We’ve been keeping our eyes on the latest Royal Proclamations and excitingly for collectors, there are some new coins on the horizon!

I’m sure you’re just as excited as I am to hear which themes we can expect for these coins, including those of the 2021 issues!

*** UPDATE ***

As of the Royal Proclamation issued on the 13th November 2020, it has been confirmed that a number of £5 coins will be released next year and, excitingly for collectors, there will also me a continuation of the Dinosauria 50p series which was a roaring success in 2020!

Collectors of royalty £5s will be pleased to hear that a new £5 coin is being issued featuring the Royal Cypher and the inscription “MY HEART AND MY DEVOTION” alongside the date of the Queen’s birth and the year 2021.

What’s more, the royal theme continues with the tenth coin in the Queen’s Beasts series, the Griffin of Edward III.

A further two £5 coins have also been announced – one commemorating the Saxon King, Alfred the Great and the other celebrating The Royal Albert Hall, with the inscription “INSPIRING ARTS AND SCIENCES”.

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Last year’s Dinosauria 50p collection shook the coin collecting world and this year we’re in for a real treat as a further three coins have just been announced!

Each 50p celebrates the Jurassic Coast discoveries made by English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist, Mary Anning.

The coins are set to feature the Temnodontosaurus, Plesiosaurus and Dimorphodon – fantastic creatures that walked the Earth millions of years ago.

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David Bowie £5

The Royal Proclamation issued on 16th October 2020, confirms that a David Bowie £5 will be issued this year.

David Bowie. Credit: Wikimedia Commons – RCA Records

Whilst the actual design remains top secret, the proclamation confirms then coin will feature a depiction of the music icon on the reverse, with an inscription of ‘BOWIE’.

We can assume this coin will be the latest release in the incredibly popular Music Legends series, in which we’ve already seen a Queen £5 and an Elton John £5 coin.

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Sir Walter Scott £2

It has also been confirmed that a £2 coin will be issued in 2021 commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of novelist, historian, and poet, Sir Walter Scott.

Portrait of Sir Walter Scott. Credit: Wikimedia Commons – The Bridgeman Art Library

The coin’s complete design remains a secret, but we do know it will feature the text: “SIR WALTER SCOTT NOVELIST HISTORIAN POET” encircled by the inscription “250TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH” and the year date.

Excitingly, this coin will also feature the edge inscription, “THE WILL TO DO, THE SOUL TO DARE”, a quote from his epic poem, ‘Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field’.

H. G. Wells £2

A second £2 coin has been confirmed for 2021, commemorating the life and works of H.G Wells.

H.G. Wells. Credit: Wikimedia Commons – Gutenberg.org repost.

Herbert George Wells was an English novelist, sociologist, and historian, best-known for his sci-fi thrillers War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man.

We can’t wait to see the design for this £2 as The Royal Proclamation alludes to a depiction of the Invisible Man and a Martian encircled by clock numerals. The coin is said to have an inscription which reads “GOOD BOOKS ARE THE WAREHOUSES OF IDEAS”.

John Logie Baird 50p

A 50p has been confirmed for 2021, commemorating Scottish engineer, John Logie Baird, who was the first person to demonstrate a working television.

John Logie Baird and his first publicly demonstrated television system. Credit: Wikimedia Commons – Popular Radio Magazine.

The design of the 50p features the inscription “JOHN LOGIE BAIRD TELEVISION PIONEER” accompanied by a depiction of a television mast emitting circular radio waves with a range of dates relating to John Logie Baird‘s discovery and developments.

Decimal Day 50p

2021 will mark 50 years since decimalisation and as of the Royal Proclamation, it looks as though we’ll be seeing a special 50p to commemorate the anniversary.

Decimal Posters. Credit: The Royal Mint Museum.

The design of the coin is suggested to feature the inscription ‘Decimal Day 1971’ to mark the anniversary.

