This "precious metal" £5 coin has been released to honour the only person to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice during World War One - Royal Army Medical Corps Captain Noel Chavasse (pictured). It's part of a set of six telling the story of WWI, 100 years on @royalmintuk#Passchendaele#WWI#RoyalMint
The third series of £1 coin designs depicts bridges from each of the four constituent countries in the United Kingdom. This coin features the Forth Railway Bridge to represent Scotland. The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge to the East of Scotland which connects the capital city Edinburgh with Fife. Construction began in 1883 and it was the first major structure in Britain to be constructed of steel, using ten times as much as the Eiffel Tower.
This 50p coin design was part of a winning competition entry by Matthew Dent from Bangor in Wales. Six designs from the 1p through to the 50p coins can be pieced together to form a complete image of the Royal Shield of Arms. Royal Arms 50p Mintage Figures: 2008 - 22,747,000 2009 - 106,332 2010 - 69,189 2011 - 56,007 2012 - 32,300,030 2013 - 10,301,000 2014 - 49,001,000 2015 - 20,101,000 2016 - Unknown 2017 - Unknown
Sir Isaac Newton was the intellectual giant of the seventeenth century’s ‘Scientific Revolution’. He changed our understanding of mathematics and physics, redefined the way we see the world and shaped the security of our currency in his role as Master of the Mint. In 2017, we celebrate his genius on a UK 50p
The 2005 60th Anniversary of the end of World War 2 £2 Coin.
On 8th May 1945, Winston Churchill announced VE Day - Victory in Europe, which marked the end of World War Two and followed Germany's surrender about a week after Adolf Hitler had committed suicide. The reverse design of this £2 features a depiction of St Paul's Cathedral which survived the Blitz to become a great symbol of hope to a war-torn nation. The edge inscription reads - IN VICTORY: MAGNANIMITY, IN PEACE: GOODWILL - part of the famous maxim that prefaces Churchill's history of the Second World War.
The second series of £1 coin designs used heraldic emblems to represent the United Kingdom and its four constituent countries. This coin features three lions to represent England. The three lions date back to Richard the Lionheart (1189-1199) who used three golden lions on a scarlet background as a powerful symbol of the English throne. Edge Inscription: DECUS ET TUTAMEN