The Royal Mint has launched the 2019 A to Z 10p coin collection which includes some of the very best Great British icons. The full set of 26 individually designed coins map out what makes Britain great – from the Angel of the North to a Zebra Crossing. Also featuring on the designs are a cup of tea, fish and chips, cricket and the Loch Ness monster.
First launched in 2018, the collection has proved incredibly popular amongst the British public. In 2019 an additional 2.1million new coins from this much-loved collection are set to enter circulation. Uncirculated versions of these designs are also available to purchase from The Royal Mint website.
Nicola Howell, Director of Consumer Business at The Royal Mint said: “These 26 individually designed coins, each with a quintessentially British subject, is the first ever commemorative range struck on a 10 pence piece. It will be one of the most limited issue coin designs for 2019 to be released into circulation, so to complete the collection we also have an exclusively designed 2019 A to Z collector album.”
Some of the UK’s most astonishing scientific and technological achievements have also been included in the collection – W is for World Wide Web, representing Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the internet, and G is for Greenwich Mean Time, celebrating our country’s naval history and establishing a global timescale.
There will be 2.1 million of these special 10p coins rolling out into circulation across the country from February. Visitors to The Royal Mint Experience will also be able to get their hands on one of these special 10ps as they will be heading into tills in the gift shop and coffee shop.
Other coins in the collection include:
A collectors’ folder and uncirculated versions of the 10p coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint website.
The Royal Mint also released a poem-style video explanation of the 10p collection in 2018.
We reported on the release of this British collection of 10p coins in 2018. A comprehensive list of all 26 coins and additional information is available on CoinsWeekly.
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