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Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid

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Sajid Javid with the new coinImage copyright PA Media
Image caption The coins had to be re-produced after Brexit became as soon as delayed

A commemorative 50p coin marking the UK’s departure from the EU has been unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid.

The coins undergo the inscription “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all countries” and the date of 31 January.

Mr Javid had first ordered manufacturing of the coins upfront of the UK’s usual 31 October departure date.

However theBrexit delayintended about 1,000,000 coins had to be melted down and the steel build apart till a brand contemporary exit date became as soon as confirmed.

‘New chapter’

About three million Brexit coins will enter circulation around the UK from Friday, with a additional seven million to be added later in the 300 and sixty five days.

Mr Javid, who’s Grasp of the Mint, became as soon as given basically the necessary batch of coins and must calm ticket one to Top Minister Boris Johnson this week.

As half of the start of the coin, the Royal Mint will open the doors of its south Wales HQfor 24 hours on 31 January (from 00: 01 to 23.59) to let other americans fabricate their have commemorative Brexit coins.

Mr Javid acknowledged: “Leaving the European Union is a turning point in our history and this coin marks the starting of this contemporary chapter.”

The European Parliament is expected to approve the Withdrawal Settlement on Wednesday, afterthe PM this week signed the treaty paving the come for the UK to leave on 31 January.

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