RELEASED TODAY: New UK £5 coin issued to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

On the 20th November, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary – that’s an incredible 70 years of marriage (or 25,568 days to be exact) and a first in British royal history. 

Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at their Wedding in 1947

In honour of the occasion, The Royal Mint has issued a brand new £5 coin – featuring a specially commissioned double portrait of the couple.

The coin marks the longest marriage in royal history, and a very personal milestone for the couple.  But it’s also the RAREST EVER Royal anniversary and is of huge significance to collectors around the world.

The incredibly rare anniversary few of us know about

Although there are no official statistics to back it up, it seems likely that only around 30 couples will join the Queen and Prince Philip in celebrating their Platinum Wedding Anniversary this year.  Or to put it another way – just 60 people in the UK will mark 70 years of marriage in 2017 – that literally makes each of them one in a million!

The Royal Mint has commissioned John Bergdahl to create the reverse design of the royal couple on horseback while the obverse features a special conjoined portrait by Etienne Millner.

The royal couple have a love of horses so it is only fitting that the coin depicts the Queen riding her favourite horse ‘Burmese’ with her husband Prince Philip by her side. The special conjoined portrait of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip on the obverse has been designed by Etienne Millner, a leading figurative sculptor.

So not only does the new UK £5 coin commemorate this incredibly rare milestone, the coin is also one of the most historically important coins issued during Her Majesty’s reign.

For the Queen and Prince Philip their Platinum Wedding Anniversary is the pinnacle of their long list of incredible milestones, and this coin is sure to be sought after by collectors all over the world for years to come.


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