Thousands of people join the online queue at the Royal Mint after the launch of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Coin

Thousands of people are currently lining up on the Royal Mint’s website after the launch of a special coin.

On Thursday, January 6, more than 8,000 people were queued online to enter the Royal Mint website following the launch of a new royal coin.

That’s all for the unique commemorative portrait of Her Majesty The Queen for the launch of the Platinum Jubilee Coin Collection, which is the first British 50p collectible to celebrate a royal event.

Marking 70 years on the throne, the special design on the obverse, by renowned artist John Bergdahl, depicts the Queen on horseback and will be struck on the “head” side with a new traditional 50p and £ 5 crown.

The Royal Mint website

Representing Her Majesty’s penchant for nature, the design recalls the equestrian motifs of the 1953 Coronation Wreaths and the 2002 Jubilee Wreaths and has been personally endorsed by the Queen.

The collector’s 50p featuring the new design of the obverse – and featuring the number 70 with the queen number designed by Osborne Ross on the opposite side – will be available today from £ 7 from The Royal Mint.

Buy the collection here.

As part of Her Majesty’s Jubilee celebrations, the Royal Mint is offering 7,000 coins to children who complete the Special Jubilee Edition of the Queen’s Green Canopy RFS Junior Forester Award, which aims to inspire young people to discover the benefits of trees and to help with wood management in their local community.

Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coins at the Royal Mint, said: “The Platinum Jubilee is a historic and particularly special occasion for the Royal Mint, as the original maker of British coins for 1,100 years.

“To celebrate this historic event, the official Platinum Jubilee collection, comprising the new 50 pence crown and the traditional £ 5 crown, features a unique commemorative motif on both sides of the coin.

“Designed by renowned artists and crafted with original craftsmanship, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Coins are enduring works of art that will be collected, cherished and passed down from generation to generation.

“From today the Platinum Jubilee 50p is available from £ 7, commemorating 70 remarkable years on the throne.

The new 50 pence coin of the Royal Mint
The new 50 pence coin of the Royal Mint

“We are also working closely with The Queen’s Green Canopy RFS Junior Forester Award to offer 7,000 pieces to children showing their support for the environmental initiative the Queen holds dear; and marking the moment with their own piece of history. on the British coin. ”

The Royal Mint told the story of the longest serving British monarch on British coins since he took the throne in 1952.

Royal Mint Museum historian Chris Barker added: “The Queen’s coin heritage spans the duration of her capital reign, with the Royal Mint minting five final portraits of Her Majesty on the official UK coin and celebrating previous jubilees.

“The 1977 Silver Jubilee Wreath was the first major British commemorative coin produced at the Llantrisant House of the Royal Mint, after the London minting ceased in 1975.

“Around thirty-seven million pieces were produced during this time, and thousands were given to children across the UK in remembrance of the occasion.

“Today’s launch marks another important milestone, and the Royal Mint is playing a proud role in celebrations nationwide.”

This is the first chance for collectors to own an individual 50 pence coin and £ 5 crown featuring the special design of the equestrian obverse, in a range of precious metal finishes.

The 50p, designed by Osborne Ross, and £ 5, which features a heraldic design by John Bergdahl, launched earlier this week with Jody Clark’s definitive portrait of the Queen in the Royal Mint’s 2022 annual set.

Check out the entire Platinum Jubilee collection, including the limited edition pieces featuring a crowned depiction of the Royal Cypher surrounded by the floral emblems of the United Kingdom, at The Royal Mint.

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