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UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« on: July 12, 2019, 01:15:15 PM »
In 2020, the Royal Mint will issue a commemorative 50p for Team GB on the Olympic Games. The coin will feature symbols depicting several olympic sports as well as the olympic rings and the Team GB logo.

A commemorative 2 pounds coin will be issued for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower (ship).

A 5 pounds coin will be issued to commemorate George III. It will depict his portrait in a crowned cartouche as well as his royal cypher and floral emblems of the UK. It will also depict scenes associated with his life.

Another 5 pounds coin will be issued for the year of the rat. It will depict a rat and the Chinese lunar symbol for 'rat'.
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 08:25:43 PM »
Wow!  It will be nice to see a British coin for the quadricentennial of the Mayflower.  Having just received and opened my USA-Canada joint silver eagle and maple leaf set, I hope that some type of joint numismatic offering will be available between the USA and Great Britain next year. :)
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 02:06:10 PM »
I wonder how many Olympic sports symbols can be shown on a 50p coin?


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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 09:47:45 AM »
In 2020, the Royal Mint will issue a commemorative 50p for Team GB on the Olympic Games. The coin will feature symbols depicting several olympic sports as well as the olympic rings and the Team GB logo.

The coin will have the date on both obverse & reverse.
Extract from proclamation:
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020” and for the reverse symbols depicting individual Olympic sports accompanied by the Olympic Rings, the Team GB logo, the inscription TEAM GB and the date 2020. The coins shall have a plain edge.’

This would make it the third such coin after 2000 Libraries Act and 2007 Scouts.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 12:33:39 PM »
Another 5 pounds coin will be issued for the year of the rat. It will depict a rat and the Chinese lunar symbol for 'rat'.

The Rat is the first in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Does this mean that the RM is planning a Chinese lunar year coin every year for the next 12?

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019, 01:21:07 PM »
The Rat is the first in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Does this mean that the RM is planning a Chinese lunar year coin every year for the next 12?

See: Coins of the Modern Chinese Empire.

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2019, 01:28:54 PM »
The Rat is the first in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Does this mean that the RM is planning a Chinese lunar year coin every year for the next 12?

They have been issuing Chinese zodiac coins for years.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2019, 01:32:35 PM »
 ::)

There's so much gubbins issued one can't keep up. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2019, 06:29:16 PM »
A commemorative 2 pounds coin will be issued for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower (ship).

Details from the proclamation:
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS”, and for the reverse a depiction of the Mayflower with the inscription “MAYFLOWER” and the dates “1620 2020”.’ The said coin shall have a grained edge and in incuse letters the inscription “UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD”.

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 02:42:28 PM »
A commemorative 2 pounds coin will be issued for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower (ship).

See also: Mayflower-themed trial UK £2 coin, dated 1994.

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 03:28:22 PM »
See also: Mayflower-themed trial UK £2 coin, dated 1994.

Who knows, they may use the Ironside design on the coin. I think it is a very nice design.

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 07:26:00 PM »
Who knows, they may use the Ironside design on the coin. I think it is a very nice design.
Yes, I’d like it if they used that design.  It would be quite fitting for a design that appeared on the first bi-metal £2 coin (albeit a trial coin) to finally appear on a proper £2.  It’s not impossible, as they resurrected Ironside’s unused Royal Arms 50p design in 2013 and also his original “New Pence” Britannia design in both 2009 and 2019, but I suspect it’s unlikely. 

Its link to the trial coin would secure plenty of interest though, particularly as so few have the 1994 coin (I do, in the stages of production set, but I gather you have to re-mortgage your house in order to acquire it these days).

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2019, 12:36:36 AM »
Agree with Alan71 & eurocoin that the Ironside design is excellent. Somewhat dynamic reflecting the perilous journey that was undertaken through rough seas and storms.

It would be nice if the design was adopted for the 400th anniversary issue. I would not like to see a design similar to the depiction of the Golden Hind on the old half pennies.

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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 07:18:00 PM »
In 2020, the Royal Mint will issue 2 50p coins related to Paddington Bear.

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2019, 08:16:20 PM »
The Royal Mint will in 2020 issue commemorative 2 pounds coins with the following themes:

- 100th anniversary of the first publication of a book by Agatha Christie.

- 75th anniversary of VE-Day.