The Royal Mint have been busy. We’re not even half way through the year and already 2018 has been jam-packed with new UK coin releases.
As official distributors for The Royal Mint, we have seen huge interest in the UK coins that have been released. Here’s what’s been released so far:
An A to Z of “Britishness” on 10p coins
Let’s start off with one of the most popular releases of the year.
In March, The Royal Mint announced the first ever set of commemorative 10p coins with the theme being an A-Z of Great Britain.
The series celebrates everything quintessentially British, from the UK’s love of Tea and Fish and Chips to quirky British things such as queuing and the Loch Ness Monster.
It is an exciting release that has the UK examining their change in search for the circulated 10p coins.
Honouring the centenary of the RAF
This year marks the centenary of the world’s first ever independent air force. Celebrating 100 years since the RAF’s formation, The Royal Mint has created a series of 5 UK £2 coins.
Starting with a design featuring the original RAF badge, the following coins commemorate the leading aircraft within the RAF – the Spitfire, the Avro Vulcan, the Sea King Helicopter and the RAF’s newest aircraft, the Lightning II.
The Queen amongst the three future kings
For the first time in over a century, the Royal Family is represented by four generations of monarchy and this historic moment has been marked on a £5 coin.
All four generations are brought together in one design by heraldic artist Timothy Noad, representing the heritage of the House of Windsor.
100 years of votes for women
The first of the 2018 commemorative coins to be released marked the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act.
A political movement that tripled the size of the British electorate, the 50p coin released for the important anniversary is particularly poignant given that Suffragettes used to mark coins with ‘Votes for Women’.
The Truth untold, the pity of war’
The 11th of November will mark a significant anniversary for British history. Honouring the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice in 1918, this £2 features words from Wilfred Owen’s poem, Strange Meeting.
Peter Rabbit – Back by popular demand
Four brand new designs have been released to continue the popular Beatrix Potter 50p series.
Flopsy Bunny, the Tailor of Gloucester, and Mrs Tittlemouse all feature for the first time on UK coinage – whilst Peter Rabbit returns for his third year in a row.
Proving itself as a collecting sensation once again, the Peter Rabbit Silver Proof 50p coin with an edition limit of just 35,000 individual coins has already sold out at The Royal Mint.
As official distributors for The Royal Mint, we are proud to be able to host such a spectacular collection of coins. Click here for the full range of UK 2018 releases.
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