My weird hobby

In case you didn't know already or even guessed, I am weird. Yes, I know, shock horror! And since I am, of course I have a weird hobby as well.

Now, any other 21 year old girl may have a hobby in dancing, collecting makeup (although, I am a self confessed lipstick addict) or actually socialising but no, you can keep your beauty products and your dance shoes because I am a coin collector. Yep, you read that right! So much so that I literally have everyone looking in their purses to see if they have any cool coins I can have (obviously giving the money back to them with an ordinary coin).

I started in 2012 when the London 2012 Olympic Games launched a 50p coin franchise to celebrate the major sporting event but I started getting into it last year and well, as I have a few of them, I haven't looked back since.
Because of this, I thought I would share my collection so far with you all as I am quite proud of how many I have collected.

So here is 'My weird hobby'...

Here is my full coin collection so far, I worked out I have £26 I think.

And now a close up of my beauties haha!
I will say what they are for and the year they have on the back/front and any information that is on the coin but I also researched on Royal Mint website.
Let's begin!

Celebrating English composer Benjamin Britten's 100th Birthday (2013)
150 years of Public Libraries (2000)
Olympic 2012 Games Equestrian (2011)
Olympic 2012 Games Sailing (2011)
Olympic 2012 Games Table Tennis (2011)

Celebrating 100 years of Girlguiding UK (2010)
Olympic 2012 Games Athletics (2011)
Celebrating the 50 years of the DNA (double helix) discovery (2003)
Cricket (1999)
Floral emblem of Wales (2013)
Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit character coin (2016)
Celebrating 350 years of the Guinea (2013)

Olympic 2012 Games Modern Pentathlon (2011)
Celebrating 50 years of organisation WWF (2011)
100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's death (2010)

Ginuea coin again
Peter Rabbit coin again
150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross (2006)
That one is just a random one pound coin I like

Celebrating 800 years of Magna Carter (2015)
Olympic 2012 Games Fencing (2011)
Olympic 2012 Games Basketball (2011)

Ballwick of Jersey (1997)
Olympic 2012 Games Archery (2011)

50 years of the NHS (1998)
1987 Commonwealth Games in Scotland (1987)
Floral emblem for Northern Ireland (2014)
Floral emblem for Scotland (2014)
150th Anniversary of the institution of the Victoria Cross (2006)

Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire (2007)
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow (2014)
250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (2005)

Olympic 2012 Games Shooting (2011)
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Christopher Ironside (2013)
Royal Arms for UK (2015)
A little update for you but I have just found another two coins to add to the collection!

A random castle design (2001)
The 100th Anniversary of the First World War Outbreak (2014)
Well there you have, my ever growing coin collection!
What a weird but wonderful hobby, even if it very odd when you are 21!
Until next time
All photographs are my own!


  1. This is so cool, I always like checking out the different designs on coins but to see them all together looks really awesome! The only coin we have that's 'special' is one of those 20ps that didn't have a year on them and were put out in error, haha!

    Beth x

    1. I love looking at them me, as you can tell! Some really pretty ones out there as well! And ooo, that is cool! Haven't heard of that so now I will be checking 20ps also now! x


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