Revealing a “monster” year for UK coins…

It’s been an exciting week for UK coin collectors and if you missed the announcements on our FacebookTwitter or Instagram then not to worry, we’ve got all the information you need to bring you up to speed. As we welcomed in the new year, new coins for 2018 were also announced! In total, five 2018 UK coins have been revealed, so far…

Anniversaries for the Representation of the People Act, the RAF and Frankenstein are all marked on UK coins in 2018, with a £2 coin for Armistice bringing our First World War ‘story through coins’ to a close. We are also celebrating Prince George’s 5th birthday this year, with a fresh interpretation of St George and the Dragon by Jody Clark. So, here’s a closer look at the first reveal of coins for 2018:

The release of a £2 coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice marks the moment that will be sure to occupy thoughts across the nation this year, a century after hostilities ceased and a great silence fell over the battlefields of the Western Front.

 

Royal Air Force centenary

1918 also saw the formation of the Royal Air Force, the organisation that has been defending the skies above Britain ever since. This year we are joining the nation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) to marking 100 years with the 2018 Royal Air Force £2 coin.

 

HRH Prince George’s fifth birthday

This year, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge celebrates his fifth birthday. The young prince inspires a new interpretation of his namesake, St George and the dragon on a UK £5 coin. The story has been linked with royal coins for centuries, symbolising courage and the triumph of good over evil.

 

The 2018 Annual Sets

The Annual Sets capture a snapshot of the year’s memorable events and anniversaries that will become a lasting reminder of a moment in time. And, you’ll be pleased to know that the 2018 Annual Sets are available to buy now on www.royalmint.com.

And of course, let’s not forget that 2018 also sees the return of the Sovereign and the fifth release in our Shengxiào Collection, the Lunar Year of the Dog.

The 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog

Our Shengxiào Collection celebrates the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, or Shengxiào, and their distinctive characteristics and qualities. 2018 sees the fifth release in the collection, celebrating the Lunar year of the dog.

 

 

The Sovereign 2018

The Sovereign returns in 2018 with the familiar St George and the dragon design. However, you may notice something different about our flagship coin this year. The 2018 Sovereign features a celebratory mint marque, to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 65 year reign.

 


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