The significance of seventy
In many cultures, platinum is the precious metal of choice synonymous with special occasions, especially a 70th anniversary – for example this year sees the platinum anniversary of the founding of The People’s Republic of China, with celebrations expected to be focused around National Day in October.
In 2017, Queen Elizabeth II became the first monarch in British history to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary as she reached 70 years of marriage to Prince Philip.
In honour of the occasion, The Royal Mint issued a set of commemorative platinum coins featuring a double portrait of the monarch and her husband.
The Prince of Wales’s milestone 70th birthday last year was also marked with a special commemorative platinum coin.