Step into the world of architectural brilliance with the all-new Sir Christopher Wren £5 coin range. This remarkable collection pays homage to the visionary architect and encompasses a diverse set of offerings that will leave enthusiasts and collectors alike in awe. From the meticulously crafted Proof £5 coin to the elegant Silver Proof £5, the substantial Silver Proof 5oz, and the opulent Gold Proof £5, this range showcases the mastery of design.
Step into history with the Proof £5 Sir Christopher Wren coin, a limited edition masterpiece of only 4995 pieces. This coin features a compilation of Wren’s iconic buildings, from the majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral to the elegant Royal Observatory.
Continuing our journey through architectural history, the Silver Proof £5 Sir Christopher Wren coin takes us deeper into the genius of this visionary. Limited to just 995 pieces, this coin is a testament to Wren’s legacy. What sets it apart is the meticulous selective 24-carat gold plating, which highlights the intricate details of Wren’s iconic designs, building upon the foundation set by the Proof £5 coin.
Dive deeper into architectural splendor with the Silver Proof 5oz Sir Christopher Wren coin. With a limited release of just 100 coins, this edition is a true masterpiece of inclusivity. Building on the foundation laid by its predecessors, this coin boasts a substantial 65mm diameter, allowing for an even more intricate portrayal of Wren’s masterpieces.
And now, the pinnacle of the collection awaits: the Sir Christopher Wren Gold Proof £5 coin. Limited to just 50 pieces and struck from 24-carat gold, this coin is the epitome of opulence and prestige. Each glint of gold reflects the depth of his legacy, a limited treasure that captures the essence of his architectural marvels in every stroke.
Embrace the legacy of Sir Christopher Wren through this remarkable coin collection. Whether you’re an avid collector or a history enthusiast, these coins offer a tangible connection to the past. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Wren’s genius.
When you think of the original pioneers of computer science, names like Charles Babbage and Alan Turing might come to mind.
But what if we were to tell you that there was someone else who played a pivotal role in building the foundations of modern computing – Ada Lovelace.
Nicknamed ‘The Enchantress of Numbers’ by Charles Babbage himself, Ada Lovelace is the next innovator in science to be honoured on a brand-new UK £2.
First, let me take you back…
A Mathematical Talent
Ada Lovelace was born in Victorian England and quickly gained an interest in mathematics and science. At the age of just 18, Ada’s mathematical talent secured her a working position alongside ‘The Father of Computers’ himself, Charles Babbage.
This allowed Ada to focus her work on something revolutionary: Babbage’s Analytical Engine – the first ever computer.
A Visionary of the Computer Age
At the time, Charles Babbage and other scientists only focused on the numerical and calculating abilities of the famous Analytical Engine. But, Ada Lovelace had other ideas…
She was a critical thinker and knew that the computer had the possibility to go beyond number-crunching; she interpreted the machinery further than anyone else was even considering at the time…
Ultimately, she concluded that the Analytical Engine could manipulate more than just numbers. In fact, it could be used for letters, symbols, and most importantly – instructions.
This built the foundations of modern computing as we very know it.
Ada Lovelace’s revolutionary contributions were revealed to the industry in 1843 in the form of seven ‘Notes’. In these Notes, Lovelace provided comprehension, calculations and inputs about the machine and its abilities – resulting in her title as the first ever computer programmer.
And now, to honour such a revolutionary mindset, Ada Lovelace is being celebrated on a brand-new UK £2 coin.
The Ada Lovelace £2 Coin Range
Commemorating Ada’s contributions to computer science, she’s earnt herself a well-deserved place in The Royal Mint’s popular Innovation in Science coin series.
With a design that depicts the original punch cards that were used to programme the Analytical Engine, the coin’s reverse also reads a quote from Lovelace herself – “a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature”.
What’s more, this UK £2 coin range comes in a range of specifications…
But be warned – with extremely low edition limits and even less for Westminster Collectors, you’ll have to act fast to secure yours!
The first UK Star WarsTM coin collection has been released today to celebrate 40 years since the release of Return of the Jedi in 1983.
The Star Wars franchise is a worldwide phenomenon, and despite being the brainchild of American movie maker, George Lucas, the Star Wars franchise has many links to British Heritage and the United Kingdom.
The coins have been specially produced in partnership with The Royal Mint, Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm to create something extremely special for Star Wars’ fans and coin collectors alike.
The first design features none other than R2-D2TM and C-3POTM, with both characters inside the Millennium Falcon, the famous starship that has played a role in some of the greatest victories of the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic.
R2-D2TM and C-3POTM are the first to feature on the four-coin collection, with the other coins in the series also including other iconic duos including, Darth VaderTM and Emperor PalpetineTM, Luke SkywalkerTM and Princess LeiaTM, and Han SoloTM and ChewbaccaTM all with stunning designs that capture the true essence of the films.
Each coin is available in superior Brilliant Uncirculated Quality, or strictly limited Silver Proof Quality.
But it is the Silver coin that is especially unique, featuring the addition of vivid colour. This is a process that allows George Lucas’ iconic duos to be faithfully reproduced as accurately as possible.
What’s more, the silver coin has been limited to just 12,500 worldwide. When you consider the number of coin collectors who will want this 50p coin, alongside the number of Star Wars fans that will too, demand will likely exceed availability.
Finally, each of the coins in the series also has an intricate detail you may have missed – a lenticular feature. When the coin is tilted, two intricate symbols are revealed for Tatooine and the Rebel Alliance Starbird. Not only does this enhance the design, but it is also a favourite amongst coin collectors.
Whether you choose the Brilliant Uncirculated coins, or the Silver Proof version, rest assured all coins have been beautifully packaged as the perfect piece of memorabilia.
By opting into the Westminster Collection Star Wars Priority Lists, you can automatically receive the next coins in the series without the hassle!