A UK definitive coin from the Royal Mint is a coin that is intended for general circulation in the United Kingdom. These coins are produced by the Royal Mint, which is the official mint of the United Kingdom. They are available in a range of denominations, from 1p to £2.
The designs of definitive coins are typically changed infrequently, and they often feature symbols that are associated with the United Kingdom, such as the Royal Arms or Britannia.
The current designs of the UK’s definitive coins were introduced in 2023, following the accession of King Charles III to the throne. These designs feature flora and fauna that symbolise the four nations of the UK – a rose for England, a daffodil for Wales, a thistle for Scotland and a shamrock representing Northern Ireland.
Definitive coins are made from a variety of materials, depending on the denomination. The 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coins are made from nickel-plated steel. The 50p coin is made from a cupro-nickel alloy.