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Royal Mint Launches 2012 Coin Set

Royal Mint Launches 2012 Coin Set

The Royal Mint have launched a commemorative coin set to mark the year 2012 and to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.

The coin set includes the Royal Mint’s official UK 5 commemorative coin created for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The £5 crown features two new portraits of The Queen – a contemporary image of Her Majesty on the front, and a younger image of the monarch on the reverse.

Also included in the Royal Mint set is a £2 commemorative coin issued to celebrate the birth of Charles Dickens, and coins in current circulation from 1p to £2.

Image: A general view of the reverse side of the Royal Mint’s official UK 5 commemorative coin, created to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – David Parry/PA