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  • The Royal Mint is looking for 95 people turning 95 in 2021 to receive a special £5 coin
  • The coin launch celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s remarkable milestone birthday

Monday March 1st: The Royal Mint is searching for 95 lucky Brits turning 95 years old this year to gift them a special Queen's 95th Birthday £5 commemorative coin in honour of Her Majesty’s birthday.  The Queen, who will reach the age of 95 on April 21, will have her birthday marked by The Royal Mint, who have struck a range of coins, featuring two new designs, for the occasion. 

All the 2021 UK coins in the new collection bear the inscription ‘My Heart and My Devotion’, referencing the promise The Queen made in 1957 and has kept ever since.  There are two designs being released.  The £5 coin features a reverse design created by heraldic artist Timothy Noad. In his design, symbols of the British nations are represented by a posy filled with thistles, daffodils, roses and shamrocks. The design that features on the reverse of the five-ounce and kilo editions was created by designer and sculptor Gary Breeze. His richly symbolic ‘flourish’ design represents The Queen’s nine decades with nine roses, while 54 leaves signify the countries of the Commonwealth.  A limited number of Celebration Sovereigns struck on 21 April 2021, the date of Her Majesty’s 95th birthday, will also mark the occasion.

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable milestone, The Royal Mint will gift a celebratory coin to 95 individuals turning 95 year’s old this year. Nominations to receive a brilliant uncirculated £5 commemorative coin featuring Timothy Noad’s exquisite design, should be submitted to The Royal Mint’s website with the name and contact details of the nominee. The winners will be drawn at random and asked to provide photographic evidence of birth during 1926.

Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of the Consumer Division at The Royal Mint said, “Each year The Royal Mint unveils a series of commemorative coins to celebrate key moments and milestones that help shape Britain and what better occasion to celebrate than Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday. Each coin is a miniature work of art and has been designed as a treasured keepsake or gift and we are delighted to be able to gift 95 of them to 95 people celebrating their own landmark birthdays this year.”  

Five different effigies of the Queen have been created by The Royal Mint documenting her reign, with her face featured on every British coin in circulation.

The Royal Mint will be contacting the 95 winners via email on Monday 19th April.

For more information about the collection and full terms and conditions, visit royalmint.com/95giveaway

 

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Coin Specifications

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 UK Commemorative Coin Specifications

Coin title

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen 2021 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 Gold Proof 5 Ounce Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen 2021 Gold Proof 2 Ounce Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen 2021 Gold Proof Quarter Ounce Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 £5 Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£1000

£10

£200

£25

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Au

 

999 Au

 

999.9 Au

999.9 Au

916.7 Au

 

Weight

1005.00g

 

156.295g

 

62.42g

7.80g

39.94g

 

Diameter

100.00mm

 

50.00mm

 

40.00mm

22.00mm

38.61mm

 

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Gary Breeze

 

Gary Breeze

 

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

 

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Limited Edition Presentation

15

150

 

200

950

655

 

RRP

£ 65,275

£ 10,820

£4,485

£605

£ 2,690

 

 

Coin title

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 Silver Proof Kilo Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 Silver Proof 5 Ounce Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen 2021 UK Silver Proof 2 Ounce Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 £5 Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

£500

£10

£5

£5

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag

 

999 Ag

 

999 Ag

925 Ag

 

925 Ag

 

Weight

1005.00g

 

156.295g

 

62.42g

56.56g

 

28.28g

 

Diameter

100.00mm

 

65.00mm

 

40.00mm

38.61mm

 

38.61mm

 

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Gary Breeze

 

Gary Breeze

 

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

 

Timothy Noad

 

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

N/A

N/a

N/A

N/A

Limited Edition Presentation

150

 

950

 

995

1926

7,595

 

RRP

£ 2,270

£ 455

£180

£ 167.50

 

£90

 

 

Coin title

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen 2021 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£5

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

Alloy

Cupro-nickel

 

Cupro-nickel

 

Weight

28.28g

 

28.28g

 

Diameter

38.61mm

 

38.61mm

 

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Timothy Noad

 

Timothy Noad

 

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Brilliant Uncirculated

Additional Features

N/A

Bespoke packaging

 

Edge milling with ‘95’ mills

 

Royal Mint Exclusive

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

9,500

RRP

£13

£18

 

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About The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 The Royal Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on London’s Tower Hill. In 1967 the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage. Today The Royal Mint is the world’s largest expert mint and has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Precious Metals and collectable and historic coins.

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint entered the tourism business in 2016 when it opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales. The attraction welcomes around 100,000 visitors a year.

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