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UK reveals rainbow 50p coin to mark 50th anniversary of Pride

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UK reveals rainbow 50p coin to mark 50th anniversary of Pride

The coin honours the anniversary of the first official Pride UK event in 1972

Farouq Suleiman

Britain’s Royal Mint has unveiled a special new commemorative rainbow-coloured 50p coin as a tribute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pride UK movement.

The coin, designed by east London artist and LGBTQ+ activist Dominique Holmes, uses state-of-the-art printing technology to emboss it with the colours of the Pride progress flag.

“It humbles me greatly that the words that I coined for the brand — protest, visibility, unity and equality — will be on an actual coin, opposite the queen,” Asad Shaykh, director of marketing and communications at Pride in London said...

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