Celebrate history in the making as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first UK monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
- Celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s historic Platinum Jubilee
- Strictly limited edition worldwide
- Struck to our highest Proof quality finish
- Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet
- Exclusive new Platinum Jubilee design by Chiara Principe
THE STORY BEHIND THE COIN
This exclusive neoclassical design by the celebrated artist Chiara Principe features two elegant female figures: to the left, a personification of loyalty and friendship while on the right stands a representation of peace and freedom.
Beams of sunlight radiate from the coin’s heart, below which sits a resting heraldic lion representing the strength and courage Her Majesty has shown throughout her 70-year reign, every detail emphasised by our finest Proof quality finish.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S REMARKABLE REIGN
A life dedicated to service….
LONG TO REIGN OVER US…
The story of Her Majesty’s historic 70-year reign begins on 6th February 1952, when King George VI died peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham.
Thousands of miles away in Kenya, the King’s eldest daughter Princess Elizabeth, just 25 years old, received the news from her husband, Prince Philip that her beloved father had passed away in the night; Elizabeth was now Queen.
HAPPY AND GLORIOUS…
So began a remarkable reign. In 2012 Her Majesty became only the second UK monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, following in the footsteps of her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.
In 2015 she surpassed Victoria’s record as the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch and now, in 2022, she becomes the first UK monarch to celebrate a historic Platinum Jubilee.
Friendship, Loyalty, Freedom and Peace
Upon her accession 70 years ago, Her Majesty also became Head of the Commonwealth, at that time formed of just eight member states, including the former Empire territories of Canada, Australia, India and Pakistan.
During Her Majesty’s reign the Commonwealth has grown to include 53 independent countries and over two billion people! Her Majesty’s commitment to, and affection for, the Commonwealth were captured in The Queen’s Christmas Day broadcast in 1953:
‘The Commonwealth bears no resemblance to the empires of the past.
It is an entirely new conception built on the highest qualities of the spirit of man:
friendship, loyalty, and the desire for freedom and peace.’