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
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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?
Where would we be today without our phones? From the latest smartphone all the way to the very first harmonic telegraph, these devices shape the way we communicate and connect with one another.
It’s thanks to Alexander Graham Bell and his ingenious innovation that we’re able to enjoy this technology today. So, what better tribute could there be than to celebrate his life and legacy with a new UK £2?
The 2022 UK Alexander Graham Bell £2 was originally issued in the 2022 Annual Coin Set, and earlier this year, it was voted as the favourite design from the set by Change Checkers!
Plus, the design hides a secret phrase… can you spot it?
Across the highly detailed buttons, you can see letters that spell out: ‘Pioneer of the Telephone’. What a fantastic way to show that Bell was, truly, the Pioneer of the Telephone!
This innovative feature will surely be a hit with collectors, as it follows the excitement of the secret messages within the Alan Turing 50p, released just last month!
And, these aren’t the first scientific innovators to appear on UK coins. In fact, the first 50p in the UK’s Innovation in Science series celebrated Stephen Hawking – making him one of ONLY three people to be celebrated on a UK coin within a year of passing!
The Stephen Hawking 50p was so popular that it sold out of ALL precious metal specifications on launch day — this, in turn, then drove a high demand for the BU issue.
With this latest UK science coin release, now’s the time to call your friends and share the news, as this new £2 really must not be missed!
After a review of the United Kingdom coinage in 1994, it emerged that there was a requirement for a £2 coin to enter general circulation.
After extensive consultation, it was decided this would be a bi-colour coin, making it easily distinguishable from the other coins in circulation.
Originally, the intention was to issue the £2 coin in November 1997. However, concerns emerged from the vending industry over their size. The £2 coin was eventually launched on 15 June 1998, with millions of the coin released into circulation.
Since then we’ve seen over 35 different designs enter circulation!
And in 2022, the bi-metallic £2 coin celebrates its 25th birthday!
£2 coin vote – winning design revealed!
We asked you to vote for your favourite bi-metallic £2 coin design and the results are in!
Our winning coin design is the Great Fire of London £2, taking an impressive 17% of all votes! This coin was issued in 2016 to mark the 350th anniversary of one of the most well-known disasters to hit London.
However, three years after this coin was issued into circulation, it was revealed that its mintage figure was mistakenly listed and the coin is in fact rarer than once thought…
The previous figure of 5,135,000 meant this coin was fairly common but the updated figure of 1,625,000, makes this coin one of the rarest £2 coins in circulation!
Did your favourite coin design make the top 5? Let us know in the comments below!