This year celebrates 60 years since the moment one of Britain’s most iconic bands, The Rolling Stones, first stepped onto the music scene. And what better way to honour this Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty than by appearing on the latest UK £5 coins!
For the past six decades, The Rolling Stones have achieved legendary status as they pioneered their way to the definition of hard rock. So, what’s more fitting than them being chosen as the latest addition to The Royal Mint’s Music Legends family, appearing alongside the likes of Elton John, David Bowie, Queen and The Who.
From ‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction’ to ‘Paint It Black’, there is no denying that The Rolling Stones are one of the most influential British artists to have ever graced our stages. And now, you can celebrate their contribution to the music industry with the new UK £5 coins released in both Brilliant Uncirculated and Silver Proof quality.
Read on below to find out how you can honour this iconic 60th anniversary yourself…
UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Pack
With over 200 million records sold, not only are they one of the best-selling artists of all time, but The Rolling Stones now also have a UK coin dedicated to them for the first time ever!
The BU Pack’s coin design depicts the band playing live in concert, and is struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality that ensures it’s free from any scratches or marks that you would find on circulated coins.
Importantly, your coin will arrive protectively sealed in its official Royal Mint packaging to preserve its quality for generations of music fans to come.
What’s more, the £5 coin also includes the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
UK 1oz Silver Coin
You can also celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones with the new UK Silver Proof 1oz coin!
Expertly struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver to a proof finish, the coin depicts the band playing live in concert with the addition of vivid colour to bring the design to life.
Fully approved by The Rolling Stones, this is the fifth coin released in the SELL-OUT Royal Mint Music Legends series!
However, there’s JUST 8,000 issued – and with ALL previous 1oz Silver coins in the Music Legends series having completely SOLD OUT at the Mint, we’re likely to see a quick sell-out happen again.
The countdown to Christmas has begun! With less than one month to go, we’ve got just the thing to brighten up your winter… an array of exquisite Christmas coins that could be yours this festive season!
Read on to learn more about the coins that have made it into The Westminster Collection’s “Good List” and how you can secure these cracking stocking fillers yourself…
Coming in first with the best in snow is the Christmas Gifts Rotating 5oz Silver coin! Renowned for their incomparable sell-out history and remarkable innovative technology, The Royal Canadian Mint have certainly outdone themselves with this festive edition…
This exquisite Christmas coin is struck from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver and embellished with a gold-plated garland. What’s more, the grand 65mm diameter allows you to appreciate every detail of this stunning minting!
Using a 3D sculpture and gyroscopic technology, Santa and his elves are truly brought to life as the elves spin around the coin! Click here to see for yourself in our video! But hurry – we have less than 50 remaining! >>
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the timeless classic Christmas film, The Snowman™, with his return to UK 50p coins. But to make this Christmas more special than ever, he is joined for the very first time by his four-legged friend: The Snowdog!
The adorable reverse design has been created by Robin Shaw – the assistant director of the original The Snowman™ and The Snowdog film – as it hits its 10-year anniversary.
The coin is accompanied by official Royal Mint packaging, which for this special occasion, takes the form of a stunning festive Christmas card encapsulating your Brilliant Uncirculated 50p!
With our Gold and Silver allocation fully sold-out, you must act now and secure one of our remaining few Snowman™ and Snowdog 50ps to avoid missing out on one of the most popular releases this Christmas…
Treat yo’ELF this Christmas with the perfect stocking filler for all the family! This fun-filled lenticular coin from The Royal Canadian Mint is embellished with the rich colours of Christmas and an interactive feature only you can control…
Tilt the coin from one way to another and watch Santa’s elves hop around his sleigh!
The Royal Canadian Mint have been producing exquisite lenticular coins since 2008. But despite their changing designs, one thing stays the same… consistent sell-outs! Even with mintages as high as 100,000, lenticular coins still fly off the shelves.
But with less than 40 remaining and Christmas right round the corner, this tiny allocation won’t be around for long…
In 2018, The Royal Mint celebrated Christmas with the Nutcracker £5 coin. Designed by acclaimed Royal Mint engraver, Harry Brockway, this coin depicts the enchanting Christmas Nutcracker scene!
