We’ve been keeping our eyes on the latest Royal Proclamations and there’s some very exciting coins on the horizon for 2022!
I’m sure you’re just as pleased as I am to hear which themes we can expect for these coins, so read on to find out more…
100th Anniversary of the BBC 50p
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was formed on 18 October 1922 by a group of leading wireless manufacturers including Guglielmo Marconi.
Since establishment, the BBC has been shaped by some of the UK’s biggest innovators, from Marconi, to John Logie Baird. Baird used BBC frequencies to broadcast some of his first experimental television broadcasts from studios near Covent Garden in London.
The BBC is highly regarded for its award-winning creative output, trusted and impartial news services and innovative use of technology.
To commemorate the centenary of the BBC, The Royal Mint have confirmed that they will be issuing a brand new 50p in 2022, which has definitely got Change Checker excited!
As of the Royal Proclamation, on 16th December 2021, the design is said to feature a globe with transmitter waves accompanied by the inscription “1922-2022 100 YEARS OF OUR BBC INFORM EDUCATE ENTERTAIN”.
50th Anniversary of Pride 50p
Pride is an annual global event which is celebrated every June. From parades and concerts, to workshops and exhibitions, the events of Pride month enable LGBTQ+ people and allies to celebrate their genders and sexualities, discuss LGBTQ+ history, and advocate for further change.
Since the start of the modern LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the 1970s, hundreds of independent Pride events have sprung up in cities worldwide, each distinctly local and generally tied in some way to the foundational Stonewall Riots in June.
The increased visibility and activism of LGBT individuals back in the 1970s helped the Pride movement make progress on multiple fronts.
In 2022, to celebrate over 50 years of Pride, the latest royal proclamation has confirmed a brand new 50p is set to be issued, with a design depicting elements of the Pride flag, accompanied with the inscription, “PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY”.
50p Commemorating Life of Alan Turing
Alan Turing was most famously known for accelerating Allied efforts to read German Naval messages enciphered with the Enigma machine.
His work is said to have been key to shortening World War Two and saving millions of lives.
In addition to his work during World War Two, Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers, first at the National Physical Laboratory and later at the University of Manchester.
In 2013, he was given a posthumous royal pardon for his 1952 conviction for gross indecency.
To commemorate his life and achievements, a brand new 50p is set to be issued, depicting a cogwheel accompanied by the inscription “ALAN TURING” set against a background of letters.
2022 Winnie the Pooh 50ps
In 2020, The Royal Mint confirmed a brand new 9-coin series of 50ps celebrating 95 years of fun-filled adventure, each featuring a different inhabitant of Hundred Acre Wood.
The Winnie the Pooh 50p series continues in 2022, with the final three coins in the series being confirmed in the latest Royal Proclamation.
We can expect the final coins to depict designs of the following characters from A. A. Milne’s classic tale:
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends
- Kanga and Roo
These are some of the most famous characters from the story and we’re sure collectors will be racing to get their hands on these coins as soon as they’re issued!
The £2 Turns 25
It’s incredible to think that the bi-metallic £2 coin turns 25 in 2022! To celebrate a number of incredible issues are set to be released, including some of our favourites, all unified by the inscription, “CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE £2”.
The coins include:
- Brunel £2
- Florence Nightingale £2
- Robert Burns £2
- Charles Darwin £2
- DNA £2
- Wireless Transmission £2
- 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two £2
- Charles Dickens £2
- First World War (Navy) £2
- First World War (Kitchener) £2
- First World War aircraft £2
- Jane Austen £2
- Frankenstein £2
- D-Day 75th Anniversary £2
HRH Prince William’s 40th Birthday £5
The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) is the second in line to the throne and the elder son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.
In 2022, His Royal Highness will celebrate his 40th birthday and to mark the occasion, The Royal Mint are set to issue a brand new £5 coin.
The £5 coin, which is traditionally reserved for the UK’s most significant royal and historical anniversaries, is said to feature a portrait of the Duke of Cambridge.
120 Years of Peter Rabbit £5
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was first published in 1902 and since then the iconic rabbit in a blue jacket has gone on to win the hearts of millions of families around the world.
2022 marks 120 years since Peter Rabbit’s very first appearance and to commemorate the anniversary, The Royal Mint will issue a brand new £5 coin.
Featuring a depiction of the children’s character and the inscription “120 YEARS” and “THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT”, we’re sure this £5 coin will be a huge hit with collectors!
We’re certainly excited for these coins to be issued in 2022! Which coins are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.
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“What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood?” – Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter stories span across generations, with each and every one of us having fond childhood memories of these wonderful characters.
Get ready to journey back to childhood as Change Checker is foot-thumpingly excited to reveal that the UK’s FIRST-EVER Peter Rabbit™ £5 coin is available to add to your collections!
Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic tales that have enchanted readers of all generations for more than 100 years, this brand new release is set to be incredibly popular amongst Beatrix Potter fans and collectors alike.
The reverse design by Ffion Gwillim perfectly captures a heart-warming scene from the original, much-loved Beatrix Potter stories.
Since 2016, Peter Rabbit has encouraged a whole new generation to start collecting – featuring on not just one, but FIVE 50p coins in the Beatrix Potter series. And now the tale continues as Potter’s most famous character makes his debut appearance on a UK £5 coin.
Join us in this blog, as we journey down the cosy burrow of the Beatrix Potter series and explore the tale of the sought-after 50ps…
A Woman Ahead of Her Time
Beatrix Potter truly was a woman ahead of her time. Not only was she an accomplished children’s author and illustrator, she was a passionate and knowledgeable farmer and conservationist – long before it became popular.
Potter was always encouraged to draw, and she spent many hours of her childhood making intricate sketches of animals and plants, revealing an early fascination for the natural world that would continue throughout her life.
However, it’s fair to say her enchanting tales of countryside characters, including Peter Rabbit and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle skyrocketed her to stardom. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published in 1902 and it instantly became a best-seller!
The Series That Inspired a New Generation
It was in 2016 that Peter Rabbit escaped from Mr. McGregor’s garden and made his first debut on United Kingdom coinage.
Issued to celebrate 150 years since the birth of renowned Children’s author, Beatrix Potter, this 50p changed coin collecting forever.
This series of coins continued into 2017, 2018 and 2019. Fifteen Beatrix Potter coins have now been issued since 2016, each featuring one of Potter’s delightful characters, from Flopsy Bunny to Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
Peter Rabbit is the only character to feature more than once in the Beatrix Potter 50p series, with no less than 5 coins issued to celebrated the nation’s favourite little rabbit.
In 2020, The Royal Mint confirmed that Peter Rabbit’s 50p tale had sadly come to an end with the issue of a brand new coin.
This means there are fifteen Beatrix Potter 50p coins to collect and now we’re delighted to see a brand new £5 coin has been added to the mix.
With Peter Rabbit proving to be one of the UK’s most popular characters to ever feature on UK coins, this new release is set to prove incredibly sought-after amongst Beatrix Potter fans and collectors alike.
Will you be securing this brand new £5 coin for your collection? Let us know in the comments below!
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