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UK's Royal Mint releases Tower of London coins

IANS  |  London 

The latest coins from the UK's celebrating the iconic Tower of were released, that feature the Warders who have watched over the tower and its collections, including the for generations.

Following on from the coin, the Warders coin continues the epic story of one of Britain's most iconic heritage sites, a Unesco World Heritage site, reported.

In order to become a Warders recruits, both men and women, must have served in the of 22 years and must also have reached the rank of

They were once part of the Yeomen of the Guard, the monarch's bodyguards who accompanied and protected kings or queens everywhere they went.

In Tudor times, believed such an important building as the Tower of also needed special protection, and so the took on a new duty. The Yeoman Warders were formed for this specific task, which they still carry out today.

said on Thursday: "The Yeoman Warders are such an iconic part of British History and an integral part of the Tower of No visit to the Tower is possible without the Warders and we are delighted to be celebrating their history of service with this coin. The coin also featuring a special Tower mint mark that represents the relationship between the and The "

from Historic Royal Palaces said: "We are thrilled to be working with The Royal Mint on these stunning coins, which celebrate the Yeoman Warders long and distinguished service and vital contribution to British history."

The reverse design of each coin in the collection shows a section of the ancient walls and also features a special Tower mint mark, which is the first time this has appeared on a British coin and is a sign of authenticity and trust. It depicts the White Tower, demonstrating the link between the and The Royal Mint, which operated within the fortress for centuries.

The collection includes coins featuring he Legend of the Ravens, The and the Yeoman Warders.

The coins are in denominations of five pounds, 10 pounds, 25 pounds.



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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 08:48 IST