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‘Particularly special’ Collectors rejoice as new coins to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Clare Maclennan, from the Royal Mint explained how special these designs were given the historic occasion.

She said: “Each year the Royal Mint unveils a series of commemorative coins to celebrate key milestones that helped shape Britain and this year’s annual set is particularly special with a new 50p, £5 crown and special platinum set in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

On February 6 the Queen, 95, will become the first ever British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

There are already plans for a bank holiday in June with pub opening hours expected to be extended.

This will also be the first ever 50p royal coin designed by Osborne Ross.

The reverse of the coin will have the number seventy with the zero framing the royal cypher.

However, a £5 coin, also called a crown, has previously been issued to mark events such as the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005 and the Queen’s platinum wedding anniversary in 2017.

It will feature the quartered shield of the royal arms with the years 1952 and 2022 the length of the Queen’s reign. 

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There will also be a limited edition 50p coin to mark the 2022 Commonwealth Games which will be held in Birmingham in July.



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