Royal Mint celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday with a three coins set
- June 04, 2021
To celebrate HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday on 12 June, The Royal Mint will strike on the Day Celebration Sovereign and a Celebration Sovereign three-coin set containing prominent-dated sovereigns from key years of her extraordinary life and reign.
There will be a special edition of The Sovereign, the coin of the monarch, struck on the 12 June, 2021 to mark The Queen’s second, official birthday. Just 1,295 Celebration Sovereigns will be struck on this date and they will feature the exclusive ‘95’ crown privy mark, created for this historic occasion. 1,195 will be available to purchase individually with the additional 100 forming part of a Celebration set.
Privy mark of Elisabeth II (95th anniversary)
The three-coin Sovereign set celebrating the 95th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen in 2021 includes the birth year Sovereign of 1926, one of the first Sovereigns of The Queen’s reign from 1957, and a Strike on the Day Celebration Sovereign 2021. 100 sets are for sale.
The Queen, who officially reached the age of 95 on April 21, has had her birthday marked by The Royal Mint with an exciting range of commemorative coins, featuring two new designs, for the occasion. The £5 coin features a reverse design created by heraldic artist Timothy Noad.
In his design, symbols of the UK 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.
In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable milestone, The Royal Mint has also gifted a celebratory coin to 95 individuals turning 95 year’s old 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 also marked the milestone birthday by projecting these effigies onto the Tower of London this week, the former home of The Royal Mint.
Sources: Royal Mint and NUMISMAG.