Brand new 50p and £5 coins have been unveiled to celebrate the Queens Jubilee

Attention all Royal fans and coin collectors.

To mark 70 years on the throne, a commemorative coin picturing he Queen on horseback has been revealed by the Royal Mint.

2022 is the year of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, so what better way to mark the occasion than a collectable 50p coin.

Designed by artist John Bergdahl, the coin is not only special for marking the Queen’s 70 years ruling.

The piece is also the first collectable UK 50p coin that has been made to honour and celebrate a royal event. It has to be special for Her Majesty’s big anniversary after all!

The coin pictures the Queen on horseback on the ‘heads’ side of the 50p and the traditional £5 crown.

On the ‘tails’ side of the coin, the number 70 is engraved – of course marking the Queen’s long reign on the throne.

And The Royal Mint has claimed that the coins were personally approved by Her Majesty.

The choice of design is reflective of similar equestrian themed illustrations from the 1953 Coronation and the 2002 Jubilee coin pieces.

A real piece of history!

Clare Maclennen, the Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin for the Royal Mint, said: “The Platinum Jubilee is an historic occasion and one that is particularly special for The Royal Mint, as the original maker of British Coins for 1,100 years.”

“In celebration of this landmark event, the official Platinum Jubilee collection, including the new 50p and traditional £5 crown, features a unique commemorative design on both sides of the coin.”

“Designed by esteemed artists and made with original craftsmanship, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee coins are enduring pieces of art that will be collected, cherished and passed down for generations.”

Chris Barker, a Royal Mint Museum Historian voiced: “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.

“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.”

He added: “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.”

And for 7,000 lucky children competing in the QGC (The Queen’s Green Canopy) Forestry Award, they will be each gifted the new Jubilee 50p coin.

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