Eight new coins unveiled to mark Queen's historic Sapphire Jubilee

Eight new coins unveiled to mark Queen's historic Sapphire Jubilee


Eight new coins unveiled to mark Queen's historic Sapphire Jubilee

The Royal Mint has issued a special collection of coins

Former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond, who watched the new coins being struck at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, south Wales, said of the £5 coins: "I particularly love the inscription around this coin. It reads 'shine through the ages' – taken from the Queen's Coronation speech. She was talking about how the ancient ceremonies shine through the ages of course, but for us, I think this also reflects how the Queen herself has shone, and continues to shine, throughout her wonderful long reign."

Eight new coins unveiled to mark Queen's historic Sapphire Jubilee

Jennie Bond watched the new coins being struck at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant

Jennie told HELLO!: "When she was 21, she declared in a public broadcast that her life, 'whether it be long or short', would be devoted to the service of her people. We all make promises when we're young – but few of us could emulate The Queen who, now our longest-serving monarch, is working almost as hard in her 91st year as she did when she came to the throne 65 years ago."



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