Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p Coins

Celebrate all things quintessentially British with the 26 new 10p coins released into circulation this March. The Royal Mint’s A to Z Silver Proof Coin Series is set to create a collecting storm, with each stunning design featuring a much loved British icon, from the famed English breakfast to the legendary King Arthur. Which will be your favourite?

 

A - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsA is for Angel of the North, the largest UK sculpture, standing at 20 metres tall and welcoming visitors to Gateshead with outstretched, curving wings that are said to give a sense of embrace.

 

 

B - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p Coins

B is for Bond, James Bond. This coin features the unmistakable gun barrel and 007 logo from the nation’s favourite fictional Secret Service Agent and suave character, first brought to the Silver Screen by Sean Connery in 1962.

 

 

C - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsC could only be Cricket, the Great British sporting pastime and the country’s national sport since the 18th century. We don’t like cricket, we love it!

 

 

D - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsD stands for Double Decker Bus, famously recognised world-wide as an icon for London, with many of the city’s buses still remaining red as a symbol for the capital and as a much loved tourist attraction.

 

 

E - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsE brings us to the first mention of Great British food, the irresistible English breakfast, also known as a fry up and featuring much loved classics such as eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and black pudding.

 

 

F - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsF is for Fish and Chips, another food lover’s favourite and British sea-side classic, with the first fish and chip shop opening in the 1860’s, although to this day there is much debate over whether credit is owed to the North or South of Britain for its origin.

 

 

G - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsG stands for Greenwich Meantime, with the Royal Observatory in Greenwich being famous as the home of the historic Prime Meridian of the World, dividing eastern and western hemispheres of the globe.

 

 

H - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsH is none other than the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, perhaps the most recognisable skyline along the River Thames for the past 300 years and meeting place to examine UK Government, laws, taxes and current issues.

 

 

I - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsI takes us to another classic sea-side treat, the Ice Cream Cone. With a multitude of flavours, toppings and types to choose from, everyone enjoys a scoop or two of ice cream on a British summer’s day.

 

 

J - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsJ is for Jubilee and what better excuse could there be to bring the community together and get out the bunting for a Great British street party than to celebrate our much loved monarchs?

 

 

K - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsK stands for the myth of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, fabled fifth century warriors of the Arthurian legend, believing in the code of chivalry and upholding the values of honour, honesty, valour and loyalty.

 

 

L - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsL is another British myth shrouded in mystery, the legend of the aquatic beast known as the Loch Ness Monster or ‘Nessie’ as commonly referred to in Scottish folklore, still yet to be officially discovered.

 

 

M - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsM stands for the humble Mackintosh, an essential item of clothing needed to battle against the Great British weather. Because when it rains, it pours!

 

 

N - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsN is for the NHS, or National Health Service, a hugely ambitious idea initiated in 1948 to bring good healthcare to all and now renowned as one of the best healthcare provisions in the world.

 

 

O - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsO is the mighty Oak tree, a symbol of strength and endurance and the national tree for England and Wales, arguably the most commonly known native British tree found in deciduous woods.

 

 

P - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsP has to be the Great British Post Box, resplendent in red and an iconic image gracing postcards and tourist souvenir shops across the country.

 

 

Q - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsQ is a world renowned Great British value, forming an orderly Queue and waiting in line with good manners and patience. The people of Britain have queuing etiquette down to a fine art.

 

 

R - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsR stands for our beloved Robin redbreast, the UK’s favourite bird that can be seen year round, but most famously at Christmas time when they make a beautiful picture against the frost and snow.

 

 

S - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsS is the prominent prehistoric British monument, Stonehenge, consisting of a ring of stones from our Neolithic ancestors, forming one of the Wonders of the World and a source of both spiritualism and inspiration.

 

 

T - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsT could be none other than the quintessential British cup of Tea, brewed to perfection. The UK has been one of the greatest consumers of tea since the 18th century, with 165 million cups drank daily according to the UK Tea & Infusions Association.

