First look: New Royal Mint UK coin designs for 2017

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Every year The Royal Mint mark the year’s memorable events and anniversaries that capture the nation’s striking stories on circulating coins, and 2017 is no different.

Today The Royal Mint have unveiled the new themes and designs for all the 2017 commemorative coins, and Change Checkers can look forward to some very significant British anniversaries being commemorated.

£5 –  King Canute 

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2017 marks the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of King Canute and this £5 coin designed by Lee R. Jones has been issued.

This brand new £5 coin depicts King Canute, the Viking conqueror hailed the first ‘king of all England’.

£5 – House of Windsor Centenary 

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of the House of Windsor this £5 coin has been designed by John Bergdahl.

A centenary of royal service is commemorated on this £5 coin marking the 100th anniversary of the creation of the House of Windsor – when King George V changed the name of the British Royal Family from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor.

£2 – Jane Austen

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Designed by Dominique Evans, a portrait of Jane Austen features on this brand new £2 coin to mark 200 years since her death.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, one of the best-loved English novelists, this £2 coin featuring her portrait has been issued.

£2 – WW1 Aviation 

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This £2 coin has been designed by the agency ‘tangerine’ and pays tribute to the aviators of the First World War.

In commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War, The Royal Mint has issued a series of specially commissioned £2 coins. This coin pays tribute to the aviators of the First World War and their sacrifices in the race for supremacy of the skies.

50p – Sir Isaac Newton

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This 50p coin has been issued to commemorate the achievements of Sir Isaac Newton and has been designed by Aaron West.

This 50p coin remembers the legacy of Sir Isaac Newton, genius of the Scientific Revolution and one of the most famous men in history. 

The announcement of next year’s coins is always an exciting moment for Change Checkers, particularly when the anniversaries are as significant as these.

And now we can now start looking forward to finding these new designs in our change throughout the year! 


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If you can’t wait to find these coins in your change you can add the 2017 Change Checker Commemorative Coin Set to your collection today>>

  1. Angela Fareham 2 on January 30, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I got a battle of Hastings 50p today is it worth saving… Any advice would help me as new to this… Thank you



  2. Angela Fareham on January 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I got a battle of Hastings 50p today is it worth saving… Any advice would help me as new to this… Thank you



  3. Alan on January 25, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    When are the 2 pound and fifty pence coming out in 2017



    • Yasmin Britton on January 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Hi Alan, no information on when they will enter circulation as of yet. As soon as we have information we’ll let everyone know. Thanks, Yasmin



  4. Paul Richter on January 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Will there be an album for these 2017 coins please?



    • Yasmin Britton on January 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Hi Paul, you can buy these 5 new coins in a Change Checker Album page here – http://bit.ly/2hS7khi You can then slot the page into a Change Checker Album. Is that what you’re looking for or do you mean something else? Thanks, Yasmin



  5. Andrew Smith on January 2, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I am afraid that I am beginning to feel that the Royal Mint is going the way of the Royal Mail. The number of so-called commemorative and post-and-go issues are now just milking the philatelists and I see that the Mint is aiming to be profitable at the expense of numismatists. We have just had a new £5 note – do we also NEED £5 coins?



    • samuel lowry on January 3, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      I agree , but it would be a much more attractive offer f they were offered at face value ,not 3 times the original value.



  6. thejacman on January 1, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Can’t wait for the £2 aviation coin, best of the world war £2 coins by far



  7. Brian Houston on January 1, 2017 at 11:07 am

    at £125 the set is far too expensive



  8. Glenys Topham on January 1, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Ooo can’t wait for these to pop up excited



  9. Terry stanley on January 1, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Look very good how and when can I buy them



  10. Paul Rowland on January 1, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Beatrix potter collection superb many thanks