Each year, The Royal Mint marks important British anniversaries, events or accomplishments on our coins and today I’m delighted to reveal the UK’s new coin designs for 2021.

What’s more, you have the opportunity today to secure them in a variety of different presentations or specifications – I’m sure there is something for everyone.

Simply read on to discover how you can be one of the first UK collectors to add these coins to your collection… 

FIVE new UK commemorative coins

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The Royal Mint has just announced the five new commemorative coins for 2021, issued to mark a variety of occasions and landmark anniversaries that we’ll see over the coming year:

  • The Queen’s 95th Birthday £5 – marking Her Majesty the Queen’s 95th birthday which she’ll celebrate on 21st April 2021.
  • Sir Walter Scott £2 – celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth and his literary legacy.
  • H. G. Wells £2 – commemorating the life and works of the renowned sci-fi author in the 75th anniversary of his passing.
  • John Logie Baird 50p – marking the 75th anniversary of his passing as well as his ground-breaking contributions to science.
  • Decimal Day 50p – a tribute to the greatest biggest change in British currency in over 1,000 years that took place 50 years ago. 

The five new commemorative coins are accompanied by the eight definitive coins from the 1p to the £2, all newly dated for 2021. The coins in the set feature the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, all except for one… 

Special Decimal Day 50p obverse

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In this landmark year where we celebrate the 50th anniversary of decimalisation, the Decimal Day 50p in the Annual Set has a very special and nostalgic design feature, which is sure to excite collectors. 

You see, this coin – the only one in the set – features the Arnold Machin effigy on its obverse. This is the second effigy of the Queen to feature on UK coinage, and was introduced specially for the first decimal coins – it’s a fitting tribute to decimalisation! 

Significantly, the only way you can own this special coin is by owning the complete Annual Set – you won’t find it anywhere else.

UK 2021 Annual Coin Set BU Pack

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To give as many collectors as possible the chance to own these highly sought-after coins, The Royal Mint has issued them in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is coveted by collectors as it means each coin is free from any marks you would find on circulated coins.

In this BU Pack you’ll find the five brand new commemorative coins alongside the eight definitive coins from the 1p to the £2, all newly dated for 2021.

Each one is protectively encapsulated in its attractive original packaging from The Royal Mint to preserve its quality for generations to come. What’s more, you can secure this BU Pack for The Royal Mint’s official issue price of just £55 (+p&p). Click here to find out more >>

This set of coins is also available as a CERTIFIED BU Commemorative Coin Set for £40 (+p&p). Click here to find out more >>

UK 2021 Annual Collector Proof Coin Set

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Whilst being struck from base metal, the coins in this set have been struck to a stunning superior Proof finish. This set also includes the five new commemorative coins alongside the eight definitive coins from the 1p to the £2, all newly dated for 2021.

Just 7,000 sets have been released worldwide in this limited edition presentation – that’s under half the edition limit of previous issues that have completely sold out. So, it’s expected this set will be extremely sought-after.

You can order the UK 2021 Annual Collector Proof Coin Set here with a down payment of just £31 (+p&p) followed by 4 further interest-free instalments – that’s the Royal Mint issue price. Click here to find out more >>

UK 2021 DateStamp™ Specimen Set

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The most limited way to own the five new 2021 commemorative coins is by securing the UK 2021 DateStamp™ Specimen Set. In fact, JUST 995 collectors worldwide can own this unique set.

What truly sets the 2021 Specimen Year Set apart from all other 2021 Annual Sets is the fact that it is forever set in time by the official Royal Mail postmark that marks the coins’ first day of release – 1st January 2021.

Each coin is struck to the highly desirable Brilliant Uncirculated quality, and come individually presented in tamper-proof capsules. What’s more, each set has a unique serial number, confirming its place in the tiny edition limit, and you can even register your set online to guarantee its provenance!

This annual set has a track record of completely selling out within a matter of days, so if you want to secure a set for yourself you’ll need to be quick. You can reserve yours with a deposit of just £22. Click here to find out more >>

4 Comments

  1. John shaw on February 2, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    When can l get a 50p john logie bird.

    • Adam Turnbull on February 3, 2021 at 10:06 am

      Hi John, the individual release date is yet to be confirmed by the Royal Mint. But it will definitely be released this year. The only way to own it at the moment is as part of the annual set 🙂

  2. MR Dutchman on January 12, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Hello

    Could you tell me when the sliver proof UK 2021 Annual Collector set will be available

    Thank you

    • Adam Turnbull on January 14, 2021 at 11:26 am

      Hello, I’m afraid we do not stock the 2021 Silver Proof Annual Set, however we do have a wide range of other specifications available – including the 2021 Annual Collector Proof set, which is a personal favorite of mine as it has the same impressive proof finish as precious metal coins 🙂 You can view our range of 2021 Annual Sets here: https://www.westminstercollection.com/lp2021/uk-2021-annual-coins-set-range-page.aspx

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