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United Kingdom colors 50-penny in 2022 Pride celebration

The Royal Mint has unveiled the design for its 2022 Pride UK 50-penny coins, which will be released later this summer. The colorful silver version appears here.

Images courtesy of Royal Mint.

The Royal Mint on May 18 unveiled a commemorative 50-penny coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pride UK.

The coin, which will not be issued for circulation, marks the first celebration of Britain’s LGBTQ+ community on official UK coinage, and forms part of the Royal Mint’s wider commitment to diversity and inclusion, officials say.

Dominque Holmes, an east London artist, writer, and LGBTQ+ activist with a varied artistic background that includes tattoo artistry, designed the coin’s reverse, which features Pride in London’s values of Protest, Visibility, Unity, and Equality in rainbows.

With state-of-the-art color printing technology, the iconic colors of the Pride progression flag are recreated on special-edition color versions of the silver and Brilliant Uncirculated coins.

The Royal Mint will offer collector-only versions later this summer, in base metal as well as silver or gold.

Specifications of the issue will be released at a later time, the Royal Mint told Coin World.

To find out more information about the 50th Anniversary of Pride coin and to register for updates, visit the Royal Mint website,

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