UK commemorative coins for 2024

Started by eurocoin, October 12, 2023, 09:39:48 PM

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eurocoin

In 2024, The Royal Mint will issue the following commemorative coins:

50 pence:

- Tyrannosaurus Rex
- Stegosaurus
- Diplodocus
- 200th anniversary of the RNLI
- Team GB

chrisild

RNLI = Royal National Lifeboat Institution. (Yes, I looked that up ...)

Deeman

#2
From proclamation published 13 Oct:

For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE ·" and the date of the year, and for the reverse either:

(a) a depiction of a Tyrannosaurus Rex with the inscription "TYRANNOSAURUS CRETACEOUS"; or

(b) a depiction of a Stegosaurus with the inscription "STEGOSAURUS JURASSIC"; or

(c) a depiction of a Diplodocus with the inscription "DIPLODOCUS JURASSIC"; or

(d) a depiction of two athletes atop the union flag; or

(e) a depiction of the RNLI flag surrounded by a lifebuoy with the inscription "200 YEARS" and "1824 2024".

Presumably (d) is for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Eurocoin noted the RNLI issue as a £2 coin.

eurocoin

I have amended my original post. The RNLI is indeed a 50 pence coin, not a 2 pounds coin.

Alan71

Does that mean there are no commemorative £2 coins scheduled for 2024, or is it simply not known yet?

The previous dinosaur issues had some link with the UK (bones found there or something?).  With these 2024 ones, there are no such links are there?

eurocoin

Quote from: Alan71 on October 14, 2023, 08:57:03 PMDoes that mean there are no commemorative £2 coins scheduled for 2024, or is it simply not known yet?

There will be more commemoratives. This is just a list of what is so far known.

Deeman

Quote from: Alan71 on October 14, 2023, 08:57:03 PMThe previous dinosaur issues had some link with the UK (bones found there or something?).  With these 2024 ones, there are no such links are there?

The dinosaurs listed for the 2024 issue were all found in North America and are somewhat iconic.

Cast your mind back to the first dinosaur issue of 2020, the one that depicts a Megalosaurus.
The fossilised lower jawbone of a Megalosaurus was found in England by the Reverend William Buckland in 1824.
It was the first dinosaur to be officially named and it started the science of palaeontology.

A conference is to be held on 11-12 Jan 2024 at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the naming of the first dinosaur, Megalosaurus bucklandii.


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Quote from: Alan71 on October 14, 2023, 08:57:03 PMThe previous dinosaur issues had some link with the UK (bones found there or something?).  With these 2024 ones, there are no such links are there?

Does it matter at all, given that most dinosaurs lived on Gondwana or Pangea?

There was no such thing as countries, much less the UK and the USA, in those days.  :D
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Figleaf

My understanding is that the previous series at least was about bones and them bones are found in existing countries. The present series seems to be about animals. That's much less safe ground. As the BBC and Hollywood can tell you, scientific views on what saurians looked like when they were still moving around have changed continually and are still changing. There are plenty of youtube videos on the subject. The risk is that whatever they make them look like on the tat (thank you, Offa), will be old tat hat in the near future and ridiculous beyond that.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Deeman

Here are selected timeline events in the history of the RNLI:

Sir William Hillary's vision for a service dedicated to saving lives at sea became a reality in Bishopsgate's trendy London Tavern on 4 Mar 1824.

Grace Darling became a national heroine after risking her life to save the stranded survivors of the wrecked steamship Forfarshire in 1838.

RNLI Inspector, Captain Ward, broke new ground in lifesaving in 1854 with his invention of the cork lifejacket.

In 1884, Leonora Preston designed the RNLI flag after her brother was rescued by Ramsgate lifeboat volunteers.

In Sep 1890, the first hydraulic steam-cum-sail lifeboat Duke of Northumberland entered service at Harwich.

The steam-driven lifeboats were slow and heavy, and expensive to build and maintain. Under the direction of Naval Architect George Lennox Watson, a petrol engine was successfully fitted in 1903 into the old sailing lifeboat J McConnell Hussey (formerly stationed at Folkestone). A year later it entered service at Tynemouth.

On 17 Mar 1907, the Suevic ran aground against rocks off Lizard Point in Cornwall. Sixty volunteer crewmen from local lifeboat stations rowed back and forth for 16 hours to rescue the passengers and crew. Their incredible courage and perseverance saved 456 lives that day, and not a single life was lost. A record for the largest number of people saved in a single operation in RNLI history.

The first fast motor lifeboat to arrive at the newly reopened Dover Lifeboat Station in 1930. Designed to reach casualties rapidly, Sir William Hillary, named after the RNLI's founder, was in response to an increasing number of aircraft flying over the English Channel, and coming down at sea. She was the first lifeboat to have a cabin.

The arrival of the motor lifeboat Royal Silver Jubilee at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk on 11 Feb 1936 marked the end of the iconic sight of horses pulling lifeboats through streets and across sand to launch in all weathers.

In 1963, inflatable lifeboats were introduced to help crews reach areas close to shore, cliffs and caves.

Twice as fast as the motor lifeboats she was designed to replace, the first fast slipway boat, the Tyne class lifeboat, was launched in 1982.

The Mersey class lifeboat, the RNLI's first fast carriage lifeboat designed for launching from the beach, entered service at Hastings in Jul 1988.

Built to provide the quickest possible response service and travel further out to sea than any of its predecessors, the 25-knot Trent class and Severn class lifeboats joined the RNLI's fleet in 1994 and 1996 respectively.

The Shannon class, the first modern RNLI all-weather lifeboat to be powered by waterjets instead of propellers, entered service in Jul 2013.

MCz

Alderney issued a lot of RNLI coins in 2021 and 2022, however only two designs. Not sure what was the occassion for these issues.

Deeman

Quote from: MCz on October 24, 2023, 11:44:16 PMAlderney issued a lot of RNLI coins in 2021 and 2022, however only two designs. Not sure what was the occasion for these issues.

In collaboration with the RNLI and States of Alderney issuing authority, a range of base metal, silver and gold coins were released to help raise funds for, and awareness of, the RNLI.
Elizabeth II became a patron of the RNLI in 1952.

eurocoin

#12
New coins have been announced for next year:

50 pence Harry Potter - The winged keys
2 pounds 200 years of the National Gallery
2 pounds 150 years since the birth of Winston Churchill

Deeman

Quote from: eurocoin on November 17, 2023, 06:17:15 AMNew coins have been announced for next year:

50 pence Harry Potter - The winged keys
2 pounds 200 years of the National Gallery
2 pounds 150 years since the birth of Winston Churchill

Proclamation published today:

For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE ·" and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of the character Harry Potter riding a broomstick, attempting to catch a flying key with the inscription "THE WINGED KEYS".

For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·" and the date of the year, and for the reverse either:
(a) a depiction of the National Gallery accompanied by the inscription "200 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY". The coins shall have a grained edge and in incuse letters the inscription "MAIORVM GLORIA POSTERIS LVMEM EST"; or
(b) a depiction of Winston Churchill accompanied by the inscription "150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF WINSTON CHURCHILL" and the inscriptions "1874" and "1965" on either side of the depiction. The coins shall have a grained edge and in incuse letters the inscription "· PAVE THE WAY FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM".

Offa

Not forgetting the last of the Star Wars series 50p coins
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