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Platinum coin marks Queen's 70th anniversary

By Helen William

A set of double-headed platinum coins have been created to mark the Queen's 70th wedding anniversary.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh appear on the coins, specially struck as they become the first British royal couple to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.

They married at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests on November 20, 1947.

The service was broadcast live to 200m radio listeners.

The Royal Mint said they appear in a double profile portrait on one side of the coin, while the reverse has them on horseback and is edged with the words "wedded love has joined them in happiness 1947-2017".

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