We know how much you love a new coin design so earlier this month we asked you to vote for your favourite 2017 release.
This turned into a hotly contested 3 horse race between the Jane Austen £2, the Sir Isaac Newton 50p and the WWI Aviation £2 coin. But there could only be one winner and the coin you chose was…
THE SIR ISAAC NEWTON 50p!
Sir Isaac Newton is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. He changed our understanding of mathematics and physics, redefined the way we see the world and shaped the security of our currency in his role as Master of the Mint. Designed by Aaron West, this 50p coin has been issued to commemorate the achievements of Sir Isaac Newton and remembers the legacy he left.
In total there were over 900 votes with only 29 votes separating the top 3:
The Sir Isaac Newton 50p coin is due for individual release later this year, so make sure you sign up to receive updates on its availability.
As part of the Great One Pound Coin Race, we want to find out Britain’s ultimate favourite £1 coin.
Over the last couple of months we’ve been asking Change Checkers to vote for their favourite UK, Scottish, Northern Irish, Welsh and English £1 coin designs.
Now this is the last poll left to vote in until we find out which £1 coin is Britain’s all-time favourite design.
Please vote for your favourite £1 coin from the finalists in the below poll:
The results are in and I can now reveal your top 3 coin designs of 2016!
3rd place – The Last ‘Round’ Pound Coin
2nd Place – The Peter Rabbit 50p
And the winner….
1st Place – The Great Fire of London £2 Coin
Thanks for all your votes! The Great Fire of London £2 was designed by Royal Mint engraver Aaron West and really captures the devastating moments that changed London forever.
Now it’s time to look forward to the new issues for 2017. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Change Checkers!