Given the popularity of the coins issued in 2019 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the 50p, this coin is sure to be sought-after amongst collectors and we can’t wait to see it!

2021 Team GB 50p

Following the announcement earlier this year that the individual release of the 2020 Team GB 50p would be postponed in accordance with the rescheduling of the Olympic Games, the Royal Proclamation confirms we will see a 2021 dated Team GB coin.

It seems as though the design of the 2020 coin will be replicated for 2021, with the exception of the new 2021 date.

Excitingly, this will mean that there are two versions of the coin – one with the obverse dated 2020 from this year’s Annual Coin Set and one with the obverse dated 2021 for next year’s individual release.


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46 Comments

  1. LES KENT on November 18, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    HI ALEX
    IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC IF THE MINT DID A NICE ANNUAL SET AND A VERY SPECIAL SET FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY BUT IN BU SETS AS WELL AS PROOF, AFTER ALL SAID AND DONE IT IS A VERY SPECIAL YEAR, FINGERS CROSSED.
    LES.



  2. Robert Peszel on November 16, 2020 at 8:26 am

    It would be nice if Northern Ireland actually got any of the coins released into circulation for any denomination. I wrote to Royal Mail regarding the Brexit and Diversity 50p coins and their reply was that they had no control over despatch……



  3. Anthony Joyce on November 15, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Hi all,

    Anyone know when we will have mintage figures for 2019? They are quite overdue!

    T



    • Alexandra Siddons on November 16, 2020 at 8:00 am

      Hi Anthony,
      Unfortunately we’re still waiting on the mintage figures to be revealed. As soon as they come available, we’ll of course update our App and Blog respectively.
      Best regards,
      Alex



  4. Francisco on November 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Is there an specific release date for the 2021 annual coin set?
    Cheers.



    • Alexandra Siddons on November 16, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Hi Francisco,

      Traditionally the Annual Coin Sets are released just as the New Year comes in (1st January) so we can assume they will be released around a similar time.

      Thanks,
      Alex



  5. chris amos on November 14, 2020 at 7:16 am

    please let me know when these are released



    • Alexandra Siddons on November 16, 2020 at 8:02 am

      Hi Chris,

      We will update our blogs as soon as these coins become available so keep your eyes peeled!

      Thanks,
      Alex



  6. Les Kent on November 13, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    HI ALEX
    YOU SAY THERE A THREE NEW £5 COINS AND THREE NEW 50P COINS ON THE WAY, WELL I HAVE STOPPED COLLECTING THE £5 COINS BUT THE ROYAL CYPHER SOUND VERY INTERESTING AND THE THREE NEW DINOSAURS ARE AN ADDITION SO WE WILL SEE, AS FOR THE NEW £2 COINS WOULD YOU KNOW IF OR NOT THEY WILL ONLY BE PRODUCED FOR THE ANNUAL SET AND NOT PUT INTO CIRCULATION AS WAS STATED EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND IF SO WOULD THIS ALSO INCLUDE THE 2021 BRTIANNIA £2 COIN, AND WHILE WE ARE ON IT WHAT ABOUT THE ONE PENCE COIN BECAUSE IF THAT IS GONE THEN THE SHIELD DESIGN WILL BE USELESS, WON’T IT ? WHAT DO YOU THINK ?.
    REGARDS
    LES.



    • Alexandra Siddons on November 16, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Hi Les,

      You raise some great questions there!

      The Royal Cypher £5 i’m sure will be spectacular, following in the footsteps of the incredibly popular 2016 90th Birthday £5 issued in celebration of Her Majesty.
      The 2020 Dinosauria 50p editions proved very popular amongst collectors, and it’s great to see another series! I wonder what Dinosaurs will feature this time…
      As you mention, earlier this year it was announced there were no plans to issue anymore £2 coins into circulation, so at the moment, perhaps we can assume these will be issued in collector quality only. However, if the Treasury make another assessment and decide to release some £2 coins in circulation, we may see some entries later in the year – fingers crossed! Unfortunately, we are uncertain of which coins will be issued as part of The Annual Coin Set, but we will of course update our blogs as soon as this information becomes available.
      For the 1 pence, it will be interesting to see if The Royal Mint has any plans to issue any 2021 dated coins into circulation, it would certainly be exciting to see. However, the 2021 dated 1p will of course be issued in traditional, definitive Annual Coin Set, as is issued every year, in collector quality.

      I hope this has answered some of your questions. Remember, we will update our blog and web app as soon as we hear any new news on any coin issues, so make sure you’re keeping your eyes peeled.

      Best regards,
      Alex



  7. Christopher Jenkins on November 13, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    All these new coins coming out is fine.But it would be nice to see some A-Z coins never seen one yet
    I live in Kent and for some reason they haven’t reached here yet



  8. Lliam Bruce on November 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I would have loved to have seen a commemorative 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p for Decimal day.



  9. Paul Gorman on October 29, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Do you know how many of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic 50p coins were produced in total?



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 30, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Paul,

      We don’t have any information on how many 2020 Team GB 50p coins have been minted yet.

      Best regards,
      Alex



  10. Stephen Gregg on October 29, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Will northern Ireland get new coins next year as it 100 years since its formation



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 30, 2020 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Stephen,

      We’ve not heard anything about the release of coins in celebration of this anniversary. However, it would be great to see another Northern Ireland coin. The popularity of the Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland £2 would certainly take some beating though!

      Best regards,
      Alex



  11. Andrew Bailey on October 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Cant believe royal mint anounced in national papers that due to the lack of cash being used we wouldn’t see any 2p 0r £2 coins for the next decade . This means only one thing these £2 coins realesed in 2021 will not be going into circulation for sure and are for the royal mints profitable gain only .
    Regards Ridge



    • Rachel Hooper on October 26, 2020 at 9:46 am

      Hi Andrew, yes it certainly came as a shock to hear that no new 2p or £2 coins are set to be produced for circulation in the next decade. With so many wonderful anniversaries to celebrate it would have been fantastic to find these in our change, but with demand so low at the moment it looks as though we won’t be seeing new £2’s in circulation for a while.



    • Steve Glover on October 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Here here !



  12. George Millington on October 23, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I buy more 50ps than £2 coins. It is not built in the pre order form chose this.



  13. Paul Chapman on October 22, 2020 at 6:56 am

    Which £2 coin and 50p coming out first in 2021?



    • Rachel Hooper on October 22, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Hi Paul, we don’t yet know when in 2021 or what order these coins will be released, but stay tuned to our blog and social channels for updates.



      • Hassan on October 30, 2020 at 7:25 pm

        I wanted to know how much is the 50th anniversary 50p set is worth today? I have a spare set and looking at to sell it on ebay.



      • Alexandra Siddons on November 2, 2020 at 11:45 am

        Hi Hassan,

        Unfortunately we’re unable to provide valuations on coins, however we can give some advice on valuing your own coins. It’s always worth checking the recently sold listings on eBay for the coins you’re looking to sell, as these will give a current picture to how much people are willing to spend on them. You can also use our 6-Point Guide to Valuing Your Coin to help you: https://www.changechecker.org/2018/08/02/could-i-be-minted-the-6-point-guide-to-valuing-your-coin/

        Many thanks,
        Alex



  14. Peter Hunt on October 21, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Please let me know when the new designs are coming out. Thank you



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 21, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Peter, we’ll update our blogs as soon as we find out anymore information.
      Best regards,
      Alex



      • Peter Hunt on November 13, 2020 at 3:25 pm

        Thank you 👍



  15. Les kent on October 21, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    HI
    YOU TELL USE THE THE MINT WILL NOT BE PRODUCING ANY MORE £2 COINS FOR 10 YEARS AND NOW YOU SAY WE HAVE 3 NEW £2 COINS FOR 2021, SO WILL THESE 3 COINS BE IN THE NEW 2021 ANNUAL COIN SET OR PUT INTO CIRCULATION ?.
    LES.



