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Platinum Jubilee £5 Coin

The Platinum Jubilee £5 coin release is to celebrate the 70 years of service to the United Kingdom by Her Majesty The Queen, from her inauguration in 1952 to 2022. There is also a Platinum Jubilee 50p coin. Both coins are part of the 2022 Annual Coin Sets.

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Platinum Jubilee Stamp and Coin Cover

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover. Individually numbered and limited to three thousand.

Platinum Jubilee Stamp Coin Cover
Platinum Jubilee Stamp Coin Cover

3,000 Coin Covers Available 4th February 2022 from The Royal Mint Priced at £19.99

  • Limited Edition 15,000 – of those 3,000 are available to purchase from The Royal Mint
  • A limited-edition coin and stamp set in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • Affixed to the Coin Cover envelope are the new stamps commemorating The Queen’s 70-year reign
  • A beautifully decorative design by the renowned artist John Bergdahl appears on the reverse of the coin
  • The coin is struck to an immaculate Brilliant Uncirculated finish
  • Eight new stamps showing different facets of The Queen’s many roles, from Trooping the Colour to visits across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the wider world
  • Inside is a beautifully illustrated insert that looks back at the key moments in the life of Britain’s longest-serving monarch

Four First Class and four £1.70 square stamps presented as two horizontal se-tenant strips.

February 2020: A visit to the headquarters of MI5 in London First Class

October 1957: With His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in Washington, during a tour of the United States First Class

April 1980: On a walkabout in Worcester First Class

June 1978: During Trooping the Colour in London First Class

May 2005: After touring the Provincial Museum of Alberta in Canada £1.70

June 1977: During the Silver Jubilee celebrations in Camberwell £1.70

February 1966: In Victoria Park, St Vincent, during a tour of the West Indies £1.70

June 1999: At the Order of the Garter ceremony in Windsor £1.70

Stamp specifications 

Stamp format Square

Stamp size 35mm x 35mm

Design Kate Stephens

Printer International Security Printers

Print process Lithography

Perforations 14.5 x 14.5

Phosphor Bars as appropriate

Gum PVA

How much is a Platinum Jubilee £5 coin worth?

The value of a Platinum Jubilee £5 coin issue prices are:

Name Issue Price
£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin  £10.00
£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (special edge)  £18.00
£5 Silver Proof Coin  £92.50
£5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin  £172.50
2oz Silver Proof Coin  £185.00
£5 Gold Proof Coin  £2,725.00
£5 Platinum Proof Piedfort Coin  £5,495.00

How rare is the Platinum Jubilee £5 coin?

The mintage figures for the different varieties of this coin are:

Name Mintage Figures
£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Unlimited
£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Limited Edition 10,000
£5 Silver Proof Coin Limited Edition 5,000
£5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Limited Edition 1,952
2oz Silver Proof Coin Limited Edition 1,000
£5 Gold Proof Coin Limited Edition 400
£5 Platinum Proof Piedfort Coin Limited Edition 52

The Platinum Jubilee Coin Design

There is some confusion on the difference in the coin designs for the Platinum Jubilee large, £5 and 50p coins.

The £5 coins have the following obverse and reverse:

Name Design
£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Reverse and Obverse as below, milled edge (no words)
£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (special edge) Reverse and Obverse as below, edge inscription “SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE”
£5 Silver Proof Coin Reverse and Obverse as below, edge inscription “SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE”
£5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Reverse and Obverse as below, edge inscription “SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE”
2oz Silver Proof Coin Reverse and Obverse as below, milled edge
£5 Gold Proof Coin Reverse and Obverse as below, edge inscription “SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE”
£5 Platinum Proof Piedfort Coin Reverse and Obverse as below, edge inscription “SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE”

 

Platinum Jubilee £5 coin
Platinum Jubilee £5 coin
2022 £5 coin obverse design
2022 £5 coin obverse design

£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Her Majesty The Queen on horseback
Her Majesty The Queen on horseback obverse design
  • Features the commemorative Platinum Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on horseback
  • A beautifully decorative design by the renowned artist John Bergdahl appears on the reverse of the coin
  • The packaging explores how The Queen’s coinage portraits have captured her growth from a young queen to an experienced monarch
  • Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, which is a finer finish than circulating coins

SPECIFICATION

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION £5
ALLOY Cupro-Nickel
WEIGHT 28.28 g
DIAMETER 36.61mm
REVERSE DESIGNER John Bergdahl
OBVERSE DESIGNER John Bergdahl
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2022
EDGE Milled

Limited Edition £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

As above except a limited edition with an edge inscription.

  • Limited Edition 10,000
  • Available exclusively from The Royal Mint
  • The obverse bears a commemorative portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on horseback
  • Features a beautifully decorative reverse design inspired by the royal mantle, or robe, worn by Her Majesty at her coronation in 1953
  • The edge inscription, which is an unusual feature for a Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin, reflects the pledge made by The Queen during her 1952 Christmas message
  • Comes with beautiful picture card imagery of The Queen and her coinage portraits, in celebration of her 70-year reign
  • Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, which is a finer finish than circulating coins

SPECIFICATION

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION £5
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 10,010
ALLOY Cupro-Nickel
WEIGHT 28.28 g
DIAMETER 38.61mm
REVERSE DESIGNER John Bergdahl
OBVERSE DESIGNER John Bergdahl
EDGE INSCRIPTION SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2022
EDGE Plain Lettered
 

Large Coins

The larger (heavier weight) proof coins feature an elaborate reverse design by John Bergdahl, which shows the royal cypher surrounded by floral emblems of the United Kingdom.

 

What do the letters JB mean?

JB stands for John Bergdahl, designer of the Platinum Jubilee £5

The Platinum Jubilee £5 coin design was created by experienced coin designer John Bergdahl, whose previous work includes a wide variety of heraldic coin designs.

The design consists of the Royal Arms displayed within a royal mantle – a heraldic device often used on royal coins in the past. The detailed edging on the royal mantle was by far the most challenging and time consuming part of the assignment.

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be involved with a number of commissions marking royal celebrations. This one is certainly right up there when judging the importance of the occasion.

He is the man behind the 2015 coin commemorating the Magna Carta, which was inspired by medieval art and the seal that was used to formalise the great document.

For his 2016 coin marking the Battle of Hastings, he brought the famous Bayeux Tapestry to life, including a depiction of King Harold with an arrow in his eye.

He also designed a coin showing Henry VIII’s Mary Rose in 2011, showing the ship as she appeared in the only acknowledged painting of the iconic vessel, streamers and banners aflutter as the majestic ship takes to the sea.

His design for the Alfred the Great 2021 UK £5 Coin is based on the Alfred Jewel, a masterpiece of rock crystal set over gold enamelling, which is now housed in the Ashmolean Museum, the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology.

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