The second coin highlights Her Majesty’s work with charities and as a patron, whilst the first coin in the collection focuses on Her Majesty’s honours and investitures awards and the third and final coin celebrates the Commonwealth, a ‘family of nations’ she has championed throughout her reign.
Each coin in the collection is united by featuring Her Majesty The Queen’s signature in the centre of each design. This marks the first time ever that this has featured on UK coinage during Her Majesty’s reign – a fitting tribute in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said, “The Royal Mint are a global leader in premium collectables for numismatists, and this year saw The Royal Mint produce one of its largest ever coin collections to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We are delighted to unveil today the second coin in a special collection marking Her Majesty The Queen’s incredible reign. All coins in the collection are united by the inclusion of The Queen’s signature, which is the first time this has ever featured on UK coinage during her reign.”
The coin collection has been designed by Irish artist and illustrator P. J. Lynch who has represented three key areas of Her Majesty’s reign with richly symbolic designs that were inspired by and feature The Queen’s signature, as a symbol of her personal commitment to others.
P. J. Lynch said of his design, “When creating this series, I initially focused on The Queen’s hands; she is so often shaking hands – it is how she welcomes and communicates with the people she meets. It led me to consider her signature, which is so symbolic, an instrument of state when she signs official documents, but also her personal promise and commitment.”
The coins forming this collection celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s reign, are available as gold Proof, silver Proof Piedfort, silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions from The Royal Mint’s website, www.royalmint.com/queens-reign.