The new 2009 coins are in circulation now so if you see any of these, and you are not collecting them yourself, let me know and I’ll arrange a swap. For your bright, shiny, practically untainted piece of numismatic history you can have some coins of equal monetary worth that have been around the block a bit. Please form an orderly queue.
I already have the new coins based on the Royal Shield of Arms and if you are not careful I will make you look at them.
£2 coin to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.
£2 coin marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.
£2 coin “commemorating the outstanding success of the London 2012 bid and the official Handover Ceremony.” (Text from www.royalmint.com )
50p celebrates the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.