The Royal Mint Unveils Monumental Coin Designs for 2019

Sherlock Holmes™, Queen Victoria and the D-Day landings are commemorated alongside Samuel Pepys and Wedgwood

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The Royal Mint has unveiled the new designs that will be appearing on British coins throughout 2019, each telling a monumental story that has helped to shape Britain as we know it today.

The 2019 Annual Set represents luminaries from the world of art, design and culture. With coins commemorating the 260th Anniversary of the formation of Wedgwood pottery, the 350th Anniversary of the last entry in Samuel Pepys’ diary and 160 years since the birth of Sherlock Holmes™ creator, Arthur Conan-Doyle. The 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings will also be memorialised on a £2 coin.

 

 

As 2019 marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, her reign will be celebrated with the launch of a new £5 coin. Even two centuries after her birth, the effect of Queen Victoria’s reign and the era to which she lends her name can still be felt strongly in our everyday lives. 

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Sherlock Holmes is to feature on a unique 50p coin, 160 years after the birth of Sir Arthur Conan- Doyle. In the intuitive detective’s many adventures pursuing criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, Doyle captured the imagination of millions around the world and his characters endure today.

 

 

The release of a £2 coin commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings marks an extraordinary event in history that is sure to occupy the thoughts of the nation this year, remembering the heroic efforts of the Allied Forces in a bid which turned the tide of the Second World War. 

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Celebrating the 260th Anniversary of Wedgwood’s formation, The Royal Mint’s £2 coin was designed by the company that remains an innovator in the production of pottery to this day. The coin celebrates Josiah Wedgwood’s pioneering commitment to shaking up one of Britain’s most traditional industries and making luxury affordable. 

 

 

350 years after the final entry into his remarkable diary, Samuel Pepys will be honoured with a £2 coin to commemorate his contribution to the understanding of some of the most historical events of the seventeenth century, ranging from the Great Fire of London to the Plague. 

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Nicola Howell, Director of Consumer Business at The Royal Mint said – “Our 2019 designs feature a range of momentous people, events and creations that have had an enduring role on British life and culture. These limited edition presentations are the only way to secure all of these coins in one set and are the perfect way to mark special moments in the year ahead.”

The commemorative set will be available to purchase from www.royalmint.com in a range of precious metal and base proof finishes, prices start from £30.

 

ENDS

 

2019 Annual Sets Specification

 

A celebration of Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p coin

 

Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated 50p

Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK Base Proof 50p

Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK Silver Proof 50p

Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK Silver Proof Piedfort 50p

Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK Gold Proof 50p

Denomination

50p

Composition

Cupro-nickel

Cupro-nickel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

925 Ag Sterling Silver

916.7 Au - Red

Weight

8.00g

8.00g

8.00g

16.00g

15.50g

Diameter

27.30mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Stephen Raw

Edge /inscription

N/A

 

 

Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration 2019 UK £2 coin

 

Wedgwood 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £2

Wedgwood 2019 UK Base Proof £2

Wedgwood 2019 UK Silver Proof £2

Wedgwood 2019 UK Silver Proof Piedfort £2

Wedgwood 2019 UK Gold Proof £2

Denomination

£2

Composition

Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass

Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass

Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner 916.7 Au yellow gold/ Outer 916.7 Au red gold

 

Weight

12.00g

 

12.00g

12.00g

24.00g

15.97g

Diameter

28.40mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Wedgwood Design Team

Edge /inscription

EVERYTHING GIVES WAY TO EXPERIMENT

 

75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 coin

 

D-Day 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £2

D-Day 2019 UK Base Proof £2

D-Day 2019 UK Silver Proof £2

D-Day 2019 UK Silver Proof Piedfort £2

D-Day 2019 UK Gold Proof £2

Denomination

£2

Composition

Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass

Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass

Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner 916.7 Au yellow gold/ Outer 916.7 Au red gold

 

Weight

12.00g

 

12.00g

12.00g

24.00g

15.97g

Diameter

28.40mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Stephen Taylor

Edge /inscription

THE LONGEST DAY

 

 

Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 350th Anniversary 2019 UK £2 coin

 

Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £2

Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 2019 UK Base Proof £2

Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 2019 UK Silver Proof £2

Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 2019 UK Silver Proof Piedfort £2

Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 2019 UK Gold Proof £2

Denomination

£2

Composition

Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass

Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass

Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner 916.7 Au yellow gold/ Outer 916.7 Au red gold

 

Weight

12.00g

 

12.00g

12.00g

24.00g

15.97g

Diameter

28.40mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Gary Breeze

Edge /inscription

THE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME

 

The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5 coin

 

Queen Victoria 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £5

Queen Victoria 2019 UK Base Proof £5

Queen Victoria 2019 UK Silver Proof £5

Queen Victoria 2019 UK Silver Proof Piedfort £5

Queen Victoria 2019 UK Gold Proof £5

Denomination

£5

Composition

Cupro-nickel

Cupro-nickel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

925 Ag Sterling Silver

916.7 Au - Red

 

Weight

28.28g

 

28.28g

28.28g

56.56g

39.94g

Diameter

38.61 mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

John Bergdahl

Edge /inscription

WORKSHOP OF THE WORLD

 

 

The Premium Medal 2019

Metal

Nickel plated steel inner/ Brass plated steel outer

Weight

11.85g

Diameter

28.53mm

Obverse

By Royal Mint Coin Designer, Thomas T. Docherty. The raised platform of the medal is decorated with the themes of the 2019 United Kingdom commemorative coins in micro-text with a frosted appearance.

Reverse

The Royal Mint Emblem

 

 

The Royal Mint Base Proof Medal 2019

Metal

Nickel-brass

Weight

10.06g

Diameter

25.40mm

Obverse

By Royal Mint Coin Designer, Kerry Davies. Lines define the outline of coins, from the 1p to the £5.

Reverse

The Royal Mint Emblem

 

2019 Definitive coins

 

Britannia 2019 UK Definitive £2 Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £2

The 2019 UK Base Proof £2

The 2019 UK Silver Proof £2

Denomination

£2

Metal

Inner:  Cupro-nickel; Outer: Nickel Brass

Inner:  Cupro-nickel; Outer: Nickel Brass

Inner:  925 Sterling Silver; Outer: 925 Sterling Silver Plated with Fine Gold

Weight

12.00g

Diameter

28.40 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Antony Dufort

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

 

Nations of the Crown 2019 UK Definitive £1 Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £1

The 2019 UK Base Proof £1

The 2019 UK Silver Proof £1

Denomination

£1

Metal

Inner:  Nickel Plated Nickel-brass; Outer:  Nickel-brass

Inner:  Nickel Plated Nickel-brass; Outer:  Nickel-brass

Inner:  925 Sterling Silver; Outer: 925 Sterling Silver Plated with Fine Gold

Weight

8.75g

10.47

Diameter

23.03 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

David Pearce

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

 

The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 50p Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated 50p

The 2019 UK Base Proof 50p

The 2019 UK Silver Proof 50p

Denomination

50p

Metal

Cupro-Nickel

Cupro-Nickel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

8.00g

Diameter

27.30 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Matthew Dent

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

 

The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 20p Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated 20p

The 2019 UK Base Proof 20p

The 2019 UK Silver Proof 20p

Denomination

20p

Metal

Cupro-Nickel

Cupro-Nickel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

5.00g

Diameter

21.40 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Matthew Dent

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

 

The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 10p Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated 10p

The 2019 UK Base Proof 10p

The 2019 UK Silver Proof 10p

Denomination

10p

Metal

Nickel-plated steel

Nickel-plated steel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

6.50g

Diameter

24.50 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Matthew Dent

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

 

The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 5p Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated 5p

The 2019 UK Base Proof 5p

The 2019 UK Silver Proof 5p

Denomination

5p

Metal

Nickel-plated steel

Nickel-plated steel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

3.25g

Diameter

18.00 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Matthew Dent

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

 

The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 2p Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated 2p

The 2019 UK Base Proof 2p

The 2019 UK Silver Proof 2p

Denomination

2p

Metal

Copper-plated steel

Copper-plated steel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

7.128g

Diameter

25.91 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Matthew Dent

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

 

The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 1p Coin

 

The 2019 UK Brilliant Uncirculated 1p

The 2019 UK Base Proof 1p

The 2019 UK Silver Proof 1p

Denomination

1p

Metal

Copper-plated steel

Copper-plated steel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Weight

3.564 g

Diameter

20.32 mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Matthew Dent

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Base Proof

Silver Proof

 