Struck to superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, your coin has been carefully encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important security hologram, guaranteeing its quality and authenticity.
Given its stunning minting and festive sentiment, this coin is now SOLD-OUT at the Royal Mint! But today, we have a select few remaining just in time for Christmas at the small price of £24.99.
Following the extreme success of the 2022 Harry Potter 50p’s, it is only fitting to celebrate Christmas at Hogwarts with this Harry Potter Christmas Commemorative!
Featuring the iconic Hogwarts ‘H’ symbol in vivid full-colour, this stunning product has been expertly plated in 24 Carat Gold to an immaculate Proof finish.
But, out of the 2,022-edition limit, we have just 32 remaining! So, get your wands at the ready this festive season and give someone a spellbinding Christmas…
Who doesn’t love the legacy of the Chinese horoscope? The Royal Mint certainly does! And going off the yearly SELL-OUTS, clearly so do collectors.
Read on to explore the history of this poignant Chinese tradition, the joyful creature to ascend in 2023, and how the Royal Mint’s latest release could continue the sell-out history…
Firstly, you may be wondering why the Chinese lunar years each bear the names of twelve different animals. Well, an ancient tale can divulge all truths…
The story goes that one of the most important gods in traditional Chinese religion, the Jade Emperor, set-up a race with all the animals in the world. Twelve species turned up at the start line: a pig, dog, rooster, monkey, sheep, horse, snake, dragon, rabbit, tiger, ox, and rat.
As a reward for merely attending, the emperor named a year in the zodiac after each one. However, the race was used to determine the order each animal would be placed…
The cunning and versatile Rat was placed first, and due to its incessant appetite and laziness, the Pig came last after getting peckish and dozing off!
2023 is the year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit marks the fourth Lunar Year in the calendar, and if we go by the ancient tale, came fourth in the race!
Those born in 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and of course – 2023 – are said to be kind, elegant, vigilant, witty, and quick-minded! Does this sound like you or someone you know? Well, The Royal Mint have the perfect gift for them…
The Shēngxiào Collection
Since the Year of the Horse in 2014, The Royal Mint have been designing exquisite coins to match the everchanging animals that usher in the new Lunar Year!
With a reverse design imaginatively created by varying artists, the vast array of unique characteristics and qualities of each animal are individually captured.
And you cannot deny some truth in the ambition of the Dragon, the honesty of the Monkey, or the resilience of the Ox.
But today, we are calling all RABBITS!
Known for almost a decade of consistent sell-outs, the Shēngxiào Collection’s latest release is guaranteed to leave even our most dedicated collectors emptyhanded.
A guaranteed SELL-OUT?
When you consider Lunar Year coins since 2014 have SOLD-OUT ALL Silver Proof specifications, it is no surprise that this series is renowned as one of the largest ongoing coin programmes in the world!
As an international phenomenon, most of these coins are usually snapped up by collectors in the Far East, making this collection one very few British collectors will ever see… let alone own.
In fact, with the adorable International Rabbit Day fast approaching on the 24th of September, you have all the more reason to celebrate NOW before it inevitably follows the SELL-OUT pattern!
The EXTREMELY SOUGHT-AFTER 1oz Silver Proof edition
Struck from .999 silver to a perfect Proof finish, only 2,888 of these exquisite coins have been produced WORLDWIDE!
What’s more, The Westminster Collection have only been able to secure JUST 200!
You must remember that ALL silver specifications of the Lunar Year series have SOLD-OUT consistently since 2014, guaranteeing only our most dedicated collectors will be able to secure the latest release for their collection or gift to a beloved Rabbit!
In fact, by securing one your own Lunar Year of the Rabbit 1oz Silver Proof coin, you will be contributing towards a DECADE of Lunar Year Silver SELL-OUTS!
The Collector’s Favourite Specification…
Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality, your Lunar Year of the Rabbit £5 coin will arrive free of the marks and blemishes found on regular circulating coinage.
In fact, each coin will arrive protectively sealed in a bespoke Royal Mint presentation pack which creatively celebrates the blend between traditional Asian culture and British design, and of course, the significance of one of China’s most protected symbols: The Rabbit!