Quiz time! Do you know how many Lighthouses are in the UK and Channel Islands?

Did you know that on the jagged coast of the UK and the Channel Islands there are an estimated 251 Lighthouses? Each tower and the people who have lived and worked in them over the centuries have kept an untold number of ships and sailors safe.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Stevenson — the man who constructed some of the most important and iconic lighthouses in the British Isles.

Not only did he build lighthouses, but he also improved upon their design by inventing intermittent and flashing warning lights, undoubtedly saving the lives of many as the lights helped warn sailors of dangerous areas and guided them to safety.

To celebrate the amazing work of Robert Stevenson, a brand-new collection of Jersey £2 coins have been issued. These £2 coins have been beautifully designed by artist Tabitha Mary, and each features the image of an iconic lighthouse from around the UK and the British Isles.

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Continue reading to find out more about each of the iconic UK and British Isles lighthouses featured on this BRAND NEW set of coins…

Take a closer look at our set of Lighthouse £2 Coins below!

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Bell Rock Lighthouse

The Bell Rock Lighthouse is situated off the Angus Coast in Scotland.

Designed by Robert Stevenson, it’s the world’s oldest working sea-washed lighthouse, established in 1811.

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St. John’s Point Lighthouse

St. John’s Point is one of 65 active lighthouses on the Irish Coast and is a well-known beacon in the northeastern Irish Sea.

Built in 1844, it’s the tallest lighthouse in Ireland, standing over 40 meters tall.

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Trwyn Du Lighthouse

Situated in Wales, Trywn Du is also known as Penmon Lighthouse and marks the channel between Puffin Island and Penmon Point.

In 1996 the lighthouse was converted to run on solar power.

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Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Bill is a functioning lighthouse on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.

Its distinctive red and white tower first shone its famous four flashes of light every twenty seconds on 11th January 1906 and has a range of 25 nautical miles.

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La Corbière Lighthouse

La Corbière lighthouse is a historic structure which was first lit in 1874.

It’s one of the most significant monuments in Jersey and is located at the extreme southwestern point of the Bailiwick of Jersey. It is flanked by rocks and can be reached by a causeway.

This set has some rare collectable features you won’t want to miss out on! Not only does each coin feature a never-before-seen porthole design around each lighthouse, but it also has an edition limit of only 2,022. This is extremely unusual for a BU £2 set, as usually there is no edition limit, making this collection one of the most limited £2 sets ever!

These stunning coins come in a presentation pack featuring artwork by the designer, making this a valuable piece to hand down to feature generations. I’m sure you’ll agree that these are unlikely to be around for long.

Click here to secure your British Isles Lighthouse BU £2 collection today >>>

UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p – coming soon…

Collectors, it’s time to inject some magic into your collections as the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is set to be issued this year…

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A Harry Potter 50p coin is coming soon!

The latest Royal Proclamation has confirmed a magical collection of 50p coins will be issued by The Royal Mint, each celebrating 25 Years of Magic.

25 Years of Magic

2023 marks 25 years since the first publication of publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

This was the first issue in what was to become a 7-part series of fantasy literature, inviting generations of readers to explore the magical world of witches and wizards.

The Harry Potter series is the highest-selling series of novels to ever exist, with millions of fans spanning across generations, and even around the globe. It’s estimated that J. K. Rowling has sold over 500 million copies of her books, a testament to the popularity of the series.

Never-before has there been an official UK coin featuring the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, until now!

What will feature in the collection?

The exact designs of each coin are yet to be revealed but the Royal Proclamation has revealed that we can expect the following to feature in the collection:

  • A depiction of Harry Potter with the inscription, ‘Harry Potter 25 Years of Magic’
  • A depiction of the Hogwarts Express and the figure of Harry Potter with the inscription, ‘Hogwarts Express 25 Years of Magic’
  • A depiction of Albus Dumbledore and the inscription, ‘Albus Dumbledore 25 Years of Magic’
  • A depiction of Hogwarts School and the inscription, ‘Hogwarts 25 Years of Magic’

It would be wonderful to see the original illustrations from the books reflected in the designs of these brand new coins!

Sell-outs expected

2022 has already seen sell-outs across every denomination at The Royal Mint!

The Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins sold out across their entire precious metal ranges within JUST hours of release. Just a month later, the Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort, and Gold Proof specifications of the FA Cup £2 coin sold out within just a few hours.

With Harry Potter carrying a worldwide fanbase, we’re expecting demand to outweigh availability for the precious metal ranges of this brand new 50p collection.


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ROYAL MINT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Queen’s Reign £5 Series…

As we mark Her Majesty the Queen’s remarkable 70-year reign this year, The Royal Mint have just announced a brand new three-coin series!

Highlighting The Queen’s personal commitment to her people, communities, and to the Commonwealth nations, the three coins are due to be issued this summer and feature designs by artist P.J. Lynch. Each coin will fittingly represent one of the three key areas of Her Majesty’s reign, along with a UK FIRST — The Queen’s signature!

The first coin will feature the honours and awards she bestows on individuals for their service, the second highlights her patronage and support of charities, and the third will celebrate Her Majesty’s tireless work for the Commonwealth.

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The Queen’s Reign: Coming Soon…

Releasing this summer!

All three coins are set to be released this summer, with the first coin in June, the second in July and the final of the series released in August.

This truly is the ultimate tribute to Her Majesty the Queen and her incredible dedication to the Crown over the last 70 years.

Make sure you don’t miss out on owning this new coin series, and sign up to our BU Pack subscription service. Find out more about the BU Pack subscription service here.

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