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Royal Mint Reveals Large Coin on Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Wed 25 May 2022 | 02:08 PM
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The Royal Mint revealed a new huge gold coin for marking Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, BBC reported on Wednesday.

Weighted 15 kg, the coin was requested by an anonymous collector for unannounced estimation. Regarding the coin's designs, they were approved by the Queen herself.

The diameter of the coin is 220 mm, and it is the largest produced coin by the Royal Mint in 1100 years.

Designed by coinage artist John Bergdahl, the mint described it as a "hand crafted to the highest standard".

Royal Mint official Clare Maclennan said: "This special edition coin made of 15kg of fine gold is the masterpiece in the Platinum Jubilee collection, combining the finest craftsmanship and innovation rooted in our heritage as the original maker of coins for the monarchs and in celebration of Her Royal Majesty's momentous 70 years on the throne.

"The one-off piece, commissioned by a private collector, represents our growth as the home of precious metals in the UK, making metals precious to our customers across all our collections."

On the other hand, the unannounced collector commented: "As a long-standing customer of the Royal Mint, I have invested in unique and interesting coins marking moments throughout the Queen's reign that will remain in my family for generations."