Four generations of Royals appear on official U.K. coin for first time

The U.K.’s Royal Mint recently struck a coin to celebrate an exciting time in Britain’s Royal history.

Queen Elizabeth II; her son, the Prince of Wales; her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge; and her great-grandson Prince George have been honoured together on an official U.K. coin for the first time. It’s also the first time in more than a century that four successive generations of the Royal family come together and appear on an official U.K. coin.

“It’s really great to see a Representation of the People Act 1918 50p amongst the new coin designs for 2018,” said Helen Antrobus, of the People’s History Museum in Manchester. “I wish it were possible for all of us to carry one in our pockets to carry forward that message of equality first started by the Act 100 years ago, reminding us that we still have work to do.”

ROYAL BADGE OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR

The design—created by calligrapher and heraldic artist Timothy Noad—features oak branches inspired by the Royal Badge of the House of Windsor and the initials of each generation.

“I started with several ideas, including a set of each of the royals in profile, but decided to go for the approach of overlapping initials to convey a sense of family,” said Noad.

This year is set to be a busy one as the ever-growing Royal Family look forward to a number of Royal celebrations, including the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday, Prince George of Cambridge’s fifth birthday and a royal wedding.

For more information about the Four Generations of Royalty 2018 commemorative coin visit royalmint.com.

COIN SPECIFICATIONS

BASE COIN

£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£5

Composition

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

28.28 grams

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

Diameter

38.61 mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Timothy Noad 

SILVER COINS

£5 Silver Proof Coin

£5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Silver Five-Ounce Coin

Denomination

£5

£5

£10

Composition

.925 Ag Sterling Silver

.925 Ag Sterling Silver

.999 Ag Fine Silver

Weight

28.28 grams

56.56 grams

156.295 grams

Limited Edition Presentation

5000

2000

1000

Diameter

38.61 mm

38.61 mm

65 mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Timothy Noad

GOLD COINS

£5 Gold Proof Coin

£25 Gold Quarter Ounce Coin

Gold Five-Ounce Coin

Denomination

£5

£25

£10

Composition

916.7 Au – Red

.999 Au Fine Gold

.999 Au Fine Gold

Weight

39.94 grams

7.798 grams

156.295 grams

Limited Edition Presentation

500

1100

100

Diameter

38.61 mm

22 mm

50 mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Timothy Noad

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