Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II £5: Diamond Jubilee

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In 2012, the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee having reached 60 years on the throne. This is the first coin ever struck to commemorate a Diamond Jubilee - there were no special coins for Queen Victoria's in 1897. The obverse features a new portrait of Her Majesty crowned and wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, created especially for the Diamond Jubilee by Ian Rank-Broadley. Also designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the obverse features a portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth just as she appeared in her first portrait with the Latin words DIRIGE DEUS GRESSUS MEOS (May God Guide My Steps).
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