1 June marks National Fish and Chips Day. To celebrate this Great British dish, The Royal Mint has partnered with a selection* of fish and chip shops across Great Britain and Northern Ireland to release a limited number of special ‘fish and chip’ design 10p coins into tills from this weekend.
Created as part of The Great British Coin Hunt, the ‘Fish and Chips’ 10p coin celebrates one of the many things that makes Britain great. It was voted as the most quintessentially British dish according to the public (52%), beating a Sunday Roast (23%) and Cream Tea (7.4%).
To get your hands on one of these special 10p coins, visitors must simply make a cash purchase in one of a number of selected fish and chip shops across the UK and Northern Ireland. Alternatively, the coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint in a range of finishes, from uncirculated to silver proof.
Additional coins launched as part of The Great British Coin Hunt include cricket and the Loch Ness monster. The 26 coins map out the A-Z of what makes Britain great – from the Angel of the North to a Zebra Crossing.
Accompanying the physical Great British Coin Hunt collection, The Royal Mint has introduced the Great British Coin Hunt app, allowing coin hunters to create a digital collection of the coins they find in their change. Users can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play, to scan the coin with their camera, unlocking exclusive content and placing their coin into a digital folder. They can also link the app to their social media to share the treasures they find in their pockets and wallets.
A heat-map within the app shows where different coins are being found around the country and users can even use the app to have a go at designing their own coin.
The entire collection has been rolling out into circulation across the country and will be available at selected Post Offices. A collectors’ folder, and silver proof and uncirculated versions of the 10p coins are available to purchase from The Royal Mint website.
For more information visit www.royalmint/coinhunt
*Fish and chip shops where the special 10p coins can be found from this weekend:
- The Esk Café in Longtown, Cumbria
- Frydays of Kendal, Cumbria
- Fish and Chips@Weston Grove, Upton, Chester
- Fylde Fish Bar, Marshside, Southport, Merseyside