Published on November 10th, 2015 | by Rob Stebbings0
The Queen’s 90th Birthday Coin Is Revealed
It has been a very historic year for Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty The Queen became the UK’s longest reigning monarch on 9th September this year when she overtook Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years (23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes).
Both the coin and philatelic world commemorated Her Majesty becoming the longest-reigning monarch in UK history. 2015 saw the first change in coinage portrait of the Queen for 17 years when a new effigy designed by Jody Clark was unveiled earlier this year to appear on both general circulation coins as well as collectible coins.
In addition, first class stamps had a royal makeover changing to the colour purple and featuring the text Long To Reign Over Us.
Oldest monarch in the world
As the world’s oldest monarch, recently surpassing Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, Her Majesty will reach another significant milestone in 2016 as it will be 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
And now it has been revealed that the Queen’s 90th birthday will see a commemorative coin launched to mark the occasion.
The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK £5 coin has been designed by acclaimed artist Christopher Hobbs. The inspiration behind the coin created is said to be the heraldic rose of England and The Queen’s own adoration of roses.
Events planned to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday
Whilst the Queen’s actual birthday is on 21st April, the celebrations to make this milestone will take place in June which is her official birthday. On Friday 10th June, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The following day, Her Majesty will be accompanied by members of the Royal Family who will attend The Queen’s Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade. The celebrations will be concluded on Sunday 12th June when The Queen will attend the Patron’s lunch.
In addition The Mall will host a huge street party to mark the occasion when a classic British hamper lunch will be provided for around 10,000 charity workers.