The coin, which won’t enter circulation, was designed by London artist, author and LGBTQ+ activist Dominique Holmes.
The standard picture of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on one facet, whereas the reverse options 5 small rainbows — the image of Pride. The central rainbow bears the phrase “pride,” whereas the others are embellished with Pride in London’s values of protest, visibility, unity and equality. State-of-the-art printing expertise was used to create the particular version coloration impact, the mint mentioned.
“This queer brown immigrant has come a good distance, powered by hope, love and this metropolis. Nowhere on the planet had this been doable, besides the UK. Pride in London feels very proud at present.”
A historical past of the rainbow flag
Clare Maclennan, director of commemorative cash on the Royal Mint, mentioned within the assertion: “The 50th Anniversary of Pride UK is a milestone celebration, and it’s a privilege to mark 50 years of progress with this 50p coin. This is the primary ever UK coin devoted to Britain’s LGBTQ+ neighborhood, with color printing expertise capturing the spirit of Pride UK with its iconic rainbow colors.”
The coin can be that can be purchased from the Royal Mint web site this summer season.