Jersey has enjoyed a special relationship with England for over 800 years and is described as “one of the oldest possessions of the Crown”.
Her Majesty The Queen acceded the throne on 6 February 1952 and the Coronation took place on 2 June 1953. The length and success of Her Majesty’s reign and our unique relationship with our sovereign is indeed well worthy of celebration. In 2012 Jersey will issue a series of commemorative coins to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. This is an excellent opportunity to mark this historic and momentous occasion.
Why are the commemorative coins being issued?
The Diamond Jubilee commemorative coins are being issued in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Commemorative coins will form part of a series of commemorative events for the Island, such as
- Mont Orgueil Exhibition and Hologram Images
- commemorative £100 Note
- commemorative Stamp Issue
- Jubilee Concert
- Jubilee Food Festival
- Jubilee Beacons
The Diamond Jubilee Gold Plated Coloured Coin Collection
An exclusive collection of 12 gold – plated coloured base metal coins is being issued over a 3 year period (2011, 2012, 2013); 4 coins per year. Using the latest in minting innovations, each coin will feature a full colour reproduction of a photographic portrait of Her Majesty the Queen and will be plated in 24 carat gold.
HM Queen Elizabeth II – A Lifetime of Service 2012
The 2012 coin celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Accession of HM The Queen to the throne. The reverse design features the trumpet and heraldic banner of the State Trumpeter proclaiming the Accession to the throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following the death of her father (by Tim Noad). The coin obverse is accented in gold ink and, importantly, features a special new double portrait featuring The Queen at the beginning of the reign, together with a more contemporary portrait, both by David Cornell.
Her Majesty the Queen’s Coat of Arms
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign this will be issued in precious metals in the following denominations: £1, £2 and £5. The coins are being sold individually and as a 3-coin set.
When are the coins available and how can I order them?
The Diamond Jubilee coins are available now and can be ordered by using the Westminster Collection website and completing their online order form.