2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz Coin

2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz Case

The 2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz coin was issued to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of reign. This is an incredible coin, with a diameter of 65 mm and 156g of .9999 gold.

Ian Rank-Broadley, well known for his portraits of the Queen, designed both the obverse and reverse of this coin. The obverse is a brand new portrait and shows Her Majesty wearing her garter robes and a tiara which was given to her by Queen Mary.

 

2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz Obverse

 

The reverse shows the Queen sitting on a throne, facing front. The motto is dilecta regno which means ‘I reign beloved’. The dates of her reign are shown in Roman numerals (1952-2012).

 

2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz Reverse

 

The £10 coin has a proof finish and had a limited mintage of only 250. The coin was issued in a wooden veneer box with a blue card outer box. It has a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and a souvenir booklet.

 

2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz Box

 

The only other British Monarch to have celebrated a diamond jubilee is Queen Victoria. As you can imagine this is an expensive coin and on issue was originally priced around £9,500.

Images by permission of M J Hughes Coins.

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