2019 UK Precious Metal Coin Sets

The 2019 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set

D19GP

Quality standard: Royal Mint Proof

Limited edition presentation: 125

Composition: 22 carat gold

RRP: £5,250.00

Contents:

  • The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5
  • A celebration of Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK 50p Coin
  • Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration UK £2 Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Coin
  • Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 350th Anniversary 2019 UK £2 Coin

 

The 2019 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set

D19SP

Quality standard: Royal Mint Proof

Limited edition presentation: 1,000

Composition: 925 Sterling Silver

RRP: £610.00

Contents:

  • Nations of the Crown 2019 UK Definitive £1
  • The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
  • Britannia 2019 UK Definitive £2
  • The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5
  • A celebration of Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK 50p Coin
  • Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration UK £2 Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Coin
  • Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 350th Anniversary 2019 UK £2 Coin

 

The 2019 United Kingdom Silver Proof Piedfort Commemorative Coin Set

D19PFCS

Quality: Royal Mint Proof Piedfort

Limited edition presentation: 1,000

Composition: 925 Sterling Silver

RRP: £550.00

Contents:

  • The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5
  • A celebration of Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK 50p Coin
  • Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration UK £2 Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Coin
  • Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 350th Anniversary 2019 UK £2 Coin

 

2019      UK Base Metal Coin Sets

The 2019 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set

D19PM

Quality: Royal Mint Premium Proof
Limited edition presentation: 5,000

Composition:

  • 1p & 2p - copper-plated steel
  • 5p & 10p - nickel-plated steel
  • 20p & 50p - cupro-nickel
  • £1 coin - inner: nickel plated nickel-brass, outer:  nickel-brass
  • £2 – inner: cupro-nickel, outer: nickel-brass

RRP: £210.00

Contents:

  • Nations of the Crown 2019 UK Definitive £1
  • The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
  • Britannia 2019 UK Definitive £2
  • The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5
  • A celebration of Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK 50p Coin
  • Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration UK £2 Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Coin
  • Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 350th Anniversary 2019 UK £2 Coin

The 2019 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set

D19COLL

Quality: Royal Mint Proof
Limited edition presentation: 10,000

Composition:

  • 1p & 2p - copper-plated steel
  • 5p & 10p - nickel-plated steel
  • 20p & 50p - cupro-nickel
  • £1 coin - inner: nickel plated nickel-brass, outer:  nickel-brass
  • £2 – inner: cupro-nickel, outer: nickel-brass

RRP: £155.00

Contents:

  • Nations of the Crown 2019 UK Definitive £1
  • The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
  • Britannia 2019 UK Definitive £2
  • The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5
  • A celebration of Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK 50p Coin
  • Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration UK £2 Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Coin
  • Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 350th Anniversary 2019 UK £2 Coin

 

The 2019 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Definitive Coin Set

DUW19

Quality: Royal Mint Brilliant Uncirculated
Limited edition presentation: Unlimited

Composition:

  • 1p & 2p - copper-plated steel
  • 5p & 10p - nickel-plated steel
  • 20p & 50p - cupro-nickel
  • £1 coin - inner: nickel plated nickel-brass, outer:  nickel-brass
  • £2 – inner: cupro-nickel, outer: nickel-brass

RRP: £30.00

Contents:

  • Nations of the Crown 2019 UK Definitive £1
  • The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
  • Britannia 2019 UK Definitive £2

 

 

 

 

The 2019 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set

DU19

Quality: Royal Mint Brilliant Uncirculated
Limited edition presentation: Unlimited

Composition:

  • 1p & 2p - copper-plated steel
  • 5p & 10p - nickel-plated steel
  • 20p & 50p - cupro-nickel
  • £1 coin - inner: nickel plated nickel-brass, outer:  nickel-brass
  • £2 - inner ring - cupro-nickel, outer ring - nickel-brass

RRP: £55.00

Contents:

  • Nations of the Crown 2019 UK Definitive £1
  • The Shield 2019 UK Definitive 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
  • Britannia 2019 UK Definitive £2
  • The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5
  • A celebration of Sherlock Holmes™ 2019 UK 50p Coin
  • Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration UK £2 Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Coin
  • Samuel Pepys Last Diary Entry 350th Anniversary 2019 UK £2 Coin
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