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New 50p coins to enter circulation for Platinum Wedding Anniversary

In just a few weeks’ time something remarkable happens.  Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage – their Platinum Wedding Anniversary

You probably know someone who has celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary (50 years of marriage).  You may even know someone who has reached 60 years – their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.  But I’d be happy to place a small wager that you don’t know anyone who has managed 70 years of marriage.

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4 of the 8 Platinum Wedding 50p Coins

That’s because only around 30 couples in the whole of the UK ever reach that milestone each year.  Or to put it another way – the Queen and Prince Philip are literally one in a million.

And to mark the occasion, eight special commemorative 50p coins have been issued. It is the VERY FIRST time that British Isles specification 50p coins have been struck to mark a key royal wedding anniversary such as this.

Most importantly, these coins have been authorised by the Isle of Man Treasury, have full legal status AND a very limited number will enter circulation in the Isle of Man.

The UK’s most collectable coins…

The 50p coin has rapidly become the UK’s most collectable coin spurred on by the release of the Olympic 50p coins and, more recently, the incredible demand for the UK’s Beatrix Potter coins.

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The further 4 Platinum Wedding 50p Coins

And that’s why these issues are so important. 

British Isles 50p coins like this rarely turn up in your change in the UK, making them some of the most sought-after circulating coins around.

As the first major Royal wedding anniversary to feature on any British Isles standard specification 50p coins, this is a very significant moment.

A moment that’s made even more important due to the incredible milestone 70 years of marriage represents.


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The first of the eight Platinum Wedding 50p coins can be yours for just £3.99.

How you can own the new coins…

Start collecting the new Platinum Wedding 50p coins, struck to superior Brilliant Uncirculated Collector Quality for your special introductory price of just £3.99.

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New United Kingdom £5 coin released to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

On the 20th November, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary – that’s an incredible 70 years of marriage and a first in British royal history. To mark this important milestone, The Royal Mint has released a brand new £5 coin in tribute to the longest marriage in royal history.

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Dual Portrait

Dual Portrait

The obverse features a special double portrait of the royal couple by sculptor Etienne Millner. The traditional design depicts Her Majesty wearing a royal coronet and Prince Philip shown in the supporting position of a royal consort.

Two reverse designs

Artist John Bergdahl has created two reverse designs, the equestrian design and the double shield design.

The first design depicts Her Majesty and Prince Philip at the Trooping the Colour. The Queen is riding her favourite horse Burmese.

Over the years, designs that feature mounted figures have become a traditional way to mark important royal occasions, such as the Golden and Diamond Jubilee £5 Coins

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The Diamond and Golden Jubilee UK £5 Coins

The second design, the double shield, was inspired by the official programme of events for state occasions at the time that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh were married. It comprises double arms which depict the heraldic lineage of both families at the time of their union.

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UK 2017 Platinum Wedding 5oz Silver Proof

Available in precious metal and base metal, here’s your guide to the new 2017 United Kingdom Platinum Wedding Anniversary £5 coin range.

Perfect Quality. Very Affordable.

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Change Checker Certified BU Collector Card

The Royal Mint is releasing a brilliant uncirculated base metal version of the Platinum Wedding Anniversary £5 coin. These coins have been specially struck and carefully handled to ensure that they are free of scratches and chips found amongst circulating coins.

Known as Brilliant Uncirculated (BU), they are available for £13.00 in a Royal Mint Presentation Pack or £10.99 in a Change Checker Certified Brilliant Uncirculated Collector Card.

Silver Proof – the Collector’s Favourite.

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UK 2017 Platinum Wedding Silver Proof £5

The Silver Proof £5 coin is firmly established as the most sought-after coin amongst collectors because they have all the qualities that collectors really desire.

Precious metal content – struck from 925/1000 Sterling Silver

Strictly Limited Edition – just 15,000 coins. The Sapphire Jubilee Silver £5 with an edition limit of 8,000 sold out in just one week. This one looks to sell out quickly too.

The perfect Proof Finish – even better than Brilliant Uncirculated. Proof coins are struck several times using specially polished dies to create a flawless finish with a perfect mirrored background. The ultimate coin quality.

The Gold Standard

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The Platinum Wedding Anniversary UK Gold Proof Coin

For the ultimate limited edition, a Gold Proof coin has also been issued. Struck in 22 carat Gold, just 1,250 individual coins have been authorised for release.


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The UK Platinum Wedding Anniversary Coin Range

If you’re interested … 

You can own one of the special Collector Edition UK Platinum Wedding Anniversary Coins today.

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