2018 Great Britain Silver 10p Great British Coin Hunt Proof (R)
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This new and exciting collection from The Royal Mint, The Great British Coin Hunt - Quintessentially British, features a coin for each letter of the alphabet highlighting a British icon, monument or tradition.
The letter R represents the Robin. Officially named the UK’s favorite bird, the charming red robin with its iconic red breast can be found chirping its happy tune in UK hedgerows, gardens, parks and woodlands.
- Contains .1935 oz of Silver.
- Presented in an acrylic block.
- Mintage of up to 15,000 coins.
- The first commemorative 10p series produced by The Royal Mint.
- Obverse: Portrays the fifth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Depicts the letter "R" with a robin perched within the letter and a snowy backdrop.
- Guaranteed by The Royal Mint.
Part of The Great British Coin Hunt series from The Royal Mint, collect all 26 coins today!
Found front and center on many yuletide cards, the charming robin is often associated with the festive season. Historically associated with ill fortune, a handful of people still refuse to write their Christmas wishes on a card featuring the red breasted bird.
With a length of 14cm, wingspan of 20-22cm and a weight of just 14-21g, these cute little birds are often thought to be friendly creatures, but that is certainly not the case. They may look adorable, but robins are aggressively territorial and quarrelsome, and will not hesitate to drive away other intruding robins.
The Royal Mint is excited to reveal its very first Quintessentially British A to Z coin collection celebrating all things British. The collection features 26 ten-pence coins, each one featuring a fun and quirky Quintessentially British design, from the iconic red Double Decker Bus and the famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge to Ian Fleming’s secret agent, Bond, are all available as part of a very unique collection. Please join us to celebrate the United Kingdom one coin at a time, letter by letter, rhyme by rhyme.
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