Photographs from The Royal Mint reveal its latest commemorative coin collection featuring London’s most iconic landmarks
The Royal Mint has unveiled some unusual photographs of famous British landmarks to highlight their latest commemorative coin collection, which celebrates some of Britain’s best-loved landmarks. The images portray classic British icons such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, replaced with coins bearing their likeness.
The photographs were commissioned by The Royal Mint to showcase the first set in their new Portrait of Britain coin collection which celebrates world-renowned London landmarks on four colour printed silver £5 coins, each bearing an intricate design engraved on the reverse.
The four-coin pack is limited to just 3,500 sets and is presented in a case, alongside a booklet that tells the fascinating story behind each iconic subject. All four coins bear the obverse portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. The coins are the first set in a planned annual release from The Royal Mint, with the intention of showing a different ‘Portrait of Britain’ each year. These will include historic landmarks, buildings, and natural phenomenon from all over Britain.
Glyn Davies, one of The Royal Mint engravers said: “We visited the landmarks in London, and it struck us that it’s never possible to get an uninterrupted view of them without being obscured in some way by the weather, other tourists or even their location. On returning we drew up compositions and added a wash of watercolour.”
The Portraits of Britain coin collection is available to purchase at: www.royalmint.com
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