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‘Serve you all the days of my life’: New commemorative coins to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Two commemorative coins to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have been unveiled in a new Royal Mint collection.

The keepsakes include a £5 crown and a 50p – the first of its kind to celebrate a royal event.

Both coins feature unique designs and a portrait of Her Majesty.

Clare Maclennan from the Royal Mint said: “The Platinum Jubilee celebration is a spectacular first for the British monarchy and for UK coins, and it is fitting that this historic anniversary has been celebrated on 50 pence – which is Britain’s most loved, collectable coin.”

Designed by Osborne Ross, the 50p features the number 70, the Queen’s cypher and the years that span her reign.

The £5 crown, designed by John Bergdahl, shows a shield of arms.

Both are inscribed with the words “serve you all the days of my life” in reference to her longevity as monarch.

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EMBARGOED TO 0001 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28 A Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 50p coin (top left), a Life and Legacy of Dame Vera Lynn ..2 coin (top right), a Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen ..5 coin (centre), a Life and Legacy of Alexander Graham Bell ..2 coin (bottom left) and a Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen 50p coin (bottom right), part of the release of five new Royal Mint coin designs for 2022, celebrating key events and anniversaries throughout the year, including a 50p and a ..5 crown in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Each of the coins features a new and unique design by a commissioned artist and the obverse portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, designed by Jody Clark. Issue date: Wednesday December 28, 2021.
Image: Other new coins honour the Commonwealth Games and inventor Alexander Graham Bell
EMBARGOED TO 0001 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28 A Life and Legacy of Dame Vera Lynn on a ..2 coin, part of the release of five new Royal Mint coin designs for 2022, celebrating key events and anniversaries throughout the year, including a 50p and a ..5 crown in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Each of the coins features a new and unique design by a commissioned artist and the obverse portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, designed by Jody Clark. Issue date: Wednesday December 28, 2021.
Image: A £2 Dame Vera Lynn coin features a portrait of the singer

In addition to the Jubilee coins, the Royal Mint has unveiled three other special coins.

A £2 Dame Vera Lynn coin will feature a portrait of the wartime singer, who died last year.

The centenary of the death of inventor Alexander Graham Bell has been recognised with another £2 coin.

Designed by Henry Gray, the coin features the dial of a push button phone with the words “pioneer of the telephone”, honouring his most famous invention.

And there’s also a striking 50p to mark next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

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