New 50p Coin By Royal MinT To Celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

New 50p Coin By Royal MinT To Celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

By James Simons-

The Royal Mint has announced a new 50p coin will be launched next year to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

The design has been approved by the Queen and it is the first time a royal event has been celebrated on the tails side of a 50p.

The newly-designed coin will feature the number 70,  representng the number of years tha has passed since the Queen ascended the throne in 1952.

Her Majesty’s cypher will be framed within the zero of the number 70 at the heart of the design, said the Royal Mint.

The design has been approved by the Queen and it is the first time a royal event has been celebrated on the tails side of a 50p.

Clare MacIennan, divisional director of commemorative coin at the Royal Mint, said: “The Royal Mint is delighted to reveal the commemorative Platinum Jubilee 50p design ahead of its launch in the

“In recognition of the landmark occasion, this is the first time a royal milestone has been commemorated on a 50p coin and is a fitting celebration for Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

The Royal Mint previously struck circulating coins for the Queen’s Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees, on a collection of commemorative crown pieces.

For her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, to celebrate her 60th year of reign, the Royal Mint struck a new £5 commemorative coin, which featured two portraits of the Queen.

 

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