Revealed: the Queen’s 90th Birthday UK Coin for 2016

The details of the new UK £5 Coin to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday next year have been revealed. 

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The 2016 £5 coin to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday

The Royal Mint has now unveiled next year’s £5 coin, but in fact the official Royal Proclamation published in the London Gazette in October also provided collectors with clear design details.

“Full of honour and years”

The new coin will feature a crowned Royal Cypher above the number 90, surrounded by roses.

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1996 £5: 70th Birthday

The precious metal versions of the coin (which will apparently be available in Gold, Silver and Platinum) will also feature the edge lettering “FULL OF HONOUR AND YEARS”.

There is a precedent for celebrating the Queen’s birthday milestones, with £5 coins issued in both 1996 and 2006 to mark her 70th and 80th birthdays.

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2006 £5: 80th Birthday

The new 2016 90th birthday £5 coin is the next in this special series, and will be eagerly anticipated by UK coin collectors.

Sadly though, it seems unlikely that the Royal Mint will mark the Queen’s Birthday with a return to making the £5 coin available to collectors for face value.



remembrance c2a32 - Revealed: the Queen's 90th Birthday UK Coin for 2016Brand New Remembrance Day DateStamp Issue – available to just 500 collectors! 

This 2015 First World War Anniversary Coin has been officially postmarked by Royal Mail on Remembrance Day; 11/11/2015 and has an edition limit of just 500.

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