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Royal Mint unveils largest gold coin

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Royal Mint unveils largest gold coin

The Royal Mint has unveiled its largest-ever gold coin to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

Weighing 15kg and with a diameter of 220mm (8.6in), the coin took nearly 400 hours to make and has a face value of £15,000. It was designed by coinage artist John Bergdahl, with designs on both sides approved by the Queen.

One side depicts the Queen on horseback, while the other features a crowned EIIR cipher — the royal monogram of Her Majesty The Queen, which includes roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks.

"This special edition coin made of 15kg of fine gold is the masterpiece in the Platinum Jubilee collection, combining the finest craftsmanship and innovation rooted in our heritage as the original maker of coins for the monarchs and in celebration of Her Royal Majesty's momentous 70 years on the throne," Clare Maclennan, from the Royal Mint, says.

"The one-off piece, commissioned by a private collector, represents our growth as the home of precious metals in the UK, making metals precious to our customers across all our collections."

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