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The Royal Mint unveils a commemorative coin for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The coin features Her Majesty on horseback.
The artwork, which marks her 70th anniversary on the throne, represents her “affection for nature”.
It is the first time a collectible 50p has been minted to celebrate a royal event.
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“Designed by esteemed artists and made with original craftsmanship, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee coins are enduring pieces of art that will be collected, cherished and passed down for generations,” Clare Maclennan, divisional director of The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, said according to the BBC.
“The Queen’s legacy on coins stretches the length of her momentous reign,” said Royal Mint Museum historian Chris Barker. “Today’s launch marks another significant milestone, and the Royal Mint plays a proud part in the nationwide celebrations.”
The Queen was given her first horse (a Shetland pony) when she was just 4 years old. In addition to riding for fun, she would often be on horseback for events like Trooping the Colour — the public celebration of the monarch’s birthday. The coin appears to depict the Queen on such an occasion, given the hat with a feather that can be seen.
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