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Five new coins are coming in 2021 – including one for Queen’s 95th birthday

Listen up, coin collectors – the Royal Mint is set to release five new commemorative pieces in 2021.

Its special coins include one marking the Queen’s birthday, which is on April 5.

As Her Majesty will become the first British monarch to reach 95, a £5 design has been made in her honour.

It features the quote “my heart and my devotion”, which was said in her first televised Christmas broadcast back in 1957.

In the historic 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."

Other coins that are being released include the 50th anniversary of Decimal Day and 50p pieces that mark the 75th anniversary of the death of the inventor John Logie Baird.

Speaking about the former, a 50p piece, Clare Maclennan of the Royal Mint said: "This year's annual set is particularly special for The Royal Mint as we celebrate one of the biggest milestones in our 1,100-year history – the anniversary of decimalisation.

"This was one of the largest and most intensive public awareness campaigns ever staged by the government and introduced the coins that we know today.

"Decimalisation was the birth of modern coin collecting and it is fitting that the anniversary has been celebrated on a 50 pence, which is Britain's most loved coin."

Literary icons Sir Walter Scott and HG Wells will also be commemorated.

The Scottish novelist and poet was born 250 years ago and will get his own £2 coin.

Meanwhile, a tribute to The War Of The Worlds author will appear on a special £2 piece.

The Royal Mint is yet to confirm if any of the coins will be going into circulation.

All we know for now is the Decimal Day 50p will be commemorative only.

Collectors who pick up the coins could make a profit on them in the future.

So will you be picking them up?

At the moment, you can only buy the coins in a set of five.

They retail at different prices depending on which material you’re looking for.

Prices range from £30 to an eye-watering £7,100 for the 2021 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set.

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