What’s In My Change?

Coins from change

How many of us have ever asked ourselves the question – what’s in my change? Those of us who have will know the answer, of course, which is – more history, art and treasure than you could imagine! Let me elaborate…

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The Advent Calendar ‘Offside’ Competition

On Day 15 of our Facebook Advent Calendar, we asked our fans to send us their explanations of the notoriously difficult-to-explain Football Offside Rule.

50p Football Small

With 3 prizes on offer of a London 2012 Olympic Football 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coin for the versions that we found the most amusing, we had a great time judging them! Here are the 3 Winners; we hope you enjoy and learn from these versions as much as we did!

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Help us design the next Royal Mint coin collector folder!

We want to design a folder for collectors of coins from change that is the best it can possibly be!

We have been working on designs, but we need your input.

Which coins would you like to collect? How many should each collection contain? How can we improve on the London 2012 50p collector folder?

Please complete the form below and leave any additional comments on this blog or over on Facebook! We’ll pick one lucky person to win a special prize for helping us out!

Sorry this contest is now closed, but you can still submit your suggestions if you would like to!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (optional, only if you want to enter to win a prize)

Which collector albums would you like us to do? Tick as many as apply!

 50p £1 £2 The 'Shield' Coins of the year

Howe many coins do you think the collector folder should hold?

 30+ 15-30 10-15 Less than 10

Should each album be possible to complete immediately, or should we leave space for coins that aren't yet available?

 Complete collection Space for future coins

Any other comments or suggestions?

50p collectors, a national community!

Did you know there are thousands of 50p collectors out there using Twitter to connect with each other, and thousands more on The Royal Mint Facebook page?

Head on over to The Royal Mint’s Facebook page to connect with the collectors on the hunt over there.

To connect on Twitter, check out who’s tweeting at #50pcollectors below. You can also use #Olympic50p or even just tweet directly to @RoyalMintUK

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The Olympic circulation 50p – the FREE collectable for London 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games held in London this summer have evoked feelings of excitement across the country. To celebrate this occasion, The Royal Mint released a set of commemorative 50 pence pieces for the public to collect.

In recognition of the national pride which the Games inspire, we decided to fully involve the public in the release by giving YOU the opportunity to design the coins. The competition was launched nationwide in 2009, giving people of all ages and professions the chance to design the reverse side of 29 sports-themed coins. This was the first time the Royal Mint had ever asked members of the public to design a coin!
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29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 26: Weightlifting

The Weightlifting 50p was designed by Rob Shakespeare. Rob, a police officer from Manchester, designed the coin because of his love of the sport. The inspiration for this design was from seeing people lifting and Rob’s attempts at doing it himself.

The Royal Mint Weightlifting London 2012 50p
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