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Angel of the North celebrated on the Royal Mint's coins

Angel 10p at Angel

The Royal Mint has partnered with Gateshead to celebrate the Angel of the North and The Royal Mint's 10 pence pieces featuring the iconic sculpture. The region is celebrating the Angel's 20th anniversary this year. 

A limited number of the coins, depicting the Angel of the North will be placed in tills in Gateshead Leisure Centre café and Gateshead Central Library shop from this weekend, and are available on a first come, first served basis.

To get your hands on one of these special 10p coins, visitors must simply visit Gateshead Leisure Centre or Gateshead Central Library where they will have a chance to find one in their change when they make a purchase from the café or shop. Alternatively, the coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint in a range of finishes, from uncirculated to silver proof.

Created as part of The Great British Coin Hunt, the 'Angel of the North' 10p coin celebrates one of the many things that makes Britain great. The contemporary sculpture, by Antony Gormley, was voted the most iconic landmark in the north of the UK (25%), beating Blackpool Pier (13%), the Yorkshire Dales (9%) and even Edinburgh Castle (15%).

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure said "We were honoured when we received the call from The Royal Mint to discuss the Angel of the North as the design for one of the new 10p coins. The Angel is not just an icon for Gateshead and the North East, it's an international landmark which has brought regeneration, jobs and pride to the area. This is a fitting tribute to the sculpture currently celebrating its 20th anniversary."

"We're delighted that we now have some of the new coins in our tills and we would encourage everyone to visit Gateshead Leisure Centre and Gateshead Central Library to see if they find an Angel in their change."

Additional coins launched as part of The Great British Coin Hunt include fish and chips, cricket, and the Loch Ness monster. The 26 coins map out the A-Z of what makes Britain great - from the Angel of the North to a Zebra Crossing.

Accompanying the physical Great British Coin Hunt collection, The Royal Mint has introduced the Great British Coin Hunt app, allowing coin hunters to create a digital collection of the coins they find in their change. Users can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play, to scan the coin with their camera, unlocking exclusive content and placing their coin into a digital folder. They can also link the app to their social media to share the treasures they find in their pockets and wallets.

A heat-map within the app shows where different coins are being found around the country and users can even use the app to have a go at designing their own coin.

The entire collection has been rolling out into circulation across the country and will be available at selected Post Offices. A collectors' folder, and silver proof and uncirculated versions of the 10p coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint website.

 

Angel 10p at Angel
25 May 2018

The Royal Mint has partnered with Gateshead to celebrate the Angel of the North and The Royal Mint's 10 pence pieces featuring the iconic sculpture. The region is celebrating the Angel's 20th anniversary this year. 

A limited number of the coins, depicting the Angel of the North will be placed in tills in Gateshead Leisure Centre café and Gateshead Central Library shop from this weekend, and are available on a first come, first served basis.

To get your hands on one of these special 10p coins, visitors must simply visit Gateshead Leisure Centre or Gateshead Central Library where they will have a chance to find one in their change when they make a purchase from the café or shop. Alternatively, the coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint in a range of finishes, from uncirculated to silver proof.

Created as part of The Great British Coin Hunt, the 'Angel of the North' 10p coin celebrates one of the many things that makes Britain great. The contemporary sculpture, by Antony Gormley, was voted the most iconic landmark in the north of the UK (25%), beating Blackpool Pier (13%), the Yorkshire Dales (9%) and even Edinburgh Castle (15%).

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure said "We were honoured when we received the call from The Royal Mint to discuss the Angel of the North as the design for one of the new 10p coins. The Angel is not just an icon for Gateshead and the North East, it's an international landmark which has brought regeneration, jobs and pride to the area. This is a fitting tribute to the sculpture currently celebrating its 20th anniversary."

"We're delighted that we now have some of the new coins in our tills and we would encourage everyone to visit Gateshead Leisure Centre and Gateshead Central Library to see if they find an Angel in their change."

Additional coins launched as part of The Great British Coin Hunt include fish and chips, cricket, and the Loch Ness monster. The 26 coins map out the A-Z of what makes Britain great - from the Angel of the North to a Zebra Crossing.

Accompanying the physical Great British Coin Hunt collection, The Royal Mint has introduced the Great British Coin Hunt app, allowing coin hunters to create a digital collection of the coins they find in their change. Users can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play, to scan the coin with their camera, unlocking exclusive content and placing their coin into a digital folder. They can also link the app to their social media to share the treasures they find in their pockets and wallets.

A heat-map within the app shows where different coins are being found around the country and users can even use the app to have a go at designing their own coin.

The entire collection has been rolling out into circulation across the country and will be available at selected Post Offices. A collectors' folder, and silver proof and uncirculated versions of the 10p coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint website.

 

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