(CTN News) – The Royal Mint has revealed a captivating lineup of commemorative coins set to grace the numismatic scene in 2024, celebrating noteworthy figures and milestones.
Among the five new designs slated for release in the Annual Set, these coins will honor Buckingham Palace, Sir Winston Churchill, the National Gallery, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), and Team GB and ParalympicsGB.
Leading the collection is the Buckingham Palace £5 coin, skillfully crafted by artist Henry Gray. The design places the iconic architecture of Buckingham Palace at the forefront, showcasing the grandeur of this historic landmark.
In homage to the 150th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s birth, a distinguished £2 coin has been created. The coin features a youthful portrait of Churchill from 1895, bedecked in the uniform of the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars.
The edge inscription, “Pave the way for peace and freedom,” resonates with a remark made by Churchill in 1953 during his second term as prime minister. The design is the artistic creation of Natasha Seaward, a skilled graphic designer at the Royal Mint.
Royal Mint 2024 Coins
Marking the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery, the UK £2 coin showcases the gallery building, skillfully designed by Edwina Ellis, a prominent designer, engraver, and printmaker.
In recognition of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) 200 years of life-saving efforts at sea, a special 50p coin has been unveiled.
Crafted by John Bergdahl, the design prominently features the RNLI flag encircled by a life ring, symbolizing the RNLI’s two centuries of invaluable service.
A patriotic nod is given to the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the Team GB and ParalympicsGB 50p coin.
Designed by Charis Tsevis, this official UK 50p coin depicts two athletes, one from each realm, representing both the Olympic and Paralympic Games with equality and parity.
Rebecca Morgan, the director of commemorative coins at the Royal Mint, expressed excitement about the forthcoming designs.
She highlighted the dual purpose of the Annual Sets, not only commemorating historical events like the RNLI’s 200th anniversary but also looking ahead to the future, as exemplified by the 50p coin dedicated to Team GB and ParalympicsGB at the Paris 2024 Games.
These 2024 commemorative sets will be available in various precious metal and base proof finishes starting from January 2 on the Royal Mint website, with prices beginning at £34.50.
Collectors and enthusiasts can acquire individual coins throughout the year, except for the Sir Winston Churchill £2 coin, which will be exclusive to the 2024 Annual Sets but may feature in other sets and product formats in the future, according to the Mint’s statement.