The new Brexit coins were popular with visitors to the Royal Mint's headquarters in Llantrisant, Wales. Here's an excerpt from a Wales online article. -Editor
Phil and Sheila Walmsley live in Southport in Lancashire, a trip of more than five hours from Llantrisant in south Wales.
Yet the couple wanted to find a special way to celebrate leaving the European Union so made the journey to join the Royal Mint's one-off 'historic Brexit tour' at which they could
strike their own Brexit 50p.
They were joined by coin collectors, one of whom had driven from Scotland for the event, and other Brexit supporters keen to be the first to get their hands on an official Brexit coin, with the
message: "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations."
Two thousand tickets for the event sold out in less than 24 hours as people from all over the UK: remainers, Brexiteers and coin collectors alike, flocked to get their own piece of history.
They purchased one strike your own coin on the day of the tour for £10 to share between them.
The strike your own coin experience has been running since 2016, with many coin collectors from all over the UK returning to the country for each event in order to ensure their collection was
This is the forth coin commemorating the UK's relationship with the EU since its membership in 1973. The first was released that year to mark the joining of the union, a further two coins were
released in 1992/93 and in 1998, the second to mark John Major taking over the rotating presidency of the European Council, and the third to mark the 25th anniversary.
One coin collector drove 12 hours from Dundee in Scotland to ensure he had this forth coin to complete his collection of British coins marking the relationship with the EU.
It was the first time Paul Grey, who lives in Jersey, visited The Royal Mint.
He said it was luck of timing that he happened to be visiting family in Lydney, near Gloucestershire, when it was announced The Royal Mint were holding the special event.
To read the complete article, see:
'We drove across the UK to celebrate Brexit Day by striking our own 50p coin'
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BRITAIN’S NEW BREXIT 50P COIN (https://www.coinbooks.org/v23/esylum_v23n04a27.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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