2002 Queen Elizabeth II - Golden Jubilee Silver Proof Coin

This silver coin was the perfect way to pay tribute to the reign of the Queen.

Highlights

  • Sterling silver coin with 22 carat gold highlights
  • Commemorated the Queen's accession to the throne
  • Featured the Sceptre with Cross, symbolising the queen's temporal power over her people
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 25,000.

The British Royal Mint etablished a dedicated coin programme for 12 countries in the Commonwealth to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Accession to the Throne in 1952. Each country developed its own design to honour this distinguished and much-admired Monarch.

New Zealand's commemorative silver frosted proof $5 coin, lavishly presented in a Royal purple velvet case, depicted an image of the Sceptre with the Cross, designed by Robert Lowe. A revered symbol of Royal authority and a key part of the Coronation ceremony and Royal regalia, the Sceptre symbolises the Queen's temporal power over her people. It is dominated by the fabulous Great Star of Africa - the world's largest cut diamond when set into the Sceptre in 1910.

The coin's obverse, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, featured the Queen's potrait in sterling .925 silver, highlighted in 22-carat gold.

Weighing just under 30 grams, this was a timeless reminder of a once in a lifetime event.

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Frosted proof
Composition: 0.925 sterling silver with 22-carat gold highlights
Weight: 28.28 grams
Diameter: 38.61mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Sceptre with the Cross
Designed by: Robert Lowe
Worldwide mintage limit: 25,000
Mint: Royal British Mint