The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend has arrived and with it comes a whole host of celebrations. From Trooping the Color to Party at the Palace, the event celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne should be full of things to see and do. Street parties are planned all over the country and people are entitled to not one, but two public holidays.
A special way to mark the celebration is the release of Jubilee coins from the Royal Mint. The establishment, which has been making coins for 1100 years, has now released the coins and they are available for purchase on their website.
The new coins were designed by experienced mint artist John Bergdahl. The reverse features a crowned depiction of the Royal Arms, while the obverse bears the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee commemorative portrait. Selected pieces feature the edge inscription “SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE”, inspired by Her Majesty’s 1952 Christmas message.
A booklet that accompanies each coin includes an introduction by royal historian and author, Professor Kate Williams, and reveals how the coin portraits charted the Queen’s remarkable 70-year reign. But how much do the coins cost and how can you get them?
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How can you get the Jubilee Coin?
The coins are available for purchase from the official Royal Mint website. If you are looking to buy Jubilee memorabilia, visit www.royalmint.com.
They are also available for purchase from the Westminster Collection and also on Amazon.
How much does the £5 Jubilee coin cost?
Interestingly, the £5 coin is not, in fact, £5. If you’re looking to spend some of the ‘Queen’s Money’, you’ll need to shell out an additional five francs and buy one of the special pieces for £10.
Alongside the £5 coin, the Royal Mint also released special Platinum Jubilee 50p coins and silver proof coins. 50p coins will set you back £6.50, costing £7.
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