New 50p coin that marks diversity in Britain crowned 2020’s most loved design

The Coin of the Year winner has been crowned by the Royal Mint.

Members of the public have been voting for their favourite designs and the winner can finally be revealed.

The Diversity Built Britain 50p coin, which went into circulation in October, is the nation's most loved design.

It is believed around 10 million coins with the new design entered circulation on October 19.

The new 50p was commissioned by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of plans to include a wider range of people on coins and notes.

Posting on Twitter, Mr Sunak said: "I have seen first-hand the contribution made by ethnic minority communities to Britain's history.

"This is why I backed the 'We Too Built Britain' campaign and requested the @RoyalMintUK introduced this new coin to celebrate it."

Now months after it entered circulation, the Diversity Built Britain coin has been voted the nation's favourite.

Designs this year included Rosalind Franklin, James Bond as well as Winnie the Pooh and friends.

The Diversity Built Britain coin was designed by the Royal Mint's Dominique Evans, who has a number of coin designs in her portfolio.

Dominique also designed the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the Queen's Sapphire coronation too.

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The 50p coin features interconnected triangles and the commemorative range is available to purchase.

Also the uncirculated, silver and gold editions are all available to order online.

She said: "When designing this coin, I began by thinking about the people who inspire me and what diversity has meant in my life.

"I believe that no matter where you are born, we all belong under the same sky and this was the starting point of the design."

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Anne Jessopp, CEO of the Royal Mint, said: "Britain's history is rich and diverse.

"For more than 1,100 years, the nation's story has been told through coins by the Royal Mint and a narrative carried in the pockets.

"The contribution of ethnic minority communities has been such an important part of that story but has often gone unrecognised.

"This coin has been created to celebrate all the people who have made Britain what it is today."

The Diversity Built Britain 50p coin was also released during Black History Month.

It was voted favourite by 864 people, with 157 more votes than the coin in second place.

The Withdrawal from the European Union coin, which marks the UK leaving the EU, came in second.

While the Remembrance Day coin was third as the Royal Mint commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior.

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