This beautiful new £5 coin, struck to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, pays tribute to a Queen who has reigned with grace and dignity for 60 years.
It is the first coin ever struck to commemorate a Diamond Jubilee - there were no special coins for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 - and is
certainly worthy of the occasion. A must for every collector, the coin, expertly struck and in mint condition, is presented in a specially designed display
folder – a fabulous souvenir of this special time in our lives.
The coin design has been largely inspired by the commemorative medal struck for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and has been created by
Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, exclusively for this very special coin. The obverse, reminiscent of his own sculpture created for the Supreme Court building in Parliament
Square, features a faithful portrait of The Queen as she is today, crowned and wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter. The reverse bears a portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth just as she appeared on her first coinage with decorative leaves reminiscent of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee medal. In another link to the coinage of Victoria, the latin words DIRIGE DEUS GRESSUS MEOS (May God Guide My Steps) which appeared on the gold £5 coin of 1839, completes the design.
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To Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
First Coin ever Struck to Commemorate a Diamond Jubilee
Expertly Struck and in Mint Condition
Presented in a Specially Designed Display Folder