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The Royal Mint Is Re-Releasing 26 New Alphabet Coins

The Royal Mint Is Re-Releasing 26 New Alphabet Coins

The Royal Mint has just revealed plans to release 26 new designs of 10 pence coins for this year's Great British Coin collection.

Each of the 26 coins depict something different as they each represent the different letters of the English alphabet.

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Credit: The Royal Mint
Credit: The Royal Mint

The collection was launched for the first time last year, but this year's release will see an additional 2.1 million new coins enter circulation. However, if anyone is super keen to get their hands on the coins, they will also be available to purchase on the Royal Mint website.

Nicola Howell, Director of Consumer Business at The Royal Mint said: "These 26 individually designed coins, each with a quintessentially British subject, is the first ever commemorative range struck on a 10 pence piece.

Credit: The Royal Mint
Credit: The Royal Mint
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"It will be one of the most limited issue coin designs for 2019 to be released into circulation, so to complete the collection we also have an exclusively designed 2019 A to Z collector album."

The coins be released in the UK this month, but if anyone wants to see the coins in the flesh before then, you can pay a visit to the Royal Mint Experience. The 10p coins will be circulating in the tills in its gift shop and coffee shop before their official release.

Credit: The Royal Mint
Credit: The Royal Mint

The first of the coins - the A - features the famous Angel of the North statue, located in Gateshead in the North East of England.

B features James Bond's 007, followed by cricket for C and a double decker bus for D. E features a classic full English breakfast, while F is all about fish and chips. The rest of the coins feature the likes of Stone Henge, a pirate ship and the Lochness monster.

Credit: PA/Hope and Glory
Credit: PA/Hope and Glory

The new collection comes after the Royal Mint released The Gruffalo 50p coin. The limited edition coins feature a portrait of the children's favourite book character. They are currently selling for £10, while a silver proof version costs £65.

Featured Image Credit: The Royal Mint

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

 

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