Her Majesty The Queen is shown on horseback in a new Platinum Jubilee commemorative coin released by the Royal Mint. The Queen will officially mark seventy years on the throne on the 6th February 2022 with an extended bank holiday weekend of celebrations planned for June.
Artist, John Bergdahl, designed the coin and will be the first collectible fifty pence coin to celebrate a royal event. Depicting The Queen on horseback the coin will be struck on the heads side of a new fifty pence and a traditional £5 crown.
Clare Maclennan, divisional director of commemorative coin at the Royal Mint, commented, “The Platinum Jubilee is an historic occasion and one that is particularly special for The Royal Mint, as the original marker of British Coins for 1100 years. Designed by esteemed British artists and made with original craftsmanship, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee coins are enduring pieces of art that will be collected, cherished and passed down for generations.”
The new coin is said to be reminiscent of the equestrian designs for The Queen’s 1953 coronation and 2002 Golden Jubilee crown pieces. The Queen has personally approved the new design.
Royal Mint Museum historian, Chris Barker, said, “Today’s launch marks another significant milestone, and The Royal Mint plays a proud part in the nationwide celebrations.”
Photos: Carfax2 & The Royal Mint.