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Monday, 28 May 2012

£9,500 diamond jubilee coin approved by the Queen

A coin containing 60 diamonds and costing £9,500 has been given a royal seal of approval by the Queen for her diamond jubilee.

Kingswood-based Pobjoy Mint, a private mint which makes coins for commonwealth countries around the world, has produced the commemorative piece for the government of Ascension Island.

Keeping in theme with the Queen’s landmark year, the coin is made with 60 ounces of fine silver and 60 diamonds, set into the crown on the design of the profile of the Queen. The crown has also been gold-plated to show-off the diamonds to their full effect.

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