2018 Five Pound Coin – The Nutcracker


The 2018 Five Pound Coin - The Nutcracker 

This coin was the official Royal Mint Christmas coin 2018. Originally it was housed in a Christmas card ready for giving.

The Reverse, by Harry Brockway, depicts the characters of The Nutcracker: snowflakes, Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Soldier.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Images used by permission of The Royal Mint


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2018 ?
The Monarch is Elizabeth II and UK Prime Minister is Theresa May (Conservative). Brexit, anti-Brexit and no-deal dominates politics and the entire UK. #MeToo Movement gathers momentum. Warnings About Climate Change Mount. USA President Donald Trump Triggers a Trade War with China and others, and historically meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry. Facebook has major scandal with privacy. The UK's largest toy retailer, Toys "R" Us, goes bust. France beat Croatia 4–2 to win the World Cup. Israel win the Eurovision Song Contest.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Five Pound Coins
As Crowns were redenominated from 25p (five shillings) to £5 in 1990, this category contains the newer 'decimal crowns'. We call them five pound coins because there are quite a number of these and the Royal Mint doesn't always refer to them as Crowns, although they seem to have the same weight and general dimensions. For the older, traditional coins see our Crowns category.

The Royal Mint issue many £5 coins both individually and as a series. They are all commemorative and are usually available as BU and silver, often gold and sometimes with other series variants like 1oz, 5oz, 10oz, etc. There are always plenty on ebay.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Five Pound Coins page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
2018 Brilliant Uncirculated The Nutcracker Five Pound £5 Coin BU Royal Mint
2018 Brilliant Uncirculated The Nutcracker Five Pound £5 Coin BU Royal Mint
£ 24.95
2018 The Nutcracker UK £5 Five Pounds Coin BU Royal Mint Sealed Pack
2018 The Nutcracker UK £5 Five Pounds Coin BU Royal Mint Sealed Pack
£ 14.95
1990 ~ 2021 FIVE 5 POUND COINS IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PACKS BU BUNC
1990 ~ 2021 FIVE 5 POUND COINS IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PACKS BU BUNC
£ 27.00
2018 Strike Your Own £5 Nutcracker Coin From The Royal Mint Experience
2018 Strike Your Own £5 Nutcracker Coin From The Royal Mint Experience
£ 80.00
2018 THE NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS CARD 5 POUND ROYAL MINT PACK BU BUNC
2018 THE NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS CARD 5 POUND ROYAL MINT PACK BU BUNC
£ 16.50
2018 THE NUTCRACKER carded bu 5 pound coin
2018 THE NUTCRACKER carded bu 5 pound coin
£ 24.95
The Christmas Nutcracker 2018 Royal Mint Coin UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated
The Christmas Nutcracker 2018 Royal Mint Coin UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated
£ 16.99
Nutcracker Christmas £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Royal Mint Coin Card 2018 Rare
Nutcracker Christmas £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Royal Mint Coin Card 2018 Rare
£ 16.99

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