digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Commemorative coins have been issued by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom since 1935. Initially they only came out to mark events of great interest, but since the turn of the millennium have been minted yearly.

Until decimalisation crowns (five shilling coins) were used for this purpose as they were the highest denomination of the time, but due to inflation this rôle has been transferred to higher value coins.

Crowns, £5 Coins and (until 1996) £2 Coins are non-circulating, although they are still legal tender. These denominations are only used for commemoratives. During the decimal era, crowns were converted to twenty-five pence.

50p and recent £2 Coins circulate normally and can be found in change. Usually about 5 million of each of these are the commemorative issue, the rest being of the standard design.

Since 1982 all of these have also been produced as Sterling silver and 22 carat Gold proofs.

Although the design of the £1 Coin changes every year, these are not considered to be commemoratives, as they do not mark an event or its anniversary.

Crowns[edit]

Main article: Crown (British coin)

Twenty-five pence

Main article: twenty-five pence

Five Pounds[edit]

Fifty Pence[edit]

Two Pounds[edit]

Non-circulated

Circulated

References[edit]

Sources[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commemorative_coins_of_the_United_Kingdom — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
10697 videos foundNext > 

The 2014 United Kingdom Commemorative Proof Coin Set - D14COM - in 1080p HD

Six coins struck for the important anniversaries and events of 2014 Launched in 2013 and hugely popular, this set contains all six UK commemorative issues fr...

The 2013 United Kingdom Commemorative Proof Coin Set by Royal Mint

http://www.coinbazaar.co.uk/Royal-Mint-2013-UK-Commemorative-Proof-Coin-Set:-Seven-Coins/1209.htm A base metal Proof set containing only commemorative coins....

Two Pound Coin -- A Rare Commemorative Coin

http://www.best-price-for-sale.co.uk/blog/index.php/two-pound-coin/ The two pound coin was a commemorative coin in 1986 to celebrate the Commonwealth Games i...

2009 British Indian Ocean Territory Nickel Commemorative Coin

Visit: http://www.eaglenationalmint.com/Shop-By-Catalog-Section/world-coins/British-Indian-Ocean-Territory-2009-Unc-Cupro-Nickel-First-Commemorative-Coin In ...

1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATIVE 5 SHILLING GVI CROWN COIN

Updated Classic Commemorative Coin Collection Pt. 1

The raw coins in my classic commemorative collection, part two will be the slabbed coins. All of these are 90% silver United States half dollars. Make sure t...

Rare British Masonic Coins & Commemorative Medals - 1901 Book (136 pages)

sub the channel and message me for this ebook. The Medals (Commemorative or Historical) of British Freemasonary. A photographic reproduction of medals struck...

Royal Mint announce commemorative Prince George royal christening coin

Royal Mint announce commemorative Prince George royal christening coin Subscribe to the Press Association: http://bit.ly/RvMVLq The Royal Mint announced the ...

2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Proof Silver Dollar

Secure Shopping: http://www.milechai.com/denver-gold-and-silver/2011-army-silver-dollar.html 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Proof Silver Dollar -...

Old coins British India Commemorative Currency Paper Money Silve.wmv

सभी परकार के पुराने RARE सिक्के (COINS) नोट (CURRENCY) तथा समारक सिक्के (COMM. COINS) आदि के लिए सम्पर्क करे.

10697 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Commemorative coins of the United Kingdom" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight