Check your change! Best of Britain A to Z 10p coin collection re-released by The Royal Mint

26 February 2019

The Royal Mint is re-releasing its range of A to Z coins which celebrate the best of Britain.

More than two million 10p coins are set to enter circulation later this month, featuring James Bond, cups of tea and cricket.

The collection includes updates of the 26 10p alphabet coins it launched last year with designs that capture aspects of British life and culture.

The only difference between last year's and this year's is the date stamped on the coin. The designs are otherwise the same. 

For example, T has a teapot on it while D is a picture of a double decker bus.

Nicola Howell, director of consumer business at The Royal Mint, says: “These 26 individually designed coins, each with a quintessentially British subject, is the first ever commemorative range struck on a 10 pence piece.

“It will be one of the most limited issue coin designs for 2019 to be released into circulation, so to complete the collection we also have an exclusively designed 2019 A to Z collector album.”

Mind your 10ps and Qs – The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection


First launched in March 2018, the collection has proved incredibly popular amongst the British public.

The designs were chosen after the Royal Mint asked the general public for their opinions on the most important symbols of British life.

Iconic British landmarks include Stonehenge, the Angel of the North and the Houses of Parliament.

Some of the UK’s most astonishing scientific and technological achievements have also been included, such as the World Wide Web and Greenwich Mean Time.

The James Bond coin (pictured top) has 007 on it, while the fried breakfast coin features eggs, bacon and sausages.

Obtaining the whole collection from The Royal Mint will set you back £52, with individual coins selling for £2 each.

You can also download a free app to keep track of the coins you come across from the collection. To get the app, search “Coin Hunt” on the App Store or Google Play Store.

In the app, users can see a heat map of where coins are appearing in the country, record their finds, and learn more about the collection.

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