On the run up to the Platinum Jubilee weekend, The Royal Mint revealed a brand new coin series celebrating Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.
The Queen’s Reign 3-Coin Series
They are the first UK coins ever to include the Queen’s signature – uniting each coin in the collection.
And today, the third and FINAL coin in The Queen’s Reign series has been issued: The Commonwealth £5.
Pictured above, the design of the 2022 UK The Queen’s Reign: The Commonwealth £5 coin commemorates Her Majesty’s service and commitment to the Commonwealth Nations, featuring flags from countries within the Commonwealth.
The first coin, the Honours and Investitures £5, pays tribute to the honours and awards the Queen has bestowed on individuals for their service, with a design featuring a range of medals including the George Cross, Victoria Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
The design of the second coin, the Charity and Patronage £5, honours Her Majesty’s advocacy and support of charities, focusing on Maundy Money; a symbol of service.
The annual Royal Maundy service — where the monarch distributes Maundy money to retired pensioners on the Thursday before Easter — has been a staple in the Queen’s calendar since she ascended to the throne. Find out more on our blog >>
The Queen on Coins!
Since the very first Coronation Crown in 1953, milestone moments in Her Majesty’s life have been celebrated on 20 coins, including the 1993 Coronation Crown, the 2012 Diamond Jubilee £5 and the Platinum Jubilee 50p – the UK’s first ever Royal 50p – to name a few of my favourites!
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
The Platinum Jubilee weekend (2nd to 5th June 2022) was a fantastic celebration for the Queen’s milestone reign, and a whole host of celebrations – including the coveted Platinum Party at the Palace – took place!
To commemorate, a range of Platinum Jubilee coins have also been issued – explore the Platinum Jubilee range here >>