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United Kingdom Coins 2007

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve my recommendation that the following coin should be issued in 2007:

A £2 coin to mark the 300th anniversary in 2007 of the Act of Union between England and Scotland.

This coin will be in addition to a crown piece to celebrate the diamond wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, a £2 coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade and a fifty pence to commemorate the centenary of the Scouting movement.

Collector versions of all these coins will be released at a premium above face value. In the case of the £2 coins and the fifty pence piece, during the course of 2007 versions will also become available at face value from banks and post offices.