Featuring the Royal Mint’s Official New United Kingdom diamond jubilee £5 Coin, the Limited Edition diamond jubilee UK £5 Coin Cover is something truly special.
The official new United Kingdom £5 coin, issued by the Royal Mint, is the first ever to be struck with a full effigy of the Queen on both sides. In honour of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, the coin also features a new obverse portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. This is the first new portrait of the Queen to appear on a UK coin since 2007 and it is as such highly collectable.
The Cover also features two special edition Crown Jewels First Class Stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Fittingly, the stamps depict vibrant images of two of the principle pieces of Regalia used during the Coronation of a British monarch and those that were used for Queen Elizabeth II – the St. Edward’s Crown and the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross.
The Stamps have been postmarked on one-day-only – 29th October 2011 – exactly 100 days until the official anniversary date of the Queen’s accession and the cachet depicts Cecil Beaton’s iconic 1953 portrait of the Queen’s coronation taken at Buckingham Palace.
Finally, the Cover has a strict limited edition of just 29,500. From the hundreds of thousands of this new £5 coin that will be available, only a handful of people will be able to own it in this extremely limited format.