This is the 2021 Queen Elizabeth II 95th Birthday Silver Proof £5 Coin. The Privy Council have announced that The Royal Mint intend to make this coin to commemorate the milestone birthday. The coin will feature the floral emblems on the reverse.
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Queen Elizabeth II turn 95 years old on 21st April 2021. Not only is she the longest-reigning monarch in UK history, but also the only one to reach the age of 95.
Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952 after the sudden death of her father, King George VI. During her 1953 Coronation, she notably declatred "my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."
We first heard about the coin after the Privy Council published information about it. The Privy Council is made up of senior politicians who advise the Queen on such matters as bank holidays, coinage and lively company statuses. The Royal Mint have to submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval and that information is then announced on the Privy Council website.
The Privy Council Notice states the obverse of the coin will feature a coinage potrait of Queen Elizabeth II. We think this may be the Jody Clark design.
Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year
According to the Privy Council Notice, the reverse will feature:
a depiction of the floral emblems of the United Kingdom accompanied by Our Royal Cypher and the inscription “MY HEART AND MY DEVOTION 1926 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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