Last Coins of the Queen feature Special Privy Mark

2022 is likely a year no collector will forget.

We’ve celebrated a Platinum Jubilee, mourned the loss of our Queen and welcomed a new monarch to the throne.

And, as ever, these extraordinary moments are retold through our UK coins.

Today, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s incredible life and reign, an official UK Memorial coin set has been released. The coins feature the eight definitive coins from 2022, alongside the new Memorial 50p and £5 with the King’s portrait.

2022 UK Queen Elizabeth II MEmorial Definitive Coin Set - with special privy mark.
Featuring the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, and 50p royal shield designs
the commemorative.
Privy Mark on Last Queen Coins
2022 UK Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Definitive Coin Set – with special privy mark.

Last UK Coins of Queen Elizabeth II

Importantly, the definitive coins in this set will be the last in the UK to feature Her Majesty’s portrait.

What’s more, each definitive obverse design also features a special privy mark to show the Queen’s year of birth and year of passing – a never-before-seen feature for these coins, which is bound to add to their collectability.

Privy Mark on Last Queen Coins
Privy Mark on Last Queen Coins

Since Her Majesty’s passing, we’ve seen incredible demand for QE II coins. Both historic and new issues. Recent releases are continuously selling out at The Royal Mint and older issues are becoming increasingly scarce as the nation rushes to secure keepsakes and lasting tributes for the Queen.

And this set features the very last coins of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, meaning rapid sell outs of the limited precious metal versions are absolutely on the cards…

The good news for collectors is that the Brilliant Uncirculated version of the set is unlimited.

However, The Royal Mint have announced that stock will only be available until the 31st December 2022, so the sales window is incredibly limited for those of you wanting to secure this set.

A recent photograph of Her Late Majesty the Queen. Pictured wearing a pink suit jacket and matching hat. She can be seen smiling.
A new commemorative UK coin set has been issued, including the last coins of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring a special privy mark.
Her Late Majesty the Queen.
Source: Joel Rouse/ Ministry of Defence Derivative: nagualdesign, OGL 3, via Wikimedia Commons

Appearing on our coins throughout her outstanding reign as our longest serving monarch, I’m sure you’ll agree that this set really is a touching tribute to Her Majesty. It’s a piece of history to treasure for generations to come.

Let us know in the comments below if you like the privy mark on the last Queen Elizabeth II coins.

Own the Last Coins of Her Majesty, with special privy mark, in Brilliant Uncirculated quality

You can own the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Coin Set in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here >>

But, due to the limited sales window, you’ll need to act fast to make sure you don’t miss out.


  1. Kristin Smith on December 14, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Lovely article, Rachel, RIP Queen Elizabeth II. you mentioned very detailed information about coins. Actually, for the last two days, I’ve been researching Privy Mark coins. This article helps me with that. I’m a coin collector at the beginning level. I have a collection of coins. In Texas, there is so many local coin dealer; many collectors look into coin deals. Apmex, JM Bullion, and Bullion Exchange are the best. But on some occasions, BOLD Precious Metals have great deals on products. I have some coins from BOLD. Your so many articles will help my collector’s friend circle and me. I’ll share these articles with them. Best luck to you.

    • Rachel on December 14, 2022 at 11:11 am

      Hi Kristin, thanks for your comment and welcome to the wonderful world of coin collecting! I’m so pleased to hear that you’ve found this article helpful. It sounds like you’ve made a great start with your research into collecting and have a supportive circle around you too. That’s definitely one of the best ways to build up your collection – working with friends to keep a look out for the coins you need and swapping with one another. We have loads of articles about collecting and tips to help grow your collection, so be sure to take a look at our blogs and videos for all our tips and tricks!

  2. Paul Mcleod on December 10, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Went to Micky D’s for breakfast this morning asked for a couple of 50p’s in my change – expecting shield’s but got 2 Pride 50p’s – so it was a double whammy very happy bunny