New 50p and £ 5 coins unveiled for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – with a nod to Birmingham

A brand new 50p piece marking next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has been unveiled along with new coins in honor of the Queen’s Platinum anniversary.

A new 50p and £ 5 coin has been designed by the Royal Mint to celebrate the milestone.

The royal anniversary, which takes place on February 6 next year, marks the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign.

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The £ 5 coin is known as a crown and is traditionally launched on every royal anniversary, according to the Mirror, but the new 50p is the first.

Each of the coins has a beautiful new design on one side and the queen’s head on the other.

In addition to the games, remarkable faces will be displayed on the five revealed coins.



The five new coins unveiled to mark the Queen's Platinum anniversary
The five new coins unveiled to mark the Queen’s Platinum anniversary

There will be £ 2 coins recognizing the life and legacy of legendary singer Dame Vera Lynn and inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

“Every year the Royal Mint unveils a series of commemorative coins to celebrate important milestones that helped shape Britain, and this year’s annual set is particularly special with a new 50 pence, £ 5 crown and a special platinum set to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum. Anniversary, “said Clare Maclennan, of The Royal Mint.



The new coins will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen's reign
The new coins will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign

The Queen is already the longest-serving monarch alive today.

Only one former monarch ruled for a long time – Louis XIV of France, whose reign lasted 72 years and 110 days, but the Queen will break this record on May 27, 2024.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 50p is designed by The Royal Mints Natasha Preece.

The Games will be held from July 28 to August 8, 2022, starting with an opening ceremony at the newly built Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr.

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