£800 gold sovereign marks Brexit
31 Jan 2020
It’s Brexit day and the Royal Mint has released its commemorative silver and gold minted coins including a strike on the day sovereign
31 Jan 2020
The 50p Brexit coin will be inscribed with ‘Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations’ and 31 January 2020, the date the UK leaves the EU.
People are already queuing on the Royal Mint website to buy one of the collectors’ coins to recognise one of the biggest events in recent UK history.
The Royal Mint collectors page on their website went live at 8:35 and currently has 2,345 buyers waiting in the queue.
People interested in buying a commemorative Brexit coin can purchase one in gold, silver or strike their own sovereign.
The coins were minted to celebrate the day the UK leaves the EU after 47 years, having first joined the European Economic Community on 1 January 1973.
The prices start at £10 and go up to £945 for the gold proof reserved coin or the much more affordable silver proof at £60 which is limited to three per household.
Prices, including hallmark details, are:
- gold proof – £945.00 | MCM 1,500 LEP 1,500 | currently reserved;
- silver proof – £60.00 | MCM 47,000 LEP 47,000 | household limit three;
- brilliant uncirculated – £10.00 | Unlimited | household limit 10;
- two-coin set - £30.00 | MCM 5,000 LEP 5,000 | currently reserved; and
- strike on the day sovereign - £800.00 | MCM 1,500 LEP 1,500 | currently reserved
For those not in the know, coins described as gold or silver proof are classed as the highest striking standard by the minter.
Maximum Coin Mintage (MCM) refers to the maximum number of coins that will be issued and Limited Edition Presentation (LEP) refers to the number of coins or sets presented in a specific style.