The £5 coin collection celebrates the Queen’s service while celebrating her Platinum Jubilee year
The Queen’s signature will appear for the first time on a collection of coins from the Royal Mint.
The 96-year-old monarch, who celebrated her platinum anniversary this year, will have her signature on a £5 coin collection.
Here’s everything you need to know:
What does the collection include?
The collection consists of three coin designs.
The Royal Mint said the collection is a tribute to the Queen’s commitment to the Commonwealth, patronage and charitable work.
One coin focuses on the Queen’s awards and honors; another highlights the monarch’s work with charities and as a patron, and the third celebrates the Commonwealth.
Prices range from £13 for a so-called brilliant uncirculated coin to £2,865 for a gold proof version.
What did Royal Mint say?
Nicola Howell, Director of Chief Commercial Officer at the Royal Mint, said: “This year marks a truly special moment in royal history – Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
“To celebrate Her Majesty’s incredible reign, we are delighted to introduce a one-of-a-kind collection, featuring her signature on all three coins for the first time.
“As the official mint of British coins, we are proud to have minted every coin from Her Majesty’s reign and this special collection is a tribute to her commitment to the Commonwealth, her patronage and her charitable work.”
Who designed the coins?
The coin collection was designed by Irish artist and illustrator PJ Lynch, whose designs were inspired by and bear the Queen’s signature as a symbol of her personal commitment to others.
He said of his designs: “When I designed this series, I initially focused on the Queen’s hands; She shakes hands so often – this is how she greets and communicates with the people she meets.
“This has led me to consider her highly symbolic signature as an instrument of state when signing official documents, but also as her personal pledge and commitment.”
What other collections has the Royal Mint released to mark the anniversary?
To mark the Queen’s 70th reign, The Royal Mint produced a selection of new coins.
Mazic News has curated a list of all the coins available to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The coins cover a range of designs such as; B. a Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign from 1957, Sovereign sets as well as uncirculated coins.
Prices vary from £4.99 to £18,000 and items are still in stock.
What other coins has The Royal Mint released recently?
In late March, The Royal Mint released a range of 50p coins inspired by the popular character Eeyore.
The uncirculated coins are aimed at collectors and range in price from £10 to £1,095.
One side of the coin features an illustration of Eeyore along with his name and the other features the Queen’s head.
In addition to this series, The Royal Mint has also released a 50p featuring Kanga and Roo.
This series was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the real Christopher Robin, son of AA, Milne, who wrote the books.