Hattons of London releases set of exclusive coins to commemorate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Rare coin specialist Hattons of London has launched a new range to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The company, which has offices in King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, has released a set of exclusive coins to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.

The coins have been designed to showcase the important role that horses have played throughout Queen Elizabeth II’s life – from her first Shetland pony, Peggy, to her many champion racehorses.

The ‘Queen Elizabeth II ‘The Equestrian Portrait’ Crown Set’ includes four crown-sized coins, each depicting the Queen on horseback during the time of the three major jubilees celebrated since her 1952 coronation.

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The four coins include the Coronation crown of 1953 featuring Her Majesty riding side-saddle on a prancing horse, a riding stock in her left hand and reins in her right.

The second is the 1977 Silver Jubilee crown-sized decimal 25p coin, which was the first British jubilee commemorative coin released in the reign of Her Majesty. The coin features a portrait of the Queen riding side-saddle at the Trooping of the Colour on Horse Guards parade. The portrait is the work of the late visual artist Arnold Machin, who was born in Stoke-on-Trent, and is best known for designing iconic British coins and postage stamps.

Also included is a collectible £5 coin created for the Queen’s 2002 Golden Jubilee, again showing a portrait of the Queen atop a horse, while the final coin is a newly created crown-sized £5 coin, featuring a special commemorative portrait of the Queen by artist John Bergdhal, showing Her Majesty in the uniform of the Horse Guards.

Hattons of London managing director, Simon Mellinger said: “Following a tradition of equestrian portraits of monarchs dating back to the 1500s, we have brought together the most iconic equestrian-themed crown coins created to celebrate landmark moments in the Queen’s reign with a design created for this year’s Platinum Jubilee, which brings us full circle.

“The set has already proven popular not only with those wanting a fitting memento of the Queen’s remarkable 70-year reign but with horse enthusiasts alike, and on the back of the success that we have seen with recent sell-out ranges including the Platinum Jubilee Monarch Range, we are not expecting these sets to be around for long.”

Established in 2017, Hattons of London has undergone remarkable growth – expanding its team from 11 to 45 in just five years.

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, 2021 proved to be the company’s most successful year yet.

And the business – which was recently awarded the Investors in People gold accreditation – shows no signs of slowing down, with increased demand as a result of this year’s Platinum Jubilee prompting a recruitment drive to further grow its specialist team.

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