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One of Scotland's favourite sons, Robert Burns is one of the great literary figures in British history. On the 250th anniversary of his birth, a £2 coin celebrates his life and work and is beautifully presented in a colourful presentation folder.
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, the Royal Mint has struck a new commemorative £5 coin for 2008 with a specially designed reverse.
In 1509 Henry VIII acceded to the throne of England. To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the accession of one of the most famous of kings the Royal Mint has produced a £5 coin featuring a classic portrait of the Tudor monarch.
Concorde, the remarkable supersonic passenger aircraft, on 24 October 2003 made its final flight and to mark five years since Concorde was decommissioned the Royal Mint has produced a limited-edition £5 coin for the issuing authority of Alderney.