Celebrating 60 years of iconic rock band The Rolling Stones, The Royal Mint have issued a UK £5 coin!
The design sees the band in concert, with their name above them and dates ‘62-‘22 at the bottom, representing the anniversary. You’ll also spot Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Music Legends £5 coin series
This new issue continues the Music Legends £5 series, which has seen music favourites star on UK coins:
- Elton John
- David Bowie
- The Who
Are these popular coins missing from your collection? Explore the Music Legends range here >>
60 years of incredible tours
The Rolling Stones have played some incredible tours over the last 60 years, with their most recent in 2022!
And, just last year, they became the highest earning live act of 2021, as announced by Rolling Stone magazine. I’d love to know in the comments if you’ve been lucky enough to experience the rock band live!
And, with fans all around the world, this coin is sure to be a popular addition to the Music Legends coin series. You can get your hands on one by visiting our shop >>
Their global reach is undeniable, but The Rolling Stones have even made it into space!
November 2018 saw NASA name a rock on Mars after the rock ‘n’ roll band, with Robert Downey Jr. making the announcement at a show.
The Rolling Stones Memorabilia
Although it’s not all space rocks, The Rolling Stones memorabilia is highly sought-after. In 2012, band member Ronnie Wood’s 1955 Fender Stratocaster sold for a whopping $60,800.
Meanwhile, a cardboard cut-out of a guitar, gifted by fellow member Keith Richards, sold for $6,875!
If their cardboard memorabilia can go for nearly $7,000, can you imagine how popular a Rolling Stones UK £5 coin could be?
The iconic UK definitive bi-metallic £2 has just been re-issued by The Royal Mint, celebrating 25 years since it first entered circulation!
This brand new coin follows the design of the first definitive £2, the Technology £2. But eagle-eyed collectors will spot some very special features on this new issue…
25 years of our bi-metallic £2 celebrated with a new lenticular feature
In the centre of the original Technology £2, you’ll see the central lenticular area transform from four separate scrolls into eight intertwined scrolls, representing the Iron Age.
But, instead of eight scrolls, this re-issued bi-metallic £2 reveals the number ‘25’ when tilted – a clever way of celebrating the anniversary!
Last QEII Commemorative Bi-Metallic £2
The 25th anniversary of the £2 coin is confirmed to be the last UK commemorative bi-metallic £2 coin which features an effigy of Her Late Majesty.
This is sure to make this coin even more sought-after, as collectors rush to find the last UK coins with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on them.
As well as the unique lenticular feature, this brand new £2 also features a special dual-date.
Featuring the original 1997 date on the reverse, and the 2022 date on the obverse, this coin becomes one of just a handful of UK coins to have a dual-date on its design.
Special Privy Mark
The obverse not only features Jody Clark’s QEII portrait, but also includes a special privy mark in the form of the central Iron Age circle.
Sell out history
Plus, this year has already seen £2 coin SELL OUTS. On the day the 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup £2 launched, limited edition specifications SOLD OUT within mere hours!
The favourite UK £2 coin – voted by you!
Earlier this year, we asked Change Checkers which bi-metallic £2 design was their favourite. Can you guess which one came out on top? Find out here >>
The Scarcest Bi-metallic £2 coins
Plenty of popular bi-metallic £2 coin designs have gone into circulation since 1997, but the most scarce £2 coin is the 2002 Commonwealth Games NI £2.
With a mintage figure of just 485,500, this coin is particularly hard to spot in your change. Find out more about this coin here >>
You may also spot £2 ‘errors’ in your change too, although these are very rare. They can occur when striking the bi-metallic coins, which has a very specific process. If you’d like to learn more about error and mis-strike coins, click here >>
The re-issued bi-metallic £2 coin is sure to be a hit with collectors. What is your favourite £2 from the last 25 years?
Marking 100 years since the incredible discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, The Royal Mint have issued a brand-new UK £5!
Laura Clancy’s striking portrait of Tutankhamun’s gold mask is spectacular on this highly detailed coin, complete with his royal headdress.
Collectors and historians alike are sure to be impressed by this design, as this iconic Egyptian discovery is marked on a UK coin!
In 1922, British Egyptologist Howard Carter dared to explore a neglected stairway within the Valley of the Kings. And, as the world would later learn, one of his biggest discoveries lay at the bottom. Can you just imagine the excitement Carter and his team felt at the time?
The burial chamber of Tutankhamun had been untouched for over 3000 years, until the door was opened in February 1923. Ever since this historic discovery, the world has been intrigued by artefacts found in the tomb.
So, I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s only fitting that this Egyptian discovery is marked on a UK £5 coin by The Royal Mint!
Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Portrait
The 2022 UK Tutankhamun £5 is one of the last UK coins featuring Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait. Find out more what happens to UK coinage now on our blog >>
As demand for coins with Her Majesty’s portrait has surged since the news of her passing, I’m anticipating this coin to be highly sought-after.
So, make sure you secure your 2022 UK Discovery of Tutankhamun CERTIFIED BU £5 today by heading to our Change Checker shop!