Battle of Waterloo: Commemorative Coins

HM Treasury written question – answered at on 26 March 2015.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision by the European Council not to produce a coin commemorating the battle of Waterloo, whether they will instruct the Royal Mint to strike a special £1 coin to celebrate this British victory.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

Every year, The Royal Mint issues a series of coins to mark anniversaries that reflect British history, traditions and identity. In 2015, it commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a UK £5 coin. The design is an interpretation of the famous painting by Daniel Maclise, which depicts the meeting of the Duke of Wellington and Blucher after the Battle of Waterloo, and which still hangs in the House of Lords today.

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