Celebrate the best of Britain with the Great British Coin Hunt

26th February 2019

  • 1 million additional 10p coins from the Great British Coin Hunt to enter circulation
  • The 2019 A to Z 10p coin collection now available to purchase from The Royal Mint
  • Themes follow the alphabet from Angel of the North to Zebra Crossing showcasing the best of British culture

The Royal Mint has launched the 2019 A to Z 10p coin collection which includes some of the very best Great British icons.  The full set of 26 individually designed coins map out what makes Britain great – from the Angel of the North to a Zebra Crossing. Also featuring on the designs are a cup of tea, fish and chips, cricket and the Loch Ness monster.

First launched in 2018, the collection has proved incredibly popular amongst the British public. In 2019 an additional 2.1million new coins from this much-loved collection are set to enter circulation. Uncirculated versions of these designs are also available to purchase from 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. 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.”

Some of the UK’s most astonishing scientific and technological achievements have also been included in the collection – W is for World Wide Web, representing Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the internet, and G is for Greenwich Mean Time, celebrating our country’s naval history and establishing a global timescale.

There will be 2.1 million of these special 10p coins rolling out into circulation across the country from February. Visitors to The Royal Mint Experience will also be able to get their hands on one of these special 10ps as they will be heading into tills in the gift shop and coffee shop.

A collectors’ folder and uncirculated versions of the 10p coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint website www.royalmint/coinhunt

ENDS

The full collection:

Letter

Explanation

Design

A

Angel of the North

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B

Bond…James Bond

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C

Cricket

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D

Double Decker Bus

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E

English Breakfast

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F

Fish & Chips

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G

Greenwich Mean Time

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H

Houses of Parliament

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I

Ice-Cream Cone

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J

Jubilee

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K

King Arthur

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L

Loch Ness Monster

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M

Mackintosh

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N

National Health Service

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O

Oak Tree

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P

Post Box

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Q

Queuing

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R

Robin

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S

Stonehenge

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T

Teapot

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U

Union Flag

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V

Village

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W

World Wide Web

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X

X Marks the Spot

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Y

Yeoman Warder

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Z

Zebra Crossing

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