Commemorative 50p coins ordered for latest Brexit departure date

The Government has ordered a new commemorative Brexit 50p coin after the delay to the UK's exit from the EU forced the Royal Mint to destroy the previous batch.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 9:10 am

Chancellor Sajid Javid originally ordered production of the celebratory coins in advance of the original departure date of October 31.

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The delay meant about a million coins had to be melted down and the metal put aside until a new departure date was confirmed.

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They will also feature the slogan "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations".