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Following the Royal Proclamation on the 8th November, The Royal Mint have now confirmed there will be a Music Legends coin series!

It’s safe to assume Queen will be part of this series, but who else would you like to see on a Music Legends coin? Let us know in the comments below and sign up for updates at the bottom of the blog!


As of the Royal Proclamations issued on 8th November 2019, a very exciting United Kingdom £5 coin has been confirmed for 2020.

The reverse design is said to feature ‘a keyboard, drum, bass and electric guitar accompanied by a microphone and the inscription “QUEEN”‘.

This is the first time a band has been commemorated on a UK coin which makes this announcement particularly exciting.

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Last year’s incredibly popular Snowman 50p coin is set to be followed up by a brand new coin for 2019!

According to the Royal Proclamation, published on the 10th October, there will be a new coin to feature:

A figure of the Snowman and the boy from the book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

It’s expected the coin will be issued later this year with commemorative collector’s editions available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver and Gold being made available.

History of The Snowman coins

The UK’s first Snowman 50p was released in 2018 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raymond Brigg’s much loved Christmas tale, The Snowman.

2018 The Snowman 50p

As the very first Christmas themed 50p to be released in the UK, this coin took the nation by storm and has become a firm favourite amongst collectors (myself included!).

But the 2018 Snowman 50p wasn’t actually the first coin to feature The Snowman… He’s also featured on a number 50p coins from the Isle of Man – now listed for as much £40 on eBay.

The Snowman 50p Coin - what we know so far...

The next 50p collecting craze?

Although all the details have not been released yet and the actual designs are still top secret, it seems likely that the second Snowman 50p coin will be as popular with the British public as Peter Rabbit and friends have proved over the last three years.

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Everybody knows the moon is made of cheese, but did you know that a brand new Wallace and Gromit coin is coming to the UK soon?

The Royal Proclamation on the 11th October 2019 revealed that the new coin will be a 50p – the UK’s most collected coin!

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