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New designs for UK 2020 coins

New for 2020, 5 commemorative coin designs from The Royal Mint. A 50p coin to support Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, three two pound coins marking the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) day on the 8th May 1945, 100 years of Agatha Christie novels and the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620.

A £5 coin marking the 200th anniversary of the death of George III is also part of the 2020 annual set.

2020 Annual Coin Set

2020 Annual Coin Set

Just released, this new set costs £55 and contains 13 coins. 8 definitive and the 5 new commemorative coins shown below.

2020 Coin Sets

2020 Coin Sets

The 2020 Premium, Silver and Gold; UK Proof Coin Sets, Commemorative Coin Sets and the Brilliant Uncirculated Definitive Coin Set.

Team GB 50p

Team GB 50p

Symbols depicting individual Olympic sports accompanied by the Olympic Rings, the Team GB logo, the inscription TEAM GB and the date 2020.

2020 VE-day 75th Anniversary £2

VE-day £2

A woman holding a newspaper aloft in a celebrating crowd set against the backdrop of the word VICTORY, accompanied by the inscription "VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY" and the dates "1945 – 2020".

2020 Agatha Christie £2

Agatha Christie £2

A nearly completed jigsaw puzzle with the final piece about to be inserted, accompanied by the inscription "1920 100 YEARS OF MYSTERY 2020" and Agatha Christie's signature.

2020 Mayflower £2

Mayflower £2

A depiction of the Mayflower with the inscription "MAYFLOWER" and the dates "1620 2020"

George III £5 Coin

George III £5

A portrait of George III in a crowned cartouche accompanied by the floral emblems of the United Kingdom, his Royal cypher and scenes associated with his life.

The Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) provides recommendations for themes appropriate to the year and invites selected artists to submit designs. The RMAC then select designs to pass on to the Chancellor for initial approval and then to the Queen for final Royal approval. On the 1st of January 2020, The Royal Mint revealed the new coin designs for 2020 that will become part of UK circulation or commemorative coinage.

All coins will show the 5th portrait of the Queen by Jody Clark on the obverse. The fifty pence and five pound coins will also show the year date 2020 on the obverse, whilst the three 2 pound coin designs will include 2020 on the reverse as part of the inscription.

The edge inscriptions for the 2 pound coins are:

2020 VE-day 75th Anniversary £2: JUST TRIUMPH AND PROUD SORROW
2020 Agatha Christie £2: LITTLE GREY CELLS
2020 Mayflower £2: UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

These 2020 coins will be central to many of The Royal Mints products for the new year, in coin sets such as The 2020 United Kingdom Collector Proof Coin Set and The 2020 United Kingdom Commemorative Proof Coin Set. Premium, Silver Proof, Piedfort and Gold Proof versions will also be available.

At various dates during 2020, each commemorative coin in the set will be packaged individually in a presentation folder in Brilliant Uncirculated quality. Each coin will also be made available in silver, silver piedfort and gold proof quality.

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