The first 2014 commemorative coins are now available at The Royal Mint website.
2014 is another big year for Britain, and here at The Royal Mint we will be commemorating some significant anniversaries, as well as celebrating another addition to our nation’s sporting heritage. In 2014 we will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Queen Anne, 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War and the 500th anniversary of Trinity House. 2014 also sees us welcome a new addition to our sporting heritage when the Commonwealth Games returns to Glasgow for the 3rd time in its 84 year history.
In 2014 we will mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Queen Anne. This brilliant uncirculated £5 coin has been struck to both celebrate and commemorate the life of Queen Anne, the last Stuart Queen and the monarch who oversaw the unification of Scotland with England and Wales to create Great Britain and who reigned as the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death in 1714.
Trinity House, the organisation who today manage our lighthouses and lightships, celebrates a significant milestone this year after serving the mariner for 500 years. Join us in celebrating their achievement with this stunning £2 coin struck here at The Royal Mint.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 50p will be the first coin with a sporting theme struck here at The Royal Mint since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This brilliant uncirculated 50p coin is a welcome addition to our 2014 commemorative coins range and the perfect way to continue your sporting coin collection.
In 2014 we will also mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The Royal Mint will embark on a five-year commemoration of the emotive wartime journey from outbreak to armistice. This programme starts with a £2 coin bearing sculptor John Bergdahl’s powerful likeness of the instantly recognisable image of Lord Kitchener’s iconic call to arms. Over the course of the next four years, we will announce further circulating and non-circulating coins which will mark the centenary of the journey from outbreak to armistice. These coins will tell the stories of the armed forces, individuals, key battles and cultural and technological developments of that period, before finishing with a poignant reflection on the armistice and the on-going legacy of the war.