Queen’s 95th birthday to be marked by new coin

The Queen’s 95th birthday will be celebrated on one of five new commemorative coins released this year.

The Queen, who will become the first British monarch to reach the age of 95 on 21 April, will have her birthday celebrated with a new £5 coin.

The issue of a £5 coin is usually reserved for special royal occasions.

The coin features the royal cypher “EIIR”, and the words “my heart and my devotion”, referencing part of her 1957 Christmas broadcast.

During the speech the Queen said: “In the old days the monarch led his soldiers on the battlefield and his leadership at all times was close and personal.

“Today things are very different. I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice, but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”