Royal mint offering visitors chance to strike own  2019 50p coin 


19 January 2019
For a limited time only, individuals visiting The Royal Mint Experience will have the opportunity to strike their very own 2019 dated 50p ‘New Pence’ Brilliant Uncirculated coin – currently the only place customers can purchase it as a single coin. 

As the 50p turns fifty this year, The Royal Mint are celebrating the milestone with the re-introduction of the 50p ‘New Pence’ design which hasn’t been seen on a UK circulating coin since 1982, and are offering visitors to The Royal Mint Experience the chance to mint their own coin. 

Nicola Howell, Director of the Consumer Business at The Royal Mint said:

“The opportunity to strike your own coin at The Royal Mint Experience has always been very popular with collectors. As we mark such a significant anniversary, we know the 2019 50p New Pence will be equally appealing, as this is currently the only place customers can get this coin in this presentation for a limited time period.”

The packing of the limited edition coins will feature 'Augmented Reality' technology allowing collectors to view exclusive content directly from scanning the specially designed visual marker on the packaging.

The Royal Mint Experience provides a great opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover stories from The Royal Mint’s 1,100 year history. Visitors can see for themselves how coins are made, then tour through a series of walk-through interactive exhibition zones that bring the organisation’s rich heritage to life.

Recently, The Royal Mint Experience introduced a new temporary exhibition to celebrate 50 years in Llantrisant, where individuals have the opportunity to hold a gold bar worth approximately £400,000. 

Members of the public will be able to strike their 2019 dated Brilliant Uncirculated commemorative 50p New Pence for an additional charge of £6.90 after booking a Royal Mint Experience tour. If members of the public wish to strike more than one coin, there will be an additional cost of £8.90 per coin. Customers are limited to 1 tour a day but are allowed to strike a maximum of 5 coins per tour. 

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Coin details

Strike your Own Coin 2019 50 New Pence 
Brilliant Uncirculated coin
Denomination: 50p
Alloy: Cupro-Nickel
Weight: 8.00g
Diameter: 27.30mm
Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
Reverse Designer: Christopher Ironside
Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated


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