The 2024 United Kingdom Annual Coin Sets

Author: Connor Campbell - Bullion & Economics Editor

Published: 4 Jan 2024

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2024


Collect the 2024 annual coin sets, a new commemorative release from The Royal Mint. Pre-order now and choose from three options: silver proof, base metal BU annual, and base metal BU definitive. 

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The First Complete King Charles III Annual Coin Set

To celebrate the new year, The Royal Mint has released the 2024 annual coin sets, marking the first complete annual coin sets issued under the reign of King Charles III. The theme selected by The Royal Mint for these annual sets highlights iconic figures and places from British history, while also featuring the eight definitive coins of 2024. These coins showcase the diverse flora and fauna of the United Kingdom, reflecting King Charles III's personal dedication to nature and environmental conservation.

Furthermore, the definitive coins, which were introduced in 2023, constituted the first official sets issued during King Charles III's reign. At Chards, we currently have the 2023 definitive annual base metal BU sets available on special offer. When you purchase 2 sets together, you will receive free UK delivery, while stocks last.

The 2024 UK Annual Coin Sets

At Chards, we will have three of The Royal Mint's 2024 annual sets available on pre-order: the silver proof set, the base metal BU annual set, and the base metal BU definitive set. The chosen sets offer either 13 coins, which include both the eight 2024 definitive coins and five new commemorative coins, or an eight-coin set featuring only the definitive coins.

Silver Proof Annual - 13 Coin Set

The Silver Proof Annual Set is an anticipated collector's coin set, featuring a limited mintage of only 500 sets. Each set is presented in a Royal Mint presentation box and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity for added assurance. This set comprises the 8-coin definitive collection, complemented by five new commemorative coins, all struck in 925 sterling silver to achieve a proof standard of quality. Only 500 of these sets will be issued. 

Base Metal BU Annual - 13 Coin Set

This annual set, like the Silver Proof Annual Coin Set, comprises all 13 coins. However, these coins are standard base metal coins in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, which means they are in better condition than typical 'normal' coins but not as pristine as proof-condition coins. Collectors can expect this annual set to be presented inside a presentation folder, ensuring the safekeeping of their coins.

Base Metal BU Definitive - 8 Coin Set

Thirdly, we offer the 2024 Annual Base Metal BU Definitive Set, comprising of the eight definitive coins issued in 2024. This set does not include the five new commemorative coins available in other 2024 annual coin sets. Similar to the Base Metal BU Annual - 13 Coin Set, this annual set is also presented inside a presentation folder.

What Are the Five New Commemorative Designs?

In the 2024 annual - 13 coin sets, The Royal Mint's team of engravers opted to depict iconic figures and places from British history in the new five UK commemorative designs.

Here's a breakdown of the designs for each coin:

  • £5 - Buckingham Palace
  • £2 - Sir Winston Churchill
  • £2 - The National Gallery
  • 50p - 200 Years of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • 50p - Team GB & Paralympics GB - 2024 Paris (Summer Olympics)

The Eight Definitive Coins Of 2024

The definitive coins showcase distinctive engravings created by a selection of highly skilled British Royal Mint engravers. These engravings depict various animals, including some that are endangered, as well as plants originating from all four nations of the United Kingdom, all with deep ties to the country.

Here's a breakdown of the designs for each coin:

  • £2 - Floral Emblems
  • £1 - Honeybee
  • 50p - Atlantic Salmon
  • 20p - Puffin Bird
  • 10p - Capercaillie
  • 5p - Oak Tree Leaf
  • 2p - Red Squirrel
  • 1 Penny - Dormouse

Secure Your 2024 Annual Coin Sets

Some of these sets have a limited mintage. To avoid disappointment, collectors should take swift action to pre-order the 2024 annual sets, which are in high demand and selling quickly, to ensure they secure them for their collection.

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