2022 The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2oz Silver Proof Coin
A once-in-a-lifetime moment celebrated in silver
This commemorative two-ounce silver coin celebrates the Platinum Jubilee (70th anniversary) of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
The obverse of the coin shows the equestrian effigy of young Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation; her head is turned left, facing the viewer. Below right, the initials of the obverse designer, JB (for John Bergdahl).
The effigy is surrounded by the Garter of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, on which is inscribed the royal motto · HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE · – in old French, “May he be shamed who thinks badly of it”.
Around the outer rim, the monarch’s legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith). Below, the date of issue · 2022 ·
At its centre, the reverse of the coin displays the draped Shield of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom – quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counterflory of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland. The drapery is inspired by the royal mantle, or robe, worn by Her Majesty at her coronation in 1953.
The shield is surrounded by the Garter of the Royal Order of the Garter, inscribed with the royal motto HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE · (translated from Old French: May he be shamed who thinks badly of it), and is crowned with St Edward’s Crown.
In the right field, the designer’s initials JB, for John Bergdahl.
Around below, the anniversary dates · 1952 2022 ·
- Weight: 2 Troy oz | 62.42 g
- Alloy: .999 Fine Silver
- Diameter: 40mm
- Edge: Milled
- Year: 2022
- Issuing Authority: United Kingdom
- Denomination: 5 GBP
- Mint: The Royal Mint
- Maximum Mintage: 1006
- Designer: John Bergdahl
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