Happy New Year and Happy New Coins! 2024 Annual Coins

Each year, collectors eagerly anticipate the arrival of The Royal Mint’s Annual Set.

These coins commemorate some of the key anniversaries of the year ahead and it means we get treated to FIVE brand new coin designs!

The 2024 Annual Coin Set is the second to feature King Charles III on the obverse of each of the coins. And excitingly, it follows the release of the UK’s New Coinage in October last year, in which we saw His Majesty feature on all key circulating coin denominations for the first time.

So let’s take a look at the 2024 Annual Coin Set…

2024 Annual Coin Set
2024 Annual Coin Set

RNLI 50p

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, better known as the RNLI, was founded by Sir William Hillary in 1824 and has been saving lives at sea ever since. To mark the 200th anniversary of the charity, the RNLI is now being celebrated on a UK 50p.

2024 RNLI 50p
2024 RNLI 50p

The reverse design incorporates key symbols of the RNLI, with the flag in the centre, surrounded by a life ring and rope. Inscribed on the life rings are the years of the charity 1824-2024 as well as ‘200 years’.

British Olympians and Paralympians 50p

This year, the Olympic Games will take place in Paris, France – exactly 100 years since the city last hosted the games. The Paralympics will also be held in France for the first time, making the games the biggest event ever held in France.

This British Olympians and Paralympians 50p represents TeamGB and ParalympicsGB in their efforts in the games and inspiring the nation through the power of sport.

2024 Olympians and Paralympians 50p
2024 Olympians and Paralympians 50p

On the reverse are 2 geometric athletes in action set against the Union flag. If you look closely, you’ll also see the Eiffel Tower at the bottom, a nod to the city where the games will take place.

Sir Winston Churchill £2

The first of the £2 coins in the Annual Set features one of the most memorable figures in British politics – Winston Churchill, but perhaps not quite how we remember him.

Churchill led Britain to victory during the Second World War, and served as Prime Minster twice, but the design on this UK £2 takes us back to an earlier time, depicting him as a young man during his time in the Cavalry army.

2024 Winston Churchill £2
2024 Winston Churchill £2

This year marks 150 years since the birth of Winston Churchill, and so the years of his life 1874-1965 can be seen either side of his portrait on the coin. You’ll also find the inscription ‘PAVE THE WAY FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM’ around the edge.

National Gallery £2

Also celebrating its 200th anniversary this year is the National Gallery. Originally founded in 1824, the gallery was initially based in financier John Julius Angerstein’s house, until a dedicated building was commissioned to be built in Trafalgar Square in London in 1838.

The gallery now holds over 2,300 paintings by a variety of famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Michelangelo. And the best part, it’s free to the public!

2024 National Gallery £2
2024 National Gallery £2

The iconic gallery building features on this £2 coin along with the inscription ‘200 years of the National Gallery’.

Buckingham Palace £5

One of the most recognisable buildings in the world, Buckingham Palace, has been home to British monarchs since Queen Victoria, and today, acts as His Majesty King Charles III’s administrative headquarters.

Many a state visit and national celebration have taken place at the Palace, most recently The King’s Coronation celebrations and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

2024 Buckingham Palace £5
2024 Buckingham Palace £5

The reverse design of this £5 coin pays tribute to a building with so much history with a beautifully detailed depiction of the front of Buckingham Palace with the Royal Standard flying, encircled by a floral ring.

So there you have it, the 2024 Annual Coin Set – and what an excellent selection of coins from the year to come!

These coins will of course all be individually released later in the year, however considering the popular themes and important anniversaries they celebrate, there’s no doubt they’ll be in high demand with collectors.

Securing the 2024 Annual Set guarantees these brand new coins for your collection, before anyone else has the chance to get them individually.

Your favourite design

We asked you to vote for your favourite design from the 2024 Annual Coin Set, and the results are in…

Secure this year’s Annual Set!

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Each coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and is protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, housed in a display page ready to slot into your Change Checker Album.


  1. John W Collings on January 2, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    Do you have an update (as of, say, Dec 31, 2023) of ALL the UK coins in circulation that I could download? And, following on from that, is it possible to order updated ‘cardboard’ coin backing sheets, as in previous years, so that I can keep the new/latest ones with the rest of my coins in the Change Checker folder that I previously purchased?

    • Kate on January 5, 2024 at 11:05 am

      Hi John, you can find information about which coins enter circulation on our web app. If a coin has a mintage figure it means it entered circulation, however if it doesn’t show that information or shows N/A, it will have been issued as commemorative only. We will be issuing album ID cards for newer coins soon so keep your eye out!
      I hope that helps, Kate

  2. Craig Harley on January 2, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Are the 2024 annual coin sets not going to include the definitive coins this year again? I prefer them all packaged together in one set.

  3. Andy on January 2, 2024 at 12:20 pm

    Will the 50p coins be available individually?

    • Kate on January 2, 2024 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Andy, these coins are currently only available in the Annual Set, however they will be individually released later in the year.
      Kind regards, Kate

    • Lesley Klompenhouwer on January 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      Will change checker be offering the 2024 definitive coins?

      • Kate on January 19, 2024 at 1:28 pm

        Hi Lesley, Change Checker won’t be offering the 2024 Definitive Coins, however you can get the 2023 New UK Coinage set from us or the 2024 full Annual Set from The Westminster Collection.
        I hope that helps