The Historic Decimal Coins Collection

The Historic Decimal Coins Collection

In February 1971, Britain went Decimal. Our currency switched from the old Pounds, Shilling, and Pence, to a new decimal system based on simple multiples of 10 and 100. To mark the 50th Anniversary this year, you can own the BRAND NEW UK Decimalisation 50p, paired alongside the historic 1971 “First Decimal Coins” pack, which was issued by The Royal Mint over 50 years ago!

The biggest change to UK currency in a thousand years!

Decimalisation was the biggest change the UK’s currency ever saw and the official date of the switchover, 15th February 1971, was an important moment in British history. It became known as “Decimal Day” and was an iconic moment for Britain and The Royal Mint, who had to issue billions of new coins in time for the change.

The BRAND NEW UK 50th Anniversary of Decimalisation 50p Coin

And now, 50 years later, a BRAND NEW UK 50p has just been released to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Created by Dominique Evans, the design shows a nostalgic reverse inspired by our pre-decimal coinage. A limited number of these coins have been selected to be included in this collection.

Britain’s First Decimal Coins

Paired alongside each 50p is a historic ‘Britain’s First Decimal Coins” pack. First issued by The Royal Mint for the Decimal switchover, these original blue packs show the first ever decimal coins to enter circulation (Half Penny, One Pence, Two Pence, Five Pence, and Ten Pence). Accompanying this is a certificate explaining the new decimal rules.

Some of these coins were actually issued from 1968 onwards, three years prior to the decimal switch over, as a way of helping the public acclimatise to the change!

Limited in number

As you can imagine, these packs are real pieces of history, marking an iconic moment in Britain’s past. At over 50 years old and with a significant importance to coin collectors, they are popular with collectors throughout the UK and the rest of the world. With a strict edition limit of 5000 WORLDWIDE you will need to act quickly to secure yours. Each collection comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

Order now for JUST £29.99 + Claim your FREE Replica Decimalisation Booklet

As the perfect combination of old and new, this set is a fantastic commemoration of the Decimal changeover, and is expected to be popular with collectors worldwide. We suggest you secure yours quickly before demand outstrips our supply.

What’s more is that by ordering today, you will also receive a FREE replica decimalisation booklet – an exact copy of the ones issued over 50 years to help the public get used to the new currency.

You can order yours today by clicking add to basket now.

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  • 2021 50th Anniversary of Decimalisation 50p Coin:
  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 8g
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Reverse: Dominique Evans
  • Metal: CuNi
  • Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Royal Mint Decimal Coins Pack:
  • Year of Issue: (Coins) 1968 - 1971
  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Metal: Various Base Metal

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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