find out more about the coronation celebrations in 1953.


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The Coronation Crown Two-Coin Set

For collectors who wish to capture the remarkable story of Her Majesty The Queen’s coinage, this set makes an excellent addition regardless of whether you are adding to an existing collection or beginning a new one.


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The Royal Mint Coronation Five-Ounce and Kilo Coins

These coins are large, precious metal coins featuring specially commissioned artwork designed to take advantage of the coin’s dimensions.


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The Diamond Jubilee – Part of History

A Diamond Jubilee is truly special. In Britain’s long history there has only ever been one other, that of Queen Victoria, Her Majesty The Queen’s great-great-grandmother.


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Diamond Jubilee

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The Diamond Jubilee Kilo Coin from The Royal Mint

When a grand coin containing a full kilo of gold was authorised in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it gave us a unique opportunity to do something truly special.


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Diamond Jubilee Sweepstake – the Winners

We announce the winners of this premium collectable –- a fitting tribute for Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.


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Sapphire Jubilee

 

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