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2024 United Kingdom 200th Anniversary of RNLI One Tenth Ounce Gold Proof Coin

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Marking the 200th Anniversary of an iconic charity

2024 marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in 1824. In the 200 years since, the RNLI has saved over 144,000 lives around the coastline of the British Isles.

To mark this key anniversary for this hugely important national charity, a brand-new gold coin has been released by the Royal Mint which can now be secured in limited numbers from Harrington & Byrne.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

The RNLI exists today thanks to the vision of one man, Sir William Hillary. Living on the Isle of Man, Hillary had learnt first-hand the dangerous nature of the sea, witnessing dozens of shipwrecks and helping save many lives with other locals.

On 4 March 1824, he gathered more than 30 influential Londoners, a group that consisted of aristocrats, clerics, politicians, naval officers, brokers, bankers, merchants and philanthropists, at the City of London Tavern in Bishopsgate. They unanimously passed 12 resolutions that still stand as part of the RNLI’s charter today. These include treating the subjects of all nations equally, whether at peace or during war, and awarding medals for bravery to individuals who save lives.

During its 200 years, the RNLI has been responsible for saving over 144,000 lives around our coastline. Since 2021, the RNLI has been operating over 240 lifeguard patrols across the beaches of the United Kingdom and Channel Islands – funded by donations and operated by thousands of volunteers across the country.

200th anniversary release

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Royal Mint has issued a brand-new gold proof tribute in collaboration with the charity – the first time ever that the RNLI has been honoured on a United Kingdom coin.

Struck in a tenth of an ounce of 24 Carat Gold to the most immaculate Proof finish, this superb release boasts a reverse by prolific artist John Bergdahl, who is famous for creating a number of official UK coin. In the centre is the RNLI’s official flag, surrounded by a Kisbee life ring which was used by the organisation to help those in danger at sea as early as 1855. Meanwhile, appearing on the obverse is the UK’s official definitive coinage portrait of King Charles III by Martin Jennings.

Limited numbers available

Undoubtedly is one of the key commemorative releases for 2024, the UK’s sold out 2024 200th Anniversary of the RNLI Tenth Ounce Gold Proof Coin is now in extremely high demand so should be secured immediately to avoid missing out.

The United Kingdom gold proof coin comes housed in an official Royal Mint Presentation with a Certificate of Authenticity. It truly is the perfect release to mark this key anniversary for the charity and for the nation it helps keep safe.

Key Issue Information:

  • Introducing the brand-new United Kingdom Tenth Ounce Gold Proof Coin release, issued by the Royal Mint to mark the 200th Anniversary of the RNLI
  • The new coin has been expertly struck in 24 Carat Gold to the most immaculate Proof finish
  • Created in collaboration with the RNLI, the coin’s design is by John Bergdahl and incorporates the institution’s personal flag and logo
  • Issued with a mintage of only 500 pieces, this coveted coin is no longer available at the Royal Mint
  • Comes housed in an official Royal Mint Presentation Case with a Certificate of Authenticity

Metal: 24 Carat Gold

Year of issue: 2024

Edition Limit: 500

Diameter: 16.50mm

Weight: 3.13g

Finish: Proof

Obverse: King Charles III

Reverse: RNLI 200th Anniversary 

Country of issue: United Kingdom


Delivery via Royal Mail

Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days

Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom




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