Coin Portfolio Management is pleased to report that the Royal Mint has publicly confirmed that a new United Kingdom £5 coin will be issued to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Following in the footsteps of seminal coin issues from her reign that were struck for her Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee celebrations, this will be the first ever UK coin to be minted for a Diamond Jubilee of any monarch.
Due to be officially unveiled in October 2011, Coin Portfolio Management will endeavour to ensure that clients will be some of the very first people to be able to view this coin design around the world.
What however has already been confirmed is that the new design will be the work of Sculptor Ian Rank Broadley FRBS, who created the common United Kingdom obverse design that has featured on our coins since 1998.
The obverse will feature a unique portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, whilst the reverse will feature a brand new design, inspired by the official Royal Mint medal that was issued for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. Moreover, the £5 coin will no doubt be minted in a variety of metals and finishes to appeal to collectors and enthusiasts at all levels.