UPDATE 30 January 2018: The 5-ounce edition is now available. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.
For the first time ever, the four generations of British Royalty have been celebrated on a UK coin.
It is a historic moment for the British Royal Family, who haven’t been represented by three living heirs to the throne since Queen Victoria’s reign over 100 years’ ago.
The Royal Mint have marked this rare occasion in Royal British history on a brand new UK £5 coin.
The Queen is joined by the three future United Kingdom monarchs – her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William and her great-grandson Prince George.
The four generations are brought together in one design by heraldic artist Timothy Noad, representing the heritage of the House of Windsor.
First Royal release of the Coronation Anniversary Year
This release is bound to prove popular amongst collectors, especially as the first of a host of coins marking a momentous year for the British Royal Family.
2018 marks the Sapphire Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s coronation – an incredible 65 years on the throne.
If you look back at previous UK jubilee anniversary releases, you’ll find a number of sell-outs for the limited edition Proof coins - not least last year’s Sapphire Jubilee £5 coin which sold which sold out within a week of the anniversary.
All Four Generations
Let’s not forget the popularity of the future Kings also.
When Royal Mail released a special set of stamps in 2016 to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, featuring all four generations, collectors worldwide had to have them.
Prince George’s first appearance on an official UK stamp was particularly popular.
If this new UK release is anything like the previous coins and stamps celebrating the UK Royal Family, you might want to act fast to secure one for your collection.
The extremely limited edition of the Four Generations of Royalty coin
The Royal Mint have released the Four Generations of Royalty Silver Proof 5 ounce coin, although you'll have to be quick to secure one with an edition limit of just 1,000 worldwide.
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