Introducing… the Queen’s 95th Birthday 50p range!

This year Her Majesty becomes the first monarch in British history to celebrate a 95th birthday – an incredible milestone that has been celebrated, albeit in a slightly different way, this year.

And now to mark this incredible achievement a fantastic set of BRAND NEW 50p coins have been issued by the Isle of Man and fully approved by Her Majesty the Queen.

Check out the coins below and all the information you’ll need to order your favourites.


The COMPLETE Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Set

This fantastic collection features all six new 50p coins, each struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality and each featuring a specially commissioned portrait of Her Majesty by sculptor Luigi Badia, charting her reign from the 1950s to the present day.

What’s more, the coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack that has been designed specifically for your coins.

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This complete set is surely a MUST-HAVE for any serious coin collectors, so if you’d like to secure one for your collection for JUST £37.50 (+p&p).

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The STRICTLY LIMITED Queen’s 95th Birthday Silver 50p Coin

You also have the chance to own the BRAND NEW 50p coin as a strictly limited Silver Proof! Your coin will come complete in a presentation case with a numbered certificate guaranteeing your coin’s place within the strict edition limit.

Queens 95th Birthday Silver Proof 50p Coin - Introducing… the Queen’s 95th Birthday 50p range!

The Silver Proof editions are without a doubt the collector’s favourite and almost always completely SELL-OUT. And with an edition limit of JUST 4,995 coins, you’ll need to act now if you want to secure one for your collection.

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The COMPLETE Queen’s 95th Birthday Silver Proof 50p Collection

One of the most limited ways to own these brand new coins is the Silver Proof Collection. With just 1,495 available to collectors worldwide, a sell-out is inevitable.

Queens 95th Birthday Silver 50p Set - Introducing… the Queen’s 95th Birthday 50p range!

Each coin has been struck from .925 Sterling Silver to a Proof finish and comes ready to present in a deluxe presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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The Queen’s 95th Birthday Gold Proof 50p

Just 250 of these special new coins are also being struck from 22 Carat Gold. That’s a TINY number and is sure to be snapped up almost immediately by collectors.

Queens 95th Birthday Gold Proof 50p Coin - Introducing… the Queen’s 95th Birthday 50p range!

This is an extremely exclusive and limited release, so if you want to secure one for your collection you really will need to act now.

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The iconic train known around the world – The Flying Scotsman

First constructed in 1923, the LNER Class A3 4472 became a flagship locomotive for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), and due to its notable service on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman line, the train itself became known as The Flying Scotsman.

Over its long career, The Flying Scotsman set two world records; one for being the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100mph, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles whilst in Australia.

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The Flying Scotsman pictured in 1983.

The Flying Scotsman was retired from active service in 1963 after covering over 2.08 million miles, and was bought by several private owners, before finally being purchased by the National Railway Museum in 2004 for £2.3 million.

After a couple of years of failed uses as a charter train due to various mechanical issues, in 2006 The Flying Scotsman entered the National Railway Museum’s workshops to begin a large scale overhaul and restoration project.

The complete restoration of the locomotive took ten years to complete – during which time the A4 boiler was replaced with a spare A3 boiler which matched up to the locomotive’s original specifications. Other issues were encountered during the restoration, including misaligned frames, and cracking throughout the frame and cylinders.

Finally, in January of 2016, The Flying Scotsman’s restoration was fully completed and returned to active service wearing its Wartime Black livery.

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The Flying Scotsman’s restoration was completed in 2016.

As part of this restoration, the left trailing front bogie axle-boxes had to be replaced. These axle boxes were each stamped with ‘103’ – the number The Flying Scotsman ran under in post-war years, and as such would’ve covered hundreds of thousands of miles whilst fitted to the famous locomotive.

These axle boxes were then melted down into ingots, before being commissioned by The Westminster Collection to be cast into miniature sculptures of The Flying Scotsman for use in a special commemorative issue

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The Axle Boxes from The Flying Scotsman were cast into miniature sculptures of the iconic train.

The BRAND NEW Flying Scotsman Provenance Commemorative

And now, a small number of collectors have the chance to own a BRAND NEW Commemorative featuring an ACTUAL piece of The Flying Scotsman

This incredible commemorative features an original piece of The Flying Scotsman, cast into the shape of the iconic locomotive and meticulously precision set into a deluxe SUPERSIZE 70mm commemorative.

