2020 UK Annual BU Coin Set
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Important anniversaries in British history are marked every year with a special collection of coins from The Royal Mint. The 2020 Annual Sets commemorate both the historic sailing of the Mayflower on its voyage to the ‘New World’, and Victory in Europe (VE) Day, towards the end of the Second World War. We also celebrate Dame Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, Team GB’s participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as well as the reign and legacy of George III.
The commemorative coins of 2020:
− A £5 coin celebrates the reign of George III, Britain’s longest reigning king, 200 years after his death
− A £2 coin marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to the ‘New World’
− A £2 coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day
− A £2 coin celebrates 100 years of Dame Agatha Christie’s genre defining murder mysteries
− A 50p coin honours Team GB’s inspirational participation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
This set includes a selection of five commemorative coins plus the eight definitive coins of 2020. The definitive coins include the 12 sided £1 coin, first released in March 2017, and the 50p coin which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. The 1p to the 50p are presented together to complete the ‘picture puzzle’ Royal Arms design by Matthew Dent.
A Celebration of the Reign of George III
George III came to the throne in 1760, the first Hanoverian monarch to be born in Britain and speak English as a first language. Controversially, he is often known for the mental illness that plagued his latter years and as the king who lost the American colonies, but there was much more to this thoughtful and dedicated monarch. In the 200th year since his death, we celebrate his reign and legacy.
The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower
When 102 passengers sailed on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, on 16 September 1620, their sights were set on a fresh start. They landed in Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts over three months later and by spring, just under half of those who had landed in the New World had survived. The original ‘Thanksgiving’ feast was held that autumn, after their first successful harvest, and the spirit of the Mayflower passengers endures in this national celebration to this day
The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day
8 May 1945, now known as VE Day, saw the beginning of the end of the Second World War the conflict that claimed the lives of millions and reshaped the future of countries and continents. 75 years on, VE Day is recalled by the last of the generation that were there and commemorated by the many generations that followed. In 2020, we remember the first hopeful steps towards lasting peace.
The 100th Anniversary of Dame Agatha Christie’s Murder Mysteries
As the author of 66 detective novels and 150 short stories, it’s no wonder that Dame Agatha Christie is known as the ‘Queen of Crime’. Born in 1890 in Torquay, Devon, her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles , was published in 1920 and, with her vision and ingenuity, she went on to define the murder mystery genre.
Team GB’s Participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, where British athletes secured seven medals, men and women from the United Kingdom have set their sights on gold in the greatest sporting competition in the world. Team GB continues to push boundaries and, for the first time, the team is expected to select more female than male athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
This collection contains the eight definitive coins, 50 years after the last pre decimal coins were offered as a set. The stories of British icons and heritage are told in the details of Antony Dufort’s Britannia £2, David Pearce’s floral £1 and Matthew Dent’s complete ‘picture puzzle’ Royal Arms design on the 1p through to the 50p.
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