Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm of the charity, and all profits from retail sales are gift-aided to the charity to enable us to continue to conserve these fabulous palaces for future generations.
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- The 2017 Annual Sets, containing the definitive circulating coins, are the first to include the new 12-sided £1 coin. The Nations of the Crown 2017 UK £1 coin was designed by 15 year old David Pearce following a public competition. This is the first opportunity to own a new £1 coin before they enter circulation in 2017. The commemorative coins of 2017: −A £5 coin marks the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of King Canute, the Viking conqueror hailed the first ‘king of all England’. −A century of royal service is commemorated by a £5 coin marking the 100th anniversary of the creation of the House of Windsor. −The 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, one of the best-loved English novelists, is marked with a £2 coin. −A £2 coin pays tribute to the aviators of the First World War and their sacrifices in the race for supremacy of the skies. The Royal Mint continues to work with Imperial War Museums as part of our programme of commemoration of the First World War. −The legacy of Sir Isaac Newton, genius of the Scientific Revolution and one of the most famous men ever to perform the role of Master of the Mint, is remembered with a 50p coin. The five commemorative issues of 2017 −The year’s eight circulating coins −Struck in their circulating alloys to Proof standard −Certain sets include the first of the new 12-sided £1 coins before they enter circulation −Selected sets include The Premium Medal or The Royal Mint Medal - only available in these sets