 

 

U - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsU stands for a classic British symbol, the Union Flag, otherwise known as the Union Jack, which was first introduced in 1606 and flown at the main masthead of all English and Scottish ships.

 

 

V - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsV is for Villages, with Britain being known for its quaint communities and setting an ideal for living in a peaceful rural atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

 

 

W - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsW is the World Wide Web, invented by British computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 to open up the internet so that anyone, anywhere could use it, connecting the world with a single ‘universal space’.

 

 

X - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsX Marks the Spot of course! Throughout history, treasure hunters, great explorers and infamous pirates alike have set out to find hidden bounties buried at secret map locations marked with the letter X.

 

 

Y - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsY stands for the Yeoman Warder or ‘Beefeaters’ that nowadays stand ceremonially on guard at the Tower of London and were originally part of the Yeoman Guard, charged to personally protect the monarchs of Tudor times.

 

Z - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p CoinsZ is the final coin in the series and stands for Zebra Crossing, used in the UK and worldwide to give right of way to pedestrians, but perhaps known most famously in the UK for the Abbey Road crossing featured in the iconic Beatles album artwork.

 

Let us know your favourite by commenting below.


If you’re interested…

You can own all of the A-Z 10ps in Silver Proof quality now.

A to Z 10p Silver Proof Coins 1080x1080 4 300x300 - Collect the A-Z of Quintessentially British 10p Coins

Click here to pick your favourites.

  1. Diane taylor on April 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    My order for new a.z 10pence. Came today no 10 pence enclosed will I get it in another parcel

    • Robin Parkes on April 6, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Hi Diane, oh no sorry to hear that, I’ll get someone from Customer Service to contact you about it. Thanks, Robin.

  2. Chris on March 27, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Keep hearing a to z coins are in circulation but not one person I know in se26 has got 1 in change
    chris

  3. David Tarpey on March 22, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Hello, received my order today of my A-Z clooector’s pack and my 10p is not enclosed, bitterly disappointed. What happens now?

    • Robin Parkes on March 26, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Hi David, oh no sorry to hear this! I will get someone from Customer Service to contact you by email. Thanks, Robin.

  4. Phillipa Robbins on March 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I have ordered my 10p folder but I have not received it.

    • Robin Parkes on March 26, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Hi Phillipa, if you give us a call on 0333 0032 777 one of our Customer Service team can look into your account for you. Thanks! Robin.

  5. Josie Kilbane on March 20, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I still think it’s very expensive for a cardboard case with a few plastic innards and to be honest I don’t think it’s worth the amount you are changing for it. Considering I paid post and packing on top of the amount it’s not worth over £8 and l am so fed up with this and your deceitful company that i can’t be bothered to pack it up and send it back but I will make sure I never purchase anything else off your company and l will make sure I will pass the word on.😠

  6. Kirk Garbutt on March 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    HI just received my collection pack but no free 10p ???
    Thanks kirk

    • Robin Parkes on March 21, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Kirk, sorry about that – I will get someone to look into it for you. Thanks, Robin.

  7. Nicola Rowley on March 19, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Completely agree with the previous comments the collectable card is absolutely awful, this was going to be a gift for my grandchildren, it’s not worth more than 50p, so disappointed and haven’t manage to find one single 10 pence piece are you sure they are even in circulation

  8. Josie Kilbane on March 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Furious only got the 1 10p considering the whole collection of 26 is only £2.60 what in heavens name are we charged for because the container is only worth 50p. Not happy at all and I feel i have been conned.😣😠

  9. David on March 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Is the letter on the new 10 pence coins supposed to be in alignment with the queens head on the. Other side?
    I have one with the L offset by about 30 degrees!
    Is this a mis struck coin?

    • Rachel Hooper on March 13, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Hi David. Sounds very interesting! But it’s difficult for us to give you any more information without a picture. Best way to do it is contact our friends at Change Checker on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/changechecker with a pic and they will look into it for you.

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