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 21, 2020 at 3:46 pm

      Hi Les,

      We have no information regarding coins entering circulation or which coins will be in the 2021 Annual Coin Set. The informationin this blog is just public information available via The Royal Proclamation. As soon as we hear of any news about these coins, we will of course update Change Checkers with the relevant information.

      Best regards,
      Alex



    • Kevan charles Stewart on November 13, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      2p and £2 coins probably issued for the sets and as Bunc examples for collectors and not actually for mass circulation



  16. Janice Pugh on October 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    As a massive David Bowie fan, I can’t wait to get my hands on the £5 coin collection. I have both the Queen and Elton John coins. When the Bowie stamps were issued by Royal Mail, I bought them too. Thanks for the update – cheered me up on a wet and miserable day!



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      Glad to hear our blog cheered you up Janice! We can’t wait to see the Bowie coin too!



  17. K. Stewart on October 21, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Very nice,
    only problem signing up to the subscription service is that you automatically get sent and charged for The Royal mint carded coins (which are more expensive) and you end up getting all the issues (not just the British coins ), you get the Jersey, Guernsey etc. coins as well , which is no good if you only collect the British coins.



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Hi there,

      When you sign up to the Change Checker subscription service (whichever one you choose) you will only receive Change Checker packaged coins, which are the cheapest way to own them. We do not include The Royal Mint BU packs in the subscription.

      Best regards,
      Alex



      • Kevan charles Stewart on November 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm

        I signed up for the subscription service and received E-Mails to say that i was being sent the more expensive Royal Mint packs, so i requested to be removed from the service, and it took 5 times before they stopped sending E-Mails and myself having to E-Mail to stop the deliveries.



      • Alexandra Siddons on November 16, 2020 at 8:14 am

        Hi Kevan,

        I’m sorry to hear you experienced this. As the subscription service is only for Change Checker packaged products, this should not have happened. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I will raise this issue with a member of the relevant team.

        Many apologies,
        Alex



    • Mr Cynwyd Morgan on November 4, 2020 at 12:38 am

      Hello I know you don’t cover bullion silver coins very much, but do you know how I can find out any information of up coming Silver 1oz Britannia releases. I collect these coins and would love to know if any new privy lunar or oriental designs are coming out. Thanks



  18. PETER fitzmaurice on October 21, 2020 at 10:44 am

    please keep me informed on release dates



  19. Peter Embling on October 21, 2020 at 10:28 am

    One day we’re told there will no more £2 coins minted for ten years and then we’re told we have these two announced here for 2021!



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 21, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Peter,

      Whilst we can’t be sure as we’ve had no confirmation, we may see these £2 coins be included in the Annual Set or as collector quality issues. Of course, we’ll update you as soon as we know more.

      Many thanks,
      Alex



      • Tim Hodge on October 22, 2020 at 8:04 am

        It’d be great if the mint released a more adult themed set of coins, the Pan, Pooh, Dinos etc are nice, but obviously aimed at the younger generation, probably to hook them, a 1966 World Cup team set or Formula one cars etc.Cheers. Tim



  20. fastmoggy on October 21, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Will the mint EVER release the 2020 Olympic 50p into circulation or have they all been bought up by companies selling them at a mark up possible pricing out our younger coin collectors?



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 21, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Hi there,

      Unfortunately we’re uncertain if the 2020 Team GB 50p will enter circulation now, as they are not being struck for individual release due to the re-issue next year. Fingers crossed we see the 2021 dated version enter circulation!



  21. Ronald Cashin on October 21, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Nice to see the mint getting back to well designed coins, together with portraits of deserving individuals.
    I am certainly looking forward to collecting them……



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Ronald,

      So glad you’re looking forward to these coins, as are we.

      Best regards,
      Alex