2022 The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 5oz Silver Proof Coin
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The ‘Original Maker’, striking coins since 886, The Royal Mint are the world’s leading export mint for both currency and bullion. The Britannia coin, in both gold and silver, has become a much loved investment coin globally. Additionally, collector coins from the Royal Mint have sometimes increased in value by many times, and are seen as a solid investment choice.
A once-in-a-lifetime moment celebrated in silver
This commemorative five-ounce silver proof coin celebrates the Platinum Jubilee (70th anniversary) of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. It features a special equestrian portrait of the Queen on the obverse, created for the occasion, showing her in her role as Head of the Armed Forces. On the throne since 6 February 1952, at the date when the coin was issued Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the longest-serving female head of state in history, the oldest living and longest-reigning current monarch, and the oldest and longest-serving incumbent head of state. 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 · 10 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 an ornate "Rococo style" shield inscribed with the Royal cypher E II R (from ELIZABETH II REGINA - Elizabeth the Second, Queen). The shield is crowned with St Edward's Crown. On a ribbon below, the anniversary dates 1952 - 2022. To the right of the shield among the flowers, the designer's initials JB, for John Bergdahl. The shield is surrounded by a wreath of flowers - roses, thistles, daffodils and shamrocks - the floral emblems of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.