Posts Tagged ‘Queen’s 90th Birthday’

Prince George to appear on a British Stamp for the first time

george - Prince George to appear on a British Stamp for the first timePrince George appears on a British 1st class stamp issued 21st April 2016 – the first time he will be pictured on our post. 

The new stamp is part of a special miniature sheet issued to commemorate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, and forms part of a group shot featuring Princes William and Charles, alongside Her Majesty the Queen herself.

Photographer Ranald Mackechnie captured the shot in Buckingham Palace’s White Drawing Room, with the aid of a few carefully positioned books to bring the young Prince George into the frame.

The miniature sheet harks back to the stamps issued in 2000 for the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday, which also featured a family scene. However this stamp sheet is particularly special, as it is the first time three heirs apparent have posed together in this way.

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The new stamps – featuring Prince George for the very first time

Perfect for collecting

The new stamp sheet will be particularly sought-after by collectors, as philatelic ‘firsts’ like this are always in demand – especially when linked to such an important Royal event.

Further adding to the appeal are six more commemorative UK stamps due to be issued simultaneously. Each features a photograph of the Queen from throughout her life, and the images are instantly evocative of her lifetime of service to the country.

Aside from their visual appeal, there are also a number of British ‘firsts’ here too, including the first time the Queen has been pictured on a stamp with a head of state from another country – in this case Nelson Mandela.

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Six new GB Stamps issued to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Suffice to say, this impressive new  issue is a fitting tribute to The Queen, and these stamps will make a proud addition to the collection of anyone that wants to mark this landmark Royal occasion.


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You can own ALL six new stamps, plus the miniature sheet, on The Ultimate Queen’s 90th Birthday First Day Cover. Officially postmarked by Royal Mail on the Queen’s Birthday 21st April 2016, this cover is available to order now.

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SIX Remarkable Commemoratives that Celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday

This year Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first ever British monarch to celebrate her 90th birthday. This significant moment in history will certainly be one to remember.

So I’ve compiled a list of my six favourite commemoratives for you to peruse. In my opinion any Royal collector would be lucky to have these in their collection, especially the 10 ounce gold coin!

1. The Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Proof Coin
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This golden-coloured coin features a one-year only specially commissioned 90th birthday portrait, designed by Luigi Badia.

The coin proudly displays the royal cypher atop a large “90”. The central design is flanked by the Royal Standard and Union Flags on either side.

2. Guernsey 2016 Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday Silver £5 Proof Coin

imagegen 3 - SIX Remarkable Commemoratives that Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th BirthdayFeaturing an oak wreath and crown to symbolise long life and the House of Windsor, this Silver £5 coin also features the limited edition one-year-only portrait.

At the center is EIIR, encircled by the words Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the years 1926-2016.

3. Australia 90th Birthday 1oz Silver High Relief Coin

perth mint 1oz silver piedfort q90th - SIX Remarkable Commemoratives that Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th BirthdayIssued by the Perth Mint, this stunning silver coin has been struck with an incredible high relief finish. To achieve this, each coin must be repeatedly struck on specially prepared presses.

The reverse depicts St. Edwards crown surrounded by wattle branches – just 5,000 have been released worldwide.

4. The Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday Gold 10oz Coin

st queens 90th guernsey c2a350 10oz gold coin in box - SIX Remarkable Commemoratives that Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th BirthdayDue to the significance of this Royal event, a remarkable 10 ounce gold coin has been issued. That’s the same weight as 33 pound coins!

Featuring the special one-year-only portrait, this 90th Birthday Coin was incredibly popular – in fact, it sold out its entire edition limit in a matter of hours.

5. QEII 90th Birthday Silver Coin Cover

qeii 90th birthday silver coin pnc - SIX Remarkable Commemoratives that Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th BirthdayThis limited edition Silver Coin Cover features the six UK stamps which have been issued by Royal Mail to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday. All six evocative photographs feature on our stamps for the first time ever – including a rare picture of the young Princess with King George VI.

The new 2016 Silver Britannia coin is also encapsulated within the cover along with an official postmark by Royal Mail to mark the Queen’s birthday date – 21st April.

6. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Photographic Coin

photographic medal - SIX Remarkable Commemoratives that Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th BirthdayThis is the first coin to be issued from The Queen’s 90th Birthday Coin Collection – a new series of photographic coins being issued over the coming months in celebration of the occasion.

The coin has been expertly plated in 24 carat gold and features a full-colour birthday portrait – taken by renowned royal photographer Lord Snowdon for her 80th birthday.

This is a record-breaking moment in British history which will be remembered forever. And the coins and stamps which have been issued to mark the occasion really capture the moment.  

Which of the six is your favourite commemorative? Let me know in the comments below.


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You can add the Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Proof Coin to your collection today

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National UK £5 Coin Ballot Announced

A national ballot has just been announced to enable 1,000 lucky collectors the chance to own the Queen’s 90th Birthday £5 Coin for its face value.

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The 2016 Queen’s 90th Birthday £5 Coin

The Royal Mint stopped making the nation’s flagship £5 coins available for its face value in 2012. However, the new ballot means that the British public once again has the chance to own the new UK £5 coin for £5.

The History of the £5 Coin

Traditionally, major British events were celebrated with commemorative crowns, which had a face value of 25p, or 5 shillings prior to decimalisation in February 1971.  But in 1990 the face value was increased to £5 to give the coin a value consistent with its weight and size.

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£5 coins are the flagship coins of the UK and are used to commemorate some of our most important royal events and anniversaries.

The first ever £5 Crown Coin was The Queen Mother’s 90th Birthday Crown Coin, with other popular issues include The Queen and Prince Philip’s 50th Golden Wedding in 1997, The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Crown in 1999, and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005.

Commenting on the launch of the ballot, The Westminster Collection Chairman, Stephen Allen said: “I’m delighted to finally be able to offer at least some UK collectors the chance to own the UK £5 coin for its face value”

The ballot opens at 10am on Friday 15th January and will close at 5pm on 29th February.


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