TEAM GB 2020 OLYMPICS
After the country’s biggest medal haul in Rio 2016, when 366 members of Team GB’s Olympic team competed to bring home 67 medals, Team GB will be commemorated on a unique new 50p coin ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. As one of only three countries to have competed in every single summer and winter Olympic Games, Team GB continues to push boundaries and inspire people to achieve their personal best.
OPINION: A classic example of something being greater than the sum of its parts. Each element is simple, but placed together it signifies the variety of talent and competitiveness of the Olympics.
|DENOMINATION||£0.50 UKP (United Kingdom)|
|COMPOSITION||0.925 silver||0.925 silver||0.9167 gold|
|WEIGHT||8.00 grams||16.00 grams||15.50 grams|
200 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE III
With 2020 marking 200 years since the end of King George III’s reign, his time on the throne will be marked with a new £5 coin. His period of rule saw sweeping change, including the loss of the American colonies, and also the acquisition of a number of overseas territories which formed the foundation of Britain’s nineteenth-century empire. Two centuries after his death, he will be recognised on UK coinage for his contribution in making Britain more prosperous and democratic than ever before.
OPINION: We’re certainly not expecting the Royal Mint to mess up a Royalty coin and they haven’t. Very much a speciality of this ancient mint, Dominique Evans has done the business again.
|DENOMINATION||£5 UKP (United Kingdom)|
|COMPOSITION||0.925 silver||0.925 silver||0.9167 red gold|
|WEIGHT||28.28 grams||56.56 grams||39.94 grams|
|EDGE TEXT||I GLORY IN THE NAME OF BRITON|