Flying Scotsman Provenance Medal - The iconic train known around the world – The Flying Scotsman
The Flying Scotsman Provenance Commemorative

Even without the piece of The Flying Scotsman, this commemorative is a work of engineering art in its own right. Combined with the original piece of Flying Scotsman, it becomes a piece of locomotive history

Only 250 lucky collectors have the chance to own this special new commemorative. The last Provenance commemorative that featured a piece of Hawker Hurricane SOLD OUT in a matter of weeks. Click here to secure your Flying Scotsman Provenance Commemorative while you can!

The Top 5 Historic Queen Elizabeth II Commemoratives…

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty!

This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 95th birthday. A remarkable milestone for the record breaking monarch and a moment that is crucial to our country’s history. Her reign alone has seen the transformation of the Commonwealth, our entry into and exit from the European Union, the invention of the internet, and 14 prime ministers! As the Queen’s 95th birthday approaches, not only has she become the first monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, but she is also the first to reach this milestone age.

Many historic commemoratives have been issued to mark these important moments, and these have become must-haves for collectors. With the Queen’s next milestone birthday approaching, the demand for these commemoratives is rising and they’re becoming harder to source, especially those more historic issues…

The Coronation Crown

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The UK 1953 Coronation Crown

The most famous historic commemorative in the collecting world has got to be the UK Coronation Crown. Issued in 1953, the year of the Queen’s coronation, this Crown coin represents the beginning of a long and prosperous reign for the Queen. It features a special effigy of the Queen on horseback, a fitting tribute to the young Queen’s love of horses. At almost 70 years old, this coin has become a staple for Royal and Historic collectors as it marks one of the most important years of the Queen’s life.

The 1953 Coronation Stamps

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The GB 1953 Coronation Stamps

Alongside the Coronation Crown, four commemorative one-year-only stamps were also issued with a special design specifically for the coronation. At 68 years old, these stamps are extremely hard to source in good condition. They are popular with collectors around the world, particularly the Yellow-Green 1/3 stamp, which shows the Queen in her Coronation gown and crown.

The Longest Reigning Monarch Issues

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The UK 2015 Silver Longest Reigning Monarch £20 Coin

In 2015, the Queen became the longest reigning monarch, as she passed Queen Victoria’s record, marking an important moment in history. The Royal Mint issued a remarkable £20 Silver Coin, which included five portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse creating a timeline effect of the Queen’s historic reign.

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The GB 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch Stamp Issues

Alongside this the Royal Mail also issued special one-year-only commemorative stamps to celebrate this important moment, including a special purple 1st class definitive stamp.

The Sapphire Jubilee Gold £5 Coin

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The UK 2017 Sapphire Jubilee Gold Proof £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has issued several remarkable commemoratives to celebrate the Queen’s life and service, but the 2017 Sapphire Jubilee Gold £5 coin stands out above the rest. Struck for the 65th year of the Queen’s reign, the design includes a quote from the Queen’s 21st Birthday Speech “My whole life, whether it be long or short, devoted to your service”, represents the Queen’s lifelong dedication to serving the country. Less than 650 of these coins were ever issued and it has become one of the most sought-after Gold £5 coins ever…

The Queen’s 95th Birthday £5 Coin

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The UK 2021 95th Birthday £5 Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated Finish.

Potentially the most important £5 ever issued is the UK 2021 95th Birthday £5. It holds multiple tributes to her Majesty’s long life, including the year of her birth – 1926. The coin also features the inscription “My Heart and My Devotion” in reference to the promise made in her first ever televised speech on Christmas Day in 1957.

As the Queen reaches her birthday this year, demand for this issue has already proven to be incredibly high with collectors. This coin is set to be a long lasting symbol of the Queen’s longevity, and one that collectors won’t want to miss out on.

So there’s our Top 5 commemoratives which celebrate the Queen’s legacy, which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!


If you’re interested: The Queen’s 95th Birthday Coin and Stamp Collection!

Own the Queen’s 95th Birthday Coin and Stamp collection for JUST £64.99 (+p&p). Including four one-year only historic coronation stamps, the first Crown of the Queen’s reign, the BRAND NEW UK 95th Birthday £5 Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated finish, and limited to JUST 295, this set really does have it all…

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