Unveiled today: UK’s 2022 coin designs

The Royal Mint has just revealed the designs for the UK’s new commemorative coins for 2022. Marking the year’s memorable events and anniversaries, here are the new themes and designs unveiled today: The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen £5 The first in British history, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee is set to be a once […]

Dissecting a Design: The coin we should think of when watching Christmas TV…

Have you worked out your Christmas TV schedule yet? Is there a Bond movie on? Maybe you’ll just be tuning in to the Boxing Day football. None of it would have been possible without John Logie Baird. The Royal Mint issued a coin celebrating his life and achievements this year and it featured an exceptional […]

As if by magic…Mr Benn to feature on BRAND NEW 50p Coins

We’re delighted to announce that a brand new collection of British Isles 50p coins are set to feature Mr Benn! To celebrate Mr Benn’s 50th birthday this year, a number of official 50p coins will be released, authorised by Guernsey Treasury. We know there will be a single Mr Benn Anniversary coin with a design inspired by the logo and a […]

Just announced: Brand new Winnie the Pooh 50p series!

The Royal Mint have just announced a brand new 50p series to be released on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, these 50p coins will feature characters from Britain’s favourite book series; Winnie the Pooh. As of the Royal Proclamation on 24th July 2020, a series of 50p designs, […]

How did the humble 50 pence piece become Britain’s most collectable coin?

For me, my fascination with the 50 pence coin all started with the 2012 Olympic Games. With the UK hosting them for the first time in over 60 years, the 2012 Olympics ignited our nation’s sense of patriotism as we watched the opening ceremony and revelled in all the fantastic British icons that were included. […]

The World’s First Rupert Bear 50p COMING SOON

A brand new British Isles 50p has just been announced. Although I can’t reveal too much right now, I can reveal a few details to whet your appetite… The new 50p coin celebrates one of Britain’s most iconic and best-loved characters – Rupert Bear. The design is currently a secret but will be revealed on […]

The denomination not seen on a UK coin for almost 40 years

In 2019, The Royal Mint reintroduced something a lot of us will be familiar with, but had actually been absent from a UK coin for almost 40 years. Cast your mind back to (or dig out) old 50p or 2p coins and you’ll see two words at the top of the coin’s reverse – “NEW […]

The coin 100,000 people queued for

On the morning of 19 February this year, something remarkable happened. I tried to access The Royal Mint website and was informed that I was in a queue with over 100,000 people in front of me and that I wouldn’t be able to access the website for well over an hour. It was all because […]