On the money: London landmarks feature on new £5 coins

Posted at 10:00 am, July 21, 2014 in News

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The Royal Mint, clearly thinking The Queen hasn’t had enough exposure on coinage lately (clue, Minters: it’s heads), have stuck her London pad on the tails of one of four special new £5 coins commemorating the capital’s landmarks.

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Impressions of Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben’s buildingy bit) will adorn the silver coin set, only 3,500 of which will be made.

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Each scene, designed by Royal Mint engravers Laura Clancy and Glyn Davies, is as it would be seen by a visitor to the capital – be that through a crowd, a light sprinkling of rain or over the pages of a Time Out City Guide*. The silver coins also feature a fancy colour printing technique that makes them particularly eye-catching.

St Paul’s Cathedral and Battersea Power Station are rumoured to be furious at the snub however and haven’t spoken to Nelson’s Column for weeks.

Find out more at royalmint.com.

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*One of these may be made up.

By Colin Hubbuck

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