2022 Platinum Jubilee £5 Crown Piedfort Platinum Proof
Piedfort platinum proof Five Pound from a highly limited issue of just fifty pieces, struck to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
First Platinum Jubilee
In February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate seven decades on the throne. She succeeded her father at the age of 25 in 1952 and was crowned the next year.
No previous British monarch has celebrated a Platinum Jubilee so it’s no surprise that The Royal Mint has gone all out on its range of commemorative coinage, issued just ahead of the anniversary.
A special reverse for the 2022 Sovereign was commissioned to mark the occasion and now we’ve been offered a comprehensive range of £5 Crowns, 50ps and large precious metal pieces with special designs, inspired by historic coinage and Elizabeth II’s life of service.
This Five Pound coin features two new designs, both the work of veteran coinage artist John Bergdahl.
His obverse, used only for coins in the Platinum Jubilee collection features an equestrian portrait of Elizabeth II, similar in style to that featured on previous jubilee Crown coins. The legend reads 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE' with the date below, cut by the tail of a garter motif.
Bergdahl’s reverse draws inspiration from historic Royal Mint coinage and shows the crowned royal arms, surrounded by a garter and draped with a mantle, reminiscent of the garment she wore during her 1953 coronation.
The edge is inscribed with the words 'SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE' - a line from the Queen’s first Christmas message in 1952 and a promise fulfilled.
Platinum Proof Coin
This Five Pound coin is composed of 94.20 grams of 999.5 platinum. Like other Crown coins it measures 38.61 millimetres across. It’s struck to proof standard for a flawless finish, achieved with multiple strikes from hand polished dies.
Only 52 of these platinum commemorative Crowns have been issued in this gold proof format.
Highly-collectible, this jubilee coin is offered in its original box, case and capsule from The Royal Mint with an information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
A gold proof version of this Five Pound coin is also available.
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