England’s Lionesses Celebrated on the NEW Pride of England UK £5 

2023 sees the return of one of the most captivating and empowering sporting events in the world. And to celebrate England’s incredible team of Lionesses, The Royal Mint have struck a brand new UK £5 coin.

2023 Pride of England £5
2023 Pride of England £5

The Lionesses’ journey so far

Since their first international match in 1972, the England women’s football team has gone from strength to strength.  

The rising popularity of women’s football reached new heights in 2022 when England became European Champions. The dynamic squad, including the likes of Beth Mead, Fran Kirby and Ella Toone, took home the trophy after their unforgettable win against Germany.  

2022 Women's Euro 2022 winners
2022 Women’s Euro 2022 winners
Credit: BBC News

This year, the Lionesses embark on their biggest competition to date, and to commemorate the event, the Pride of England £5 has been struck. 

Three lions on the coin…

The 2023 UK Pride of England £5 proudly celebrates the team and their successes with a design by sculptor Norman Sillman. Three emblematic lions can be seen on the reverse design, representing the nation’s heraldic history. 

2023 Pride of England £5
2023 Pride of England £5

The design may look familiar, and that’s because these heraldic lions also appeared on UK £1 coins in 1997. In fact, they date back to Richard the Lionheart who used three golden lions on a scarlet background as a powerful symbol of the English throne.  

A must have for football fans

Demand for this coin is sure to be huge, as it not only appeals to coin collectors, but will also be highly sought after by British sport enthusiasts and football fans. The 2023 UK Pride of England £5 is the perfect keepsake for those who appreciate the rich history and cultural impact of women’s football.   

A history of football coins

2022 UK FA Cup £2

The FA Cup £2 was issued to mark 150 years of the FA Cup. The reverse design by Matt Dent and Christian Davies featured the famed FA Cup trophy, representing one of the greatest football knockout tournaments in the world.

This coin proved incredibly popular with collectors, with the limited edition specifications selling out at The Royal Mint within just hours of release. 

2022 FA Cup £2
2022 FA Cup £2

2011 Olympic Football 50p

2011 Olympic Football 50p
2011 Olympic Football 50p

Released as part of the Royal Mint’s 2012 Olympic 50p series, this coin was dedicated to football.

It was possibly the most publicised Olympic 50p, as it features the hotly debated offside rule in the form of a simple diagram. Designer Neil Wolfson chose the image to represent the sport and provoke discussion.  

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  1. Mike colfer on June 8, 2023 at 8:48 am

    Agree way to many coins being issued, and not going in to circulation, have had to cancel subscription for new coins, gutted, love the 5 pound coins got most, not paying between £16 and £33 for a five pound with p/p,

    • Rachel on June 8, 2023 at 9:00 am

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  2. Alan Coverdale on June 7, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    I shop a lot less with cash now because coins in cuculation are as rear as Kew gardens. Theve slowly killing it off

  3. H. Peacock on June 7, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Coin collecting is becoming like stamps, unaffordable to the majority, so many nfc coins it’s getting a bit ridiculous.

  4. Dave Spiller on June 6, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Yes I would agree, Too many coins get issued and never even enter general circulation ! Which in turn only pushes up the price .

  5. Clifford williams on June 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

    I agree with last comment. I have never seen one ten piece coin in my change

  6. Peter Embling on June 6, 2023 at 10:15 am

    I want to see commemorative coins in my change, in my pocket, out in the wild. A coin is something designed for the purpose to be used in exchange for goods or services. If this is not the prime intention of a £2 piece or 50pence piece, then it is not a coin.

    • Carol Fox on June 6, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      I agree there the phone has been taken out of coin collecting used to be fun, finding them in your change