21 April 2022
Pobjoy Mint have revealed a brand new 50p coin to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin, issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory, features the Royal Cypher and the official emblem for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee which was selected as the winning entry in a competition run in conjunction with the Victoria & Albert Museum.
This coin is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish housed in a special presentation pack and in Proof Sterling Silver presented in an acrylic box and special sleeve.
As of the 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning English monarch in history. This makes 2022 increasingly special as it marks the first time an English monarch will celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, with 70 years of service.
The coin's design
The coin depicts a central design of the Royal Cypher “EIIR” standing for Elizabeth II Regina. The design is surrounded by a rose, representing England, a daffodil, representing Wales, a thistle, representing Scotland, and shamrocks, representing Northern Ireland.
The design also incorporates the official emblem for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee which was selected as the winning entry in a competition run in conjunction with the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.