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New Coin designs - out soon!

Posted on Wed, 12 March 2008 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

At last we've been told of the date that the new UK coin designs will be launched! We can't divulge it just yet but have been given the following statement from the Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is very excited by the new designs and we are looking forward to launching them in Spring 2008. The new designs take a traditional theme that reflects the nation’s rich heritage, including our historic national and heraldic emblems, and treats it in an innovative and contemporary way.

No further details about the specific designs are being released until the launch.

There are no plans to remove the existing Britannia design 50p coins from circulation - of which there are an estimated 806 million pieces. The Britannia design has a long association with coinage and will continue to feature on the United Kingdom’s coinage for many years to come. It and other traditional designs will also appear on new coins to be issued in the future

We'll let you know more as soon as we can!