Brexit commemorative 50 pence coin that bears the words “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations” is pictured in an unknown location and uploaded to social media on January 26, 2020. HM TREASURY/Handout via REUTERS
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain unveiled on Sunday a new 50 pence coin minted to mark the country’s departure from the European Union, which bears the inscription “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations” and the Brexit date of 31 January 2020.
About three million of the coins will be distributed from banks, post offices and shops from Friday, the government said, with another seven million entering circulation later in the year.
Finance Minister Sajid Javid, who is also Master of the Mint, was presented with the first batch of coins.
“Leaving the European Union is a turning