Portrait of Britain 2018 UK £5 Silver Proof Four-Coin Collection
Grab your bucket and spade! This 2018 Silver Proof coin from The Royal Mint, is here to evoke our nostalgic love of the British seaside town. Only 1,500 of these individually boxed coin sets were struck, making the coin highly collectible. Designers Glyn Davies and Laura Clancy were inspired by the romance of the British coastline. Once upon a time, these seaside towns were flocked to in the summer months for their entertainment, illuminations and the postcard family holiday. Today, seaside resorts have become quirky towns and the source of fond childhood memories. For this four-coin Crown collection, the seaside towns chosen from across the four corners of Great Britain were; Blackpool, Brighton, Southwold and Tenby.
The UK's most popular seaside resort with over 10 million visitors annually, Blackpool, first became fashionable in Victorian England. The Blackpool coin design sees its iconic Tower as the focal point, flocked by seagulls. The famed Tower, Golden Mile illuminations and its comedy strip have earned the northern seaside town its place in British cultural history. The next coin captures Brighton's colourful pier. A trendy town on the south coast, Brighton is popular with eccentric artists and free-thinkers. Constructed during the 19th century, the town's Royal Pavilion is famous for its 'Indian Palace style' architecture. Southwold's flamboyant beach huts panel along its seafront and this coin from The Royal Mint. The seaside resort on the Suffolk coastline also hosts a charming pier and a unique cinema. The final coin in the set pays homage to Tenby's picturesque harbour, a seaside gem in the heart of South Wales.
This limited edition 2018 four-coin collection by Royal Mint designers Glyn Davies and Laura Clancy, celebrates the crème de la crème of British seaside towns. The reverse design selects the traits of four classic resorts, conjuring nostalgia for many collectors with memories of childhood holidays. Each coin's obverse presents the 5th Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark.