Countries remember significant historic events in a variety of ways. Along with public commemorations, celebrations, and prayers, countries like the U.K. mark important anniversaries of historic events by releasing commemorative coins. These coins also may be minted to recall the people involved in such events. When you want to add one of these coins to your own collection of currency, you can contact the appropriate organizations like the London Mint Office and other governmental agencies to request yours today.
Requesting a Coin for Yourself
Getting a coin for yourself is simple and convenient. It used to be that you would have to write to the office or call a customer service number. These methods proved to be burdensome and time consuming.
Today, however, you can use the Internet to ask for your own free coin. The website has an online form that you can fill out and submit for immediate consideration. Once it is received, the coin will be mailed out to your household. Each household in the U.K. is entitled to one free coin. You can get yours quickly by going online to request it. The coins are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Minted for Longevity
The coins are minted to last for years. They are covered in genuine materials like bronze so that they will not chip, crack, break, or fade. You can add it to your collection and have it to look back on years from now.
The coin is also designed and minted by the medalist to the queen. This medalist’s design bears the likeness of the people involved in the historic event. You will be able to recognize the faces of the people instantly without having to guess about the likeness on the coin.
The coin is uncirculated and thus cannot be used as currency. Nonetheless, it does retain its value and can become more valuable over time. It may be important for you to guard your coin well and to ensure that it stays in a protective case during the time it is in your collection. This protective action helps prevent the coin from losing its value.
Other Special Offers
The event for which the coin is minted is one of many that the mint commemorates. When you want to collect coins for other significant events, you can check the box under the request form to ask for information about other special minted coins.
You can choose which ones to request without any obligation. Some of the coins may be free while others might be available for a minimal cost. You might also have to pay for shipping and handling. These details will be provided for you on the website.
Remembering special events like military battles is possible by collecting special commemorative coins. Requesting the coins is possible by using the Internet and logging onto the issuing office’s website. The coin may be available for free. Each household is typically entitled to one special coin.