April 17, 2021

Queen’s 95th birthday should be marked with a new coin | UK News

The Queen’s 95th birthday will be celebrated with one of five new commemorative coins issued this year.

The Queen, who will become the first British monarch to turn 95 on April 21, will celebrate her birthday with a new 5 coin.

The issuance of the Royal 5 coin is usually reserved for special government occasions.

The coin bears the words Royal Cyber ​​”EIR” and “My Heart and My Devotion”, which are part of the 1957 Christmas broadcast.

During the speech the Queen said: “In the old days the king took his soldiers to the battlefield and his leadership was always close and personal.

“Things are so different today. I can not take you to war. I did not give you laws or administer justice, but I can do something else. I can give my heart and devotion to these old islands and all the people. Our brotherhood of nations.”

The new package for 2021 also includes the following:

  • A £ 2 coin commemorating the 250th birth anniversary of the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott, recognized as one of the most influential Scots in history for his contribution to literature
  • A £ 2 coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of science fiction writer HG Wells, who wrote the classic science fiction novels The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds
  • 50p coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of decimalization when Britain’s modern coins were first introduced
  • The 50th coin, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the death of inventor John Loki Byrd, is famous for its early television prototypes.

Claire McLennan of The Royal Mind Consumer Division said: “This year’s annual collection is very special to Royal Mint because we are celebrating one of the biggest milestones in our 1,100 year history – the year of decimation.

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“It was one of the largest and most intense public awareness campaigns ever conducted by the government and introduced the currencies we know today.

“Decimalization is the birth of the modern coin collection, and it is fitting that the anniversary should be celebrated at 50 pence, which is Britain’s most coined currency.”