- Official commemorative coin in honour of Queen Elizabeth's 70th anniversary
- Commissioned by the Central Bank of Malta
- Shows Queen Elizabeth during her state visit to Malta in 1967
- Strictly limited to 15,000 pieces
- Minted by the Royal Dutch Mint
Seventy years ago, on 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations. To celebrate the platinum anniversary, the Royal Dutch Mint mints two official commemorative coins on behalf of the Central Bank of Malta: a 2.5 euro in coincard and a 10 euro in Silver Prooflike.
Did you know that…
- Malta was a British colony from 1800 to 1964? After this, the country still belonged to the Commonwealth of Nations, until it became a republic in 1974.
- Queen Elizabeth lived in Malta from 1949 to 1951? She had just married Prince Philip, who was stationed in Malta as a naval officer.
- Malta is one of Queen Elizabeth's favourite countries?
- Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth ever?
- A total of fourteen prime ministers ruled under her?
- Queen Elizabeth has sent 50,000 Christmas cards during her reign?
The coincard shows a recent photo of Queen Elizabeth in her typical monochrome suit on the front. The reverse shows a photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on a state visit to Malta in 1967, the first state visit since Malta became independent. The obverse of the coin features the anniversary emblem surrounded by the inscription “Queen's Platinum Jubilee” and the denomination. On the reverse is the logo of the Central Bank of Malta, the mint mark and the year of issue.
|Nominal value||€ 2.50|