For more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint has been telling monumental stories in miniature – recording history, marking the reigns of successive monarchs, and commemorating some of the nation's most important cultural milestones. For 2020, those monumental stories include some of the United Kingdom’s most iconic personalities and anniversaries.
Through a collection of 50p, £2 and £5 coins, the 2020 Annual Sets celebrate the athletic excellence of Team GB ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the centenary of Agatha Christie's first published novel, the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, the reign of George III, and the historic 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.
All sets are offered in precious metal editions or struck in the same alloys as circulating coins, finished to either Brilliant Uncirculated or Proof standard. The latter serves as the highest standard available and is an example of the quality and craftsmanship for which The Royal Mint is celebrated around the world.