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HRH Prince George of Cambridge Celebrates His Fifth Birthday

With so many royal celebrations in 2018, the highlight of Prince George’s year is here as he turns five. The legendary portrait of St George and the dragon is reimagined on an official UK £5 coin to mark the young prince’s latest milestone.


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The Legendary St George Marks HRH Prince George of Cambridge’s Fifth Birthday

It’s safe to say that there’s one occasion in 2018 that Prince George will be looking forward to more than anything – it’s time to break out the cake and candles for Prince George’s fifth birthday!


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Stamp and Coin Designs united in one set

In 1967 the first stamps bearing a new portrait of Her Majesty The Queen created by Arnold Machin OBE RA were issued. They were based on the coinage portrait he created for Britain’s new decimal coins and introduced in 1968. The Royal Mint and Royal Mail joined together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designs.


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Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a Happy 90th Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated many landmark moments during her long and eventful reign and we have enjoyed each happy occasion with her. We celebrated with the Royal Family once again when The Queen became the first British monarch to reach a 90th birthday.


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The Five Portraits of Her Majesty The Queen

During Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, the nation’s circulating coins have featured five different portraits of the monarch.


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Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthdays

Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926. She was the first child of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became George VI and Queen Elizabeth.


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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip’s 90th birthday in 2011 gave the nation a wonderful opportunity to commemorate a remarkable life of service and achievement. The Royal Mint was proud to honour him with a £5 coin.


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Jennie Bond: Milestone Moments with The Queen

Jennie Bond was the BBC’s Royal Correspondent for fourteen years. Throughout these years, Jennie has reported on numerous royal occasions, from ceremonies and celebrations, to parades and parties – not to mention traveling the world accompanying royal visits.


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Royal Celebration Series: 2012, the Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee marked the 60th anniversary of 6 February 1952, when Her Majesty The Queen came to the throne. This was also the date that her father passed away and is a day The Queen usually spends privately.


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Royal Celebration Series: 2002, the Golden Jubilee

We explore Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the personal tragedies and celebrations surrounding it.


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Royal Celebration Series: 1977, the Silver Jubilee

A Jubilee must always be tinged with sadness for Her Majesty The Queen, as it is also the anniversary of the death of her father, George VI. As such, in the Silver Jubilee year, the anniversary of her accession was a low-key affair commemorated with church services.


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Royal Celebration Series: from Accession to a Sapphire Jubilee

In 2017, Her Majesty The Queen reigned for 65 years, becoming the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee.


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The 90th Birthday Festivities

From traditional celebrations, to the fanfare and festivities of street parties and events, the nation celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s personal milestone.


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Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday!

On 21 April 1916, Her Majesty The Queen reached her 90th birthday – the first British monarch ever to reach this milestone!


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Happy Birthday, HRH Prince George of Cambridge

Since his birth, the British public, royal enthusiasts and indeed the world have quickly taken Prince George of Cambridge to their hearts and, as he turned two, the nation once again celebrated another milestone.


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The Fifth Coinage Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen is Unveiled

After a long wait, we unveiled the eagerly anticipated fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.


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The Evolving Effigy of Her Majesty The Queen

The changing of a coinage portrait is a rare occasion. As the time came to mark this new chapter for The Queen and her nation’s coinage, we offer one last opportunity to own the fourth portrait in these final edition coin sets.


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From Victoria to Elizabeth, Penny by Penny

The Royal Mint has produced an intriguing set of five carefully selected pennies spanning the reigns of two of Britain’s longest reigning monarchs – from Queen Victoria to Her Majesty The Queen.


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A Crown for HRH Prince George of Cambridge on his First Birthday

The Royal Mint struck a coin to mark the first birthday of Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July 2014. This was the first time that a United Kingdom coin was struck to mark a royal first birthday, and it was the third time coins have been struck for Prince George.


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The Changing Face of British Coins

While we are busy making the change in your pocket, change in society is happening all around us. Our infographic presents a look at some of the changes that have happened during the years that Her Majesty The Queen has been the face of British coins!


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