The Great British Coin Hunt

The Great British Coin Hunt

The First 10-Pence Great British Coin Hunt

The Great British Coin Hunt is a fun activity in which coins are collected containing the letters A through Z.  There are actually several coin hunts, one each for a number of denominations.  Today is the first ever ten-pence coin hunt.  The coins each contain a single large letter of the alphabet.  And, the coins can be purchased from the Royal Mint.  The problem is that the Great British Coin Hunt for the ten-pence coins is so popular the Royal Mint’s website has established a queue just to get in.  The wait time is reasonable, but there is a wait time.  Earlier, the website apparently crashed.


Some credit for the overwhelming traffic to the Royal Mint’s website is being ascribed to the storm gripping the British Isles.


Below is a link to the Royal Mint’s YouTube.



The Great British Coin Hunt Varieties

The Options

The ten-pence coins come in a base metal variety, and a silver variety.  The silver coins are, of course, more desirable.


The silver coins are 6.5 grams of Sterling silver.  Sterling silver is 0.925 purity.  Each of the silver coins is available as a proof coin that is encapsulated and comes with a nice box.


Royal Mint Image: 10-Pence Coin

iconiconThe Great British Coin Hunt Albums

The Albums Are Available at the Royal Mint

While albums for the Great British Coin Hunt are available in a variety of styles from different publishers, the Royal Mint has an album that is quite nice.  The Royal Mint album will hold all twenty-six coins.  It is possible to purchase albums directly from the Royal Mint.


The Great British Coin Hunt

Coin Designs


The Royal Mint has a total of twenty-six different designs.  Not only do the coins have a different large letter on the reverse, but the reverse has a unique image that is associated with the letter.  This makes the coins differ from each other.


The different designs make selecting different coins from circulation easier.  One has to just look at the reverse of each coin and see which coin it is.  And, while it is easiest to order these coins from the royal Mint, it is probably much more fun to look over the change you get over time.


The obverse of each coin is the effigy of queen Elizabeth II.


Royal Mint Image: The Great British Coin Hunt Album


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