What’s your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

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We’re on the hunt for the best Coin Design of 2018 as part of the 2018 Change Checker Awards and we need your help! With over 50 new coins issued by The Royal Mint this year, we’ve decided to shortlist the coins by denomination and then determine one overall winner from the top 10p, 50p, £2 and £5 coins as voted by Change Checkers!

£5 Coins

The £5 is widely regarded as the UK’s flagship coin and are usually reserved to commemorate the most important Royal and historical anniversaries of the year. And there have certainly been a number of important events celebrated in 2018. In fact, TEN stunning £5 coins have been released this year, including three new additions to the Queen’s Beasts series, an incredibly poignant Remembrance Day £5 with colour printing and a beautifully festive Nutcracker £5 as we move towards the Christmas season.

But which 2018 £5 coin is your favourite?

Cast your vote now using the poll at the bottom of the page and find out more about the different £5 coins below!

Red Dragon of Wales £5

2018 Red Dragon of Wales - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

The Red Dragon of Wales is the third coin in the Queen’s Beasts series which started in 2017. The Queen’s Beasts collection will eventually include ten £5 coins, each representing the ten guard beast sculptures which were at the entrance to Westminster Abbey during Her Majesty the Queen’s coronation in 1953. This coin features a design of the fierce Red Dragon of Wales, by well-known designer Jody Clark.

Four Generations of Royalty £5

The Four Generations of Royalty - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

This Four Generations of Royalty £5 coin marks the first time ever that The Royal Mint has issued a coin to celebrate all four generations of royalty in line to the throne on a single coin. The reverse features an original design by much-loved calligrapher Timothy Noad, and ornately shows the initials of the current four generations, E, C, W, G, and represents the heritage of the House of Windsor.

Royal Academy of Arts £5

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To celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of The Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Academy (RA) and The Royal Mint collaborated to issue this £5 coin. The reverse has been designed by celebrated architect Sir David Chipperfield RA, and features the historical facade of Burlington House, home to the Royal Academy since 1867.

Black Bull of Clarence £5

Black bull - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

The Black Bull of Clarence is the fourth coin issued to celebrate the ten ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth, and legend that have watched over Her Majesty the Queen throughout her unprecedented reign. The reverse design by Jody Clark features the strong Black Bull in a rampant position with the shield displaying the coat of arms of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales.

Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan £5

Celebrating the Royal Wedding HRH Prince Harry Ms. Meghan Markle 2018 - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

To celebrate the wedding of HRH Prince Harry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle, The Royal Mint issued a brand new £5 coin designed by Jody Clark and based on a portrait of the couple taken from a private sitting as well as an inscription of the date of the wedding.

65th Coronation Anniversary £5

The 65th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

This £5 has been issued by The Royal Mint to mark the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s Coronation on the 2nd June 1953, an unprecedented Royal milestone.The reverse design by Stephen Taylor depicts the Royal Standard, crowned with Her Majesty the Queen’s royal cypher to represent the Sovereign and the United Kingdom.

Falcon of the Plantagenets £5

falcon - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

This £5 features the magnificent Falcon of the Platagenets from the Queen’s Beasts series, but although the coin is 2019 dated, it was issued during 2018. The reverse features Jody Clark’s depiction of a Falcon perched on top of the shield with a partially open fetterlock in its grasp. Originally closed, the slightly open fetterlock supposedly refers to Edward IV claim to the throne.

Prince George 5th Birthday £5

The 5th Birthday of HRH Prince George of Cambridge 2018 - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

The birth of HRH Prince George on 22nd July 2013 sparked celebration throughout the country and to celebrate his 5th Birthday, The Royal Mint issued this 2018 commemorative £5 coin. The reverse design by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark features a modern depiction of Saint George slaying a dragon with a spear.

Remembrance Day £5

The Remembrance Day 2018 - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

To honour the sacrifices of all those who have risked their lives to protect their country’s freedom The Royal Mint issued a 2018 Remembrance Day £5 coin which features vibrant red printing to highlight the symbolic poppy. It is an especially poignant coin this year which marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice, the end of WW1.

Nutcracker £5

Christmas Nutcracker - What's your favourite £5 coin design of the year 2018?

The Nutcracker coin is the second Christmas £5  issued by The Royal Mint, featuring a magical design which depicts an enchanting Christmas Nutcracker scene by acclaimed engraver, Harry Brockway.

The winning £5 will then be entered into our Coin Design of the Year vote as part of the 2018 Change Checker Awards, alongside the top 10p, 50p and £2 coins from 2018 to determine which coin should be crowned the overall winner!

Vote for your favourite 2018 £5 coin in our poll:

The winning £5 will then be entered into our Coin Design of the Year vote as part of the 2018 Change Checker Awards, alongside the top 10p, 50p and £2 coins from 2018 to determine which coin should be crowned the overall winner!

Vote for your favourite coin from each denomination below:


View our full range of CERTIFIED BU £5 coins here >>

 

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  1. Ant on November 15, 2018 at 12:54 am

    On the centenary of Armistice, can any other coin compete?

  2. Michelle Morgan on November 10, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I love the colour that has been added to this coin and thinks it’s a great way to remember those that have been killed fighting for our country.

  3. ark Dean jones on November 8, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    It’s one for the lads that coin in it proper mint to

  4. William Stockley on November 8, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    The design clearly shows the strength and integrity of the bull. The design is also very detailed and stands out in a collection.

  5. michael eggleton on November 8, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    it stands out over the rest

  6. Bethany Westlake on November 8, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    This coin is remembering everyone who fought for our country and made a difference to the country today! I personally feel this is a brilliant way to recognise and remember all of those people 😘

  7. Barry Wilshaw on November 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    All coins voted for are my choice

  8. ken north on November 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I do not collect these but this one I would like to get also to help remember the family members we all lost

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