Royal Mint Honors 4 Generations Of The Monarchy With A New Coin Depicting The Queen And 3 Future Kings

Date January 31, 2018 10:38

It’s going to be a banner year for the British royal family: the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth II, the 70th birthday of Prince Charles, and the wedding of the fifth in line to the throne, Prince Harry, to the American actress and fashion model Meghan Markle. To mark these milestones, the Royal Mint is honoring four generations of royals – three future kings and the Queen – with a new coin.

Brand new coin

A new £5 coin’s reverse side has the initials of the three heirs to the British throne (Prince of Wales, his son Duke of Cambridge, and his grandson Prince George) alongside the initials of Queen Elizabeth. As for the obverse design, it features the monarch's profile. You can get these masterpieces in gold and silver, but expect to spend more than £5 on each, as the price can reach £155, depending on the version.


Collect them all!

In case you didn’t know what the Royal Mint is, it produces coins for the country. This year’s design is not the first one that coin-hunters want to get. Of course, it doesn’t devote all of its coins to the royal family but rather commemorates various break-through years and occasions. And many people are always looking forward to new versions in circulation!

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Keeping up with the tradition

But still, coins featuring the royals are among the most popular ones. Just look at this great composition!

Here are some of the newest coins that marked an important 2017 event. Last year, the Queen had her 70th marriage anniversary with Prince Philip. Of course, the Royal Mint could not but celebrate it. The reverse side has the couple on horses, while the obverse side features their profile portraits.


What about other monarchs?

Royal families in other countries have the same tradition. For example, the King and Queen of Spain were featured on a limited edition coin in 2015.


Denmark also likes celebrating royal anniversaries and events with brand new coins, commemorating its longest serving head of state, Queen Margrethe II.

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We’re looking forward to what the Royal Mint will produce to mark the events of this year!

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