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New diversity 50p launched

Posted on Sat, 17 October 2020 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

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The Royal Mint has unveiled a brand new circulating coin, a 50p celebrating the "diversity which built Britain".  There are, apparently, more designs celebrating diversity and inclusivity set to follow.

The Royal Mint has also been working in partnership with the West India Committee to offer a school programme exploring the diversity that built Britain, and marking Black History Month. The educational pack will be issued to every primary school in England and Wales, and explores stories of significant black figures in British history as well as including a ‘Diversity Built Britain’ 50p.

A second education pack will encourage children to explore their own thoughts and feelings about diversity and to express themselves creatively, with links back to the coinage of Britain. Both education packs are available to download for free from

The ‘Diversity Built Britain’ coin has been designed by The Royal Mint’s Dominique Evans, who boasts a number of high profile designs in her portfolio including the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Queen’s Sapphire coronation, and Jane Austen £2.

To accompany the circulating coin, The Royal Mint will be minting a range of commemorative versions in BU, Silver proof and Gold proof editions.