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Upcoming Coin Releases

Author: Amy Billington - Commemorative and Bullion Editor

Published: 1 Jun 2021

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2021

Synopsis

Stay up to date with all the upcoming coin releases here! Whilst we can't give away any embargoed information, we can tell you some of the new releases and their possible designs.

2021 Alice in Wonderland Coins

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We're very excited to hear The Royal Mint are adding an Alice in Wonderland coin to their growing collectable coin series! The children's story has been a firm favourite amongst children since it was first published in 1865. Written by Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole. On her journey she meets an assortment of characters, including the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. To date, the book has been translated into 176 languages and has never been out of print!

Design

We're excited to report that there's not one but two of these Royal Mint coins set to be released. One will feature Alice with The Cheshire Cat, and the other with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. According the the Privy Council Notice, the two designs are:

"Alice and the Cheshire Cat sat in a tree accompanied by the inscription 'ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND'"

"Alice and the characters Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the inscription 'THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS'"

Sizes

We can expect to see a 1 oz gold and 1 oz silver coin, as well as 0.25 oz gold, a 0.5 oz silver and a base metal £5 coin. View the full specifications below. 

Denomination Metal Diameter Weight Fineness Actual Metal Weight
£100 Gold 32.69 mm 31.21g 999.9 1 oz
£25 Gold 22 mm 7.8g 999.9 0.25 oz
£2 Silver 38.61 mm 31.21g 999 1 oz
£1 Silver 27 mm 15.71g 999 0.5 oz
£5 Cupro Nickel 38.61 mm 28.28g N/A N/A

2021 Winston Churchill / Franklin Roosevelt Coins

Issued to celebrate the special relationship between the US and the UK, this Royal Mint coin will feature Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.  This is somewhat of an unexpected design, but something we think will appeal to the ever-growing amount of US coin collectors who are interested in British coins. 

1974 Churchill Gold Medallion

Design

The design features Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt against the UK and US flags. The full description of the design is:

"A depiction of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in front of the flags of the United States of America and the United Kingdom accompanied by the inscription 'UNITED STATES - UNITED KINGDOM A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP'”

Sizes

There will be a mixture of sizes produced, with 1 oz and 0.25 oz gold coins, 1 oz silver coins and base metal £5 coins. Interestingly, the record states two different versions of the 1 oz silver coin, with one featuring the text "1OZ FINE SILVER 999". We think this may indicate a bullion edition of the coin will be produced. 

Denomination Metal Diameter Weight Fineness Actual Metal Weight
£100 Gold 32.69 mm 31.21g 999.9 1 oz
£25 Gold 22 mm 7.8g 999.9 0.25 oz
£2 Silver 38.61 mm 31.21g 999 1 oz
£5 Cupro Nickel 38.61 mm 28.28g N/A N/A

2021 "We Will Remember Them" Poppy Coin

Each year The Royal Mint release poppy coins to honour our fallen heroes. This year the coin will feature several poppies with a line from the poem 'For the Fallen' by Robert Laurence Binyon.

"Four poppies accompanied by the inscription 'AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN & IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM'"

Sizes

These £5 coins will be issued in silver piedfort, silver and base metal versions. 

Denomination Metal Diameter Weight Fineness Actual Metal Weight
£5 Silver Piedfort 38.61 mm 56.56g .925 1.682 oz
£5 Silver 38.61 mm 28.28g .925 0.841 oz
£5 Cupro Nickel 38.61 mm 28.28g N/A N/A

More coming soon...

We'll update this page when we get more information, so make sure to keep checking back!

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