Every year the UK's coin issuing authority, The Royal Mint, issue a brand new set of commemorative coins for circulation. Created by some of the world's most talented numismatic artists, the designs celebrate key British achievements and anniversaries and are always keenly sought-after by collectors immediately after their release.
And today the Royal Mint have unveiled the new coins for 2017...
£5 - King Canute
A Viking warrior and hailed as the first 'King of all England', this brand new £5 coin honours King Canute, who seized the throne long before the Norman Invasion of 1066. The coin has been issued to mark the 1000th anniversary of his coronation in 1017.
£5 - The House of Windsor
A centenary of Royal service is commemorated on this £5 coin marking the 100th anniversary of the creation of the House of Windsor - when King George V changed the name of the British Royal Family from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor.
£2 - Jane Austen
She has already been announced as the face of the new UK polymer £10 note, and now the Royal Mint has confirmed that Jane Austen, one of Britain's most cherished novelists, will also feature on a new £2 coin. The coin features Jane Austen's profile and signature and has been issued to mark the 200th anniversary of her death.
£2 - First World War Aviation
In commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War, the Royal Mint has issued a series of specially commissioned £2 coins. The 2017 edition pays tribute to the aviators of the First World War and their sacrifices in the race for supremacy of the skies.
50p - Sir Isaac Newton
The new commemorative 50p coin for 2017 remembers the legacy of Sir Isaac Newton. He was once Master of the Royal Mint and more famously the man behind the genius of the Scientific Revolution and one of the most accomplished scientists in history.
The Royal Mint's unveiling of the new commemorative coins each year is always met with much excitement by collectors in the UK. History dictates, however, that the coins will not actually enter circulation until much later in the year, leaving collectors waiting with anticipation to find the brand new designs in their pocket change.
Own The 2017 UK Commemorative Coin Set
Now you have the chance to own all five of these coins BEFORE they have entered circulation in the UK.
Each coin in the set has been protectively encapsulated and certified as Brilliant Uncirculated quality.
Click here for more details.
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