Time for the Royal Mints annual core selection of commemorative coin designs to be revealed and it’s another very iconic British selection. There’s the usual four bimetallic £2 coins, including the Britannia style issue (not to be confused with the main proof Britannia release), a £5 coin, and one of the super-popular eight-sided fifty pence’s.
The Olympics are there, of course, but we also have a great mix of history, royalty, and literature – hardly surprising given the issuing country is replete with those. There are no nods to current numismatic trends though. No high-relief, unusual finishes, or even colour on these, the Royal Mint saving its sparse use of those techniques for its pure commemorative ranges.
There will be individual releases of each of these as the year progresses, indeed the George III coin has just hit our inbox, but they can be bought now in the usual annual sets. The five commemorative coins are available in silver as part of a 13-coin circulating currency set (£610), silver piedfort (£550) and gold (a £900 rise on the 2019 set to £6,150). Available to order now, if you want to buy, please click the link and we’ll get a small tip at no cost to you.