A brand new £5 coin has been issued by the United Kingdom to mark the 65 years since Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne, our first ever monarch to reach this incredible milestone. The only official UK coins to mark The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, with a design approved by the Palace. This reverse design is exclusive to the £5 coin.
Struck to an unblemished Brilliant Uncirculated finish, each coin has been officially postmarked by Royal Mail with the date of the Coronation Anniversary – 06.02.17.
This coin features Queen Elizabeth II's portrait by Jody Clark on the obverse and the reverse features a famous quote spoken by the Queen on her 21st birthday - "My whole life, whether it be long or short, devoted to your service," along with the dates of her reign - 1952-2017 and an image of her crown, design by Glyn Davies.
Diameter - 38.61mm
Weight - 28.28g
Metal - Cupro-Nickel
Finish - Brilliant Uncirculated
Serial Number: B15-344
Each coin comes protectively sealed in a tamper-proof numismatic capsule with its own unique serial number and is beautifully presented in a black leatherette presentation case. A certificate of authenticity accompanies this coin.
Importantly, of the special one-day-only postmark, just 500 of these DateStamp™ Issues will ever be made available.