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The Sir Isaac Newton 50p coin marks the achievements of one-time Master of The Royal Mint, Sir Isaac Newton, who was pivotal in improving assaying techniques and refining weights and measures to an exacting standard never seen before, as well as undertaking pioneering work in the fields of physics and astronomy for which he is more widely known.

It is a century since our royal family changed their name to Windsor during the First World War and the centenary of The House of Windsor is marked on a 2017 UK £5 Coin.

2017 marks 1,000 years since the coronation of King Canute, the Viking Warrior who became the first King of a unified England. The momentus anniversary is marked on a UK £5 - the first time that a 1,000 year anniversary has been celebrated on a Royal Mint coin!