The Great British Coin Hunt – Quintessentially British A to Z
Introducing the Great British Coin Hunt, Quintessentially British A to Z. We have used the alphabet to map out the A-Z of what makes Britain great, coin by coin, letter by letter, rhyme by rhyme.
Why did The Royal Mint choose these particular designs?
The Royal Mint has been making Britain’s coins for over 1,100 years. Today, each coin is also a tiny piece of artwork that members of the public carry around in their pockets.
The Royal Mint wanted to engage members of the public of all ages with their change. They devised a coin series that would get the country debating one question: what exactly defines Britain as British?
Various themes reflecting British life were also considered, such as cities or counties, sports, flowers and animals. It soon became clear that there’s so much that makes Britons proud to be British that the alphabet idea was born. This became a series in which each letter represents something Quintessentially British.
What is the definition of Early Strike?
The Early Strike AtoZ 10p’s are the first 500,000 struck of each letter.
Where can I find The Great British Coin Hunt – Quintessentially British A to Z coins?
The circulating coins will be distributed through The Post Office network from the first week of March. Great British Coin Hunters will be able to find them in change throughout the month. The Royal Mint will also release additional coins in relevant locations throughout 2018.
Who designed the coins?
The coin designs were created by a team that includes at its core The Royal Mint’s own highly skilled team of coin designers. They have also been responsible for some of the UK’s iconic commemorative and circulating coin designs.
Each coin in the series also has its own unique story and personality and the letters integrate with and form part of the design. The designs for each letter were submitted for selection and approval by the independent Royal Mint Advisory Committee. They were also then sent for final approval by Her Majesty The Queen.
How many coins are being made?
To date more than 2.6 million circulating 10p coins have been struck across the 26 designs. Additional volumes will continue to be struck in line with UK demand also.