Historic Egyptian discovery commemorated on BRAND NEW UK £5 coin!

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!

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The Discovery

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!

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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.

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UK 50p issued marking the 100th anniversary of the BBC

The BBC has broadcasted some of the world’s most exciting highs over the past 100 years but has also had the hard task of delivering some of the biggest lows.

And to mark this centenary milestone, The Royal Mint have issued a UK 50p with a design that symbolises the BBC’s global impact.

2022 UK 100th Anniversary of the BBC 50p

2022 100 Years of BBC 50p
2022 100 Years of BBC 50p

This coin has been developed in partnership with the BBC and designed by Henry Gray, resulting in a fantastic tribute to the Broadcasting Corporation.

Struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, this coin is the perfect way to mark 100 years of broadcasting.

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Radio and television have revolutionised our everyday, providing us with important news and endless entertainment.

Last year we saw John Logie Baird, ‘The Father of the Television’, celebrated on a UK 50p coin – and quite rightly so, because where would we be without our TVs?

2021 John Logie Baird 50p. Showing a television mast and concentric circles depicting electronic waves. With the inscription: 'John Logie Baird Television Pioneer - 1888 1946'.
Queen Elizabeth II's portrait features on the obverse.
2021 John Logie Baird 50p.

The design features key milestones from Baird’s life, presented between lines of transmission.

But this isn’t the first coin to showcase a design with waves of transmission. The Royal Mint marked the 100th anniversary of wireless transmission in 2001 with a UK £2, pictured below.

2001 Wireless Transmission £2 coin reverse design.
2001 Wireless Transmission £2.

In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian physicist, succeeded in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean.

The message – simply containing the Morse code signal for the letter ‘s’ – travelled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland in Canada and won him worldwide fame and a Nobel Prize in physics in 1909.

Both coins have been popular with collectors, suggesting this new 2022 UK 100th Anniversary of our BBC CERTIFIED BU 50p may reach the same levels of demand.

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The FIRST Coins of King Charles III – revealed today…

The Royal Mint has JUST been confirmed that a brand-new range of coins is set to be issued on Monday 3rd October at 9am, commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s life and reign.

King Charles III 50p obverse/reverse. With text: 'Announcing The New Coin Portrait of His Majesty King Charles III'
2022 UK King Charles III 50p obverse/reverse.

And in particularly interesting news for Change Checkers, the coins will feature the brand-new portrait of King Charles III for the very first time.

The King’s effigy has been created by renowned British sculptor Martin Jennings, and has been personally approved by His Majesty. 

In keeping with tradition, The King’s portrait faces to the left, the opposite direction to Queen Elizabeth II.

As well as the new Royal 50p, a new £5 coin will also be available in the range, as shown below.

2022 UK Charles III £5 obverse/reverse
2022 UK Charles III £5 obverse and reverse designs.

The 50p will also enter circulation in the coming months and will also be available alongside the £5 coin in a range of denominations and specifications. Register your interest below.

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