This year is a year of great celebration for the entire nation as Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first monarch in our history to reach a Platinum Jubilee – 70 years as monarch.
On Platinum Jubilee Sunday – the main day of celebration on the Platinum Jubilee weekend – some very special gold sovereign coins were minted. They were ONLY minted on that very day, and include a certificate that confirms as such.
As their minting is restricted to just one day, the number of coins produced is likewise very limited – just 499 gold sovereigns were minted. The design will only be used for the strikings on this one day making the coins minted on Sunday 5th June among the most exclusive of gold coins celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
The design shows the Tower of London, an historic monument which, for centuries, has been closely associated with the monarchy in Britain. Also in the design is an arrangement of summer flowers, in full colour! What a superb way to celebrate Her Majesty’s Jubilee – a massive posy of congratulations, as it were – on this superb proof quality gold coin.
The flowers shown include Lily of the valley, which is The Queen’s favourite flower. The other flowers are species that will flower during the summer (Cosmo, Gerbera, Rudbekia, Blue cornflower) and are likely to be used in arrangements and gardens throughout the country during this summer of celebration.
Each coin has a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and plaque.