2021 Annual Set : UK Brilliant Uncirculated Definitive Coin Collection
This Brilliant Uncirculated coin set presents the eight defining coins of the year. The collection features the circulating coins of 2021; the £2 Britannia design by Antony Dufort, a £1 coin designed by David Pearce, and the familiar 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p designed by Matthew Dent in 2008. The obverse of the 8 coins in this set from The Royal Mint present the 5th Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Jody Clark.
The Defining Coins in Detail
- The £2 coin is a design by Antony Dufort and portrays a modern 2015 depiction of Britannia, recasted for a new era. The Roman goddess Britannia, with her shield, trident and centurion helmet, first appeared on the coins of Emperor Hadrian over 2,000 years ago. She was brought back into coinage in 1672 and appeared on all UK coins until 2008. Over time, Britannia has become a mark of the quality of British minting around the world. She is also a source of national pride and a rallying-point in a crisis.
- The £1 coin in this collection presents a 'tails' design by David Pearce, which has been in circulation since 2017. Pearce was just a teenager when he submitted the design in a Royal Mint competition. The design features; a rose, a thistle, a leek and a shamrock. Together, the images represent the national symbols of the UK's four constituent countries.
- The 50p (non-commemorative), 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p in this 8-coin set host the 2008 reverse design by Matthew Dent. When pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle, the coins unite to present the Shield of the Royal Arms.
The obverse of these coins host the 5th Portrait of HM The Queen, a 2015 design by sculptor Jody Clark.
The year 2021
Beyond the walls of The Royal Mint, the year 2021 is predicted to; host a plethora of 2020's cancelled events including the Olympic Games and Eurovision, to see Joe Biden inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States as many general elections take place across the globe, witness the second-shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century in May, and the world taking up “space race” missions alongside carbon-neutral pledges. This Royal Mint 2021 collection marks an extraordinary year for coinage and current affairs. This 8-coin annual set features commemorative coins released in this limited edition presentation for 2021.
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