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Queen Elizabeth’s commemorative 50p coin for Platinum Jubilee unveiled

Final look into Queen Elizabeth’s commemorative Platinum Jubilee 50p coin revealed

By Web Desk
January 07, 2022

Queen Elizabeth’s commemorative 50p coin for the upcoming Platinum Jubilee has finally been unveiled.

The coin has been revealed in celebration for the seven decades of reign Queen Elizabeth has served in Britain.

The equestrian image will feature on the ‘heads’ side of the Royal Mint's new 50p as well as a traditional £5 crown.

Queen Elizabeth’s commemorative 50p coin for Platinum Jubilee unveiled

The ‘tails’ side of the coin will include the number 70.

It has been designed by artist John Bergdahl and will be the first collectable piece that aims to celebrate the royal event.

Royal Mint's Clare Maclennan claimed, “Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee coins are enduring pieces of art that will be collected, cherished and passed down for generations.”

The Royal Mint Museum Historian Chris Barker explained the intention for the coin and admitted, “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.”

Queen Elizabeth’s commemorative 50p coin for Platinum Jubilee unveiled

“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.”