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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 50p coin: what are the new 2022 coins issued by Royal Mint and how much do they cost?

Mark the 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II - which is the longest a monarch has ever sat on the throne - with this selection of coins and medals

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Coin and Medal

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For every milestone a monarch has reached, a number of commemorative goods are created - and for the historic Platinum Jubilee The Royal Mint has produced a selection of new coins to mark the Queen’s 70 year reign.

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British king or queen to be on the throne for 70 years.

Will the Royal Mint Platinum Jubilee coins increase in value?

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Collectors’ or commemorative coins are not all created equal - they are made either from solid gold or silver, or they are gold-plated or base metal, and you can buy them from the Royal Mint.

While commemorative coins are limited in number, this doesn’t stand as a guarantee that they will increase in value over time. As with most collector’s items, this comes down to the demand of collectors over time.

It is possible that coins created to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee - especially the coins that are more limited in number - may increase in value when the Queen passes away, however there is no guarantee of a return on investment, so buyer beware.

When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

While Saturday 6 February technically marked the date that the Queen ascended to the throne, it also is the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI, and is therefore a date the Queen does not wish to celebrate.

Instead, the Platinum Jubilee will take place on Friday 3 June, 2022, much like the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, with the summer month additionally offering a better chance of good weather for celebrations.

This date will be an extra Bank Holiday, to mark the occasion.

The May Bank Holiday Weekend in 2022 will also be moved to Thursday 2 June, and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will introduce a four day weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Is there a Platinum Jubilee commemorative medal?

In keeping with tradition, a Platinum Jubilee medal will be awarded to those who work in the public services, including representatives of the Armed Forces, the emergency services and the prison services.

The Platinum Jubilee medal has been designed by Timothy Noad, of the College of Arms, and features an image of the Queen with the Latin inscription: “Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fed Def”, which stands for: “Elizabeth II, By the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith”.

The medal will be awarded to:

  • Serving members of the Armed Forces that have complete five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2022
  • Frontline emergency services personnel that have been in paid service, retained or in a voluntary capacity, dealing with emergencies as apart of their conditions of service, and have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2022
  • Prison services personnel who are publicly employed and are regularly exposed to difficult and sometimes emergency situations that have completed five full calendar years of service of 6 February 2022
  • Members of the Royal Household with one year of qualifying service
  • Living individual recipients of the George Cross
  • Living individual recipients of the Victoria Cross

We have listed below where you can get a dupe, if you would like one to commemorate the occasion but

What other commemorative items are available?

It’s not just coins that are available if you want to own a specially created item to celebrate the reign of our Queen.

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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This special coin marks the first time the Royal Mint have celebrated a royal event on a UK 50p coin.

The coin features the commemorative Platinum Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, and there’s a bold, graphical celebration by the design agency Osborne Ross on the reverse of the coin.

You’ll also be able to look back over The Queen’s previous jubilee celebrations in the accompanying booklet too.

Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, which is a finer finish than circulating coins.

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The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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A £5 coin is in itself an historic item - but this newly minted celebratory coin is special for a number of reasons.

The packaging explores how The Queen’s coinage portraits have captured her growth from a young queen to an experienced monarch.

The coin features the commemorative Platinum Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on horseback, and on the reverse there’s a decorative design by the renowned artist John Bergdahl.

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The Platinum Jubilee Celebration Two-Coin Set

The Platinum Jubilee Celebration Two-Coin Set
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An extremely Limited Edition product, there were just 1,500 sets of these coins made by the Royal Mint - they’re all now sold out.

The coin from The Royal Mint features John Bergdahl’s regal design on the reverse and the commemorative Platinum Jubilee portrait on the obverse.

The coin from the Royal Canadian Mint features a reverse design by the artist Pandora Young, who has captured Her Majesty as she looked in 1952, and the obverse features the effigy of The Queen by Susanna Blunt.

These ounce coins are struck in fine silver to Proof standard and presented in bilingual packaging in English and French.

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Longest Reigning Monarchs Silver Crown Set

Longest Reigning Monarchs Silver Crown Set
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200 sets made

This set of three silver crowns was created to celebrate three of the UK’s longest reigning monarchs.

The set features silver crowns from the reigns of George III, Queen Victoria and Her Majesty The Queen.

George III was on the throne for almost 60 years, and Queen Victoria was on the throne for almost 64 years.

Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest reigning monarch with her 70 year milestone.

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1957 Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign

1957 Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign
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This original 22 carat gold Sovereign is a bestseller for The Royal Mint - it’s a piece of British history.

It was the first mass-produced, 22 carat gold coin of Her Majestys reign and features the first coinage portrait of The Queen by Mary Gillick on the obverse and the famous St George and the dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse.

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Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Sovereign Set

Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Sovereign Set
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These three year-dated Bullion Sovereigns were created to mark The Queen’s Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee years.

The 2002 Sovereign features a Royal Arms design on the reverse, which was created by the artist Timothy Noad.

The 2012 Sovereign features an alternative St George and the dragon reverse design by Paul Day.

The 2022 Sovereign features a Royal Arms reverse design created by the artist Timothy Noad.

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Trophies Plus Medals Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 Pin Badge 25mm

Trophies Plus Medals Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 Pin Badge 25mm
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If you are a collector of medals or badges then this is a great product.

A lovely little symbol to recognise the Queen’s historic reign.

Queens Platinum Jubilee Miniature Medal

Queens Platinum Jubilee Miniature Medal
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This is a copy of the official Queens Platinum Jubilee medal.

It’s the perfect item for medal collectors and royalists.

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