The Royal Mint has unveiled a new commemorative coin to celebrate the King’s 75th birthday.

Paying tribute to his passion for the natural world, the Mint is looking for 75 people turning 75 years old this year, to give them a special £5 coin, in honour of the King’s birthday.

The special birthday coin has been made from a blend of silver recovered from industrial and medical X-ray films to honour the King's lifelong commitment to sustainability.

Anyone who is celebrating their 75 birthday in 2023 can put their name in to get their special coin.

All you have to do is submit your name and contact details via the Royal Mint to be in with a chance of receiving an uncirculated £5 commemorative coin.

The winners will be drawn at random and asked to provide photographic evidence of age and will be contacted via email from early December 2023.

Royal Mint unveils commemorative coin for King's 75th birthday

The special £5 coin marking the occasion has been designed by Daniel Thorne at the Royal Mint and pays tribute to Charles’s passions and interests.

The commemorative coin features the King’s royal cypher and the number 75 at the centre of the design and is framed within oak leaves and delphiniums.

Bournemouth Echo: 75 people can win the special coin.75 people can win the special coin. (Image: PA)

The oak leaves represent strength, morale, resistance and knowledge, while the King’s favourite garden flower, the delphinium, reflects his love of nature, the Royal Mint said.

Modelled as a stone-cut effect to represent the King’s support of the crafts, the 75 was drawn by hand.

Several insects, such as the ladybird and a dragonfly, feature as part of the coin design.

Discussing the coin, Rebecca Morgan, director of the commemorative coin at the Royal Mint said: "For The King’s 75th birthday, the Royal Mint have developed a design which pays tribute to His Majesty’s passion for the natural world and commitment to conservation.

“To mark this milestone birthday, we are thrilled to offer 75 people also turning 75 this year the chance to receive a special commemorative coin.”

More information about the collection and full terms and conditions for the prize draw are being placed on the Royal Mint’s website.

People can buy the coin from the Mint, with prices starting at £14.50 for a brilliant uncirculated version of the coin.

Silver and gold versions are also available, with a 2oz gold proof coin with a denomination of £200 priced at £5,305.