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UK commemorative coins for 2022

Started by eurocoin, September 30, 2021, 10:43:29 AM

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eurocoin

A part of the issuance program of The Royal Mint for next year has been unveiled:

Commemorative 50 pence coins will be issued with the following themes:

- The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. On its reverse the coin will depict the logo of Commonwealth Sport.
- Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin will depict the Royal Cypher and the figure 70, surrounded with the dates 1952 and 2022.

Commemorative 2 pound coins will be issued with the following themes:

- 150 years of the FA cup. The coin will depict the text "Football's greatest cup competition".
- The life of Dame Vera Lynn. The coin will depict a portrait of Dame Vera Lynn.
- 100 years since the death of Alexander Graham Bell. The coin will depict a numbered telephone keypad.

eurocoin

All of these themes seem to be worthy of commemoration on a coin. Remarkable that there was chosen for a commemorative 50p coin to commemorate the Queen's platium jubilee. Royal themes are normally only being commemorated on collectors coins.

Deeman

Thanks for the info, eurocoin.

Maybe the Queen's platinum jubilee coin will be released into circulation as it is a departure from the usual £5 denomination.

Would also expect a BBC centenary issue next year.

eurocoin

The Platinum Jubilee 50p will be issued in 2 versions. One with the standard obverse portrait by Jody Clark, and the other will on its obverse depict a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on horseback. The reverse design will on both coins be the same.

agoodall

I bet the mounted version of the platinum jubilee 50p is only available in the year sets. It's a shame they're passing up another opportunity for a full set of commemorative circulation coins. After all, this is the first ever platinum jubilee and there's not likely to be another one in this century, if ever. Another missed opportunity was a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of decimalisation. That could have been a one year resurrection of Christopher Ironside's designs and/or a collector set featuring some of the unrealised designs for the first decimal coinage. Instead we had a couple of non-circulating coins that most non-collectors will never see. The BBC's centenary is also a topic that deserves a circulating commemorative but I wonder how keen the government will be on that one!

Deeman

Alexander Bell and Thomas Watson's first telephone of 1881.

Deeman

Quote from: eurocoin on September 30, 2021, 10:43:29 AM
The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. On its reverse the coin will depict the logo of Commonwealth Sport.

I suspect there will be a coloured version of the Commonwealth Games coin.

The rebranded logo of three V's represents the 'Trinity of Values' of the Commonwealth Games; humanity (true red), equality (triumph yellow) and destiny (heritage blue).

andyg

#7
Can't help wondering if the telephone design will look something like this;


always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Deeman

Quote from: andyg on October 02, 2021, 12:01:19 PM
Can't help wondering if the telephone design will look something like this;

The proclamation does not mention a dial. It reads:
"A depiction of a numbered telephone keypad and the dates "1847" and "1922" with the inscription "ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL". The coin shall have a grained edge and in incuse letters the inscription "INNOVATION IN SCIENCE · BELL"."

agoodall

Given the subject matter an old rotary dial would have been more appropriate. Interesting they tie it in with innovation in science, which hitherto have been 50p coins.

Has anyone heard whether the insulin 50p is still on course to be issued this year? It's a shame these coins aren't being produced for circulation, so much of my general knowledge has come from my interest in coins!

eurocoin

Quote from: agoodall on October 02, 2021, 07:11:26 PM
Interesting they tie it in with innovation in science, which hitherto have been 50p coins.

I don't like this at all. It makes no sense to have multiple denominations in a coin series.

Quote from: agoodall on October 02, 2021, 07:11:26 PM
Has anyone heard whether the insulin 50p is still on course to be issued this year?

It is. 12 more sleeps.

Pabitra

Platinum jubilee coin design revealed

eurocoin

#12
Not really what I had expected but still stylish and clean.

eurocoin

The reverse of the platinum jubilee 50p was designed by Andrew Ross and Deborah Osborne, who earlier designed the John Logie Baird 50p coin.

eurocoin

A commemorative 50 pence coin will next year be issued for the 100th anniversary of the BBC.