The Royal Mint have released 26 new and quirky 10p coin designs

Thursday, 1st March 2018, 10:25 am
Updated Thursday, 1st March 2018, 10:25 am
From the Angel of the North to zebra crossings, the new 10p coins celebrate all things British (Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

An unusual new run of 10 pence coins is now in circulation, each with a unique design that celebrates the quintessential things that make Britain great.

The 26 coins (one for each letter of the alphabet) depict everything from a traditional English breakfast to the Loch Ness monster.

Recognisable landmarks featured include the Angel of the North, the Houses of Parliament and Stonehenge.

The new coins are in circulation from today (Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

James Bond, King Arthur and the National Health Service are also honoured in the new series.

Some of the quirkier coins pay homage to the British institutions of fish and chips, queuing and teapots.

Coin collecting in a digital age

Collectors' versions of the coins are available to buy from the Royal Mint website.

Alternatively, those searching for the new designs the old fashioned way can use the free and official Coin Hunt app (available for both iOS and Android devices) to digitally catalogue the special coins they receive in change.

Once downloaded, simply use your phone camera to scan the coin and log it.

The app includes a heat map highlighting locations where certain coins are being found, and can be linked up to social media.