Craig Mackinlay MP has called for there to be a commemorate coin to mark the UK leaving the European Union.
After putting the idea to ministers, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP, agreed with the South Thanet MP that “there could be an argument for one to commemorate the next chapter in our national story.”
Mr Jenrick has promised to ensure Craig’s idea is passed onto the Secretary of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Design of Coins, Medals, Seals and Decorations (RMAC), Dr Kevin Clancy, who advises the Chancellor on such matters.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“The 50p coin has long been the coin of choice to mark important dates in our history. For example, such coins were produced on our accession to the European Economic Community, the UK's Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the completion of the Single European Market, and even one for the 100th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter.
“The truly vast number of previous commemorative 50p coins cover many landmark events, some quite surprising, and so a coin that marks the UK’s leaving the EU would be very appropriate.
“I am grateful to the Exchequer Secretary, Mr Jenrick, for the keen interest he has taken in this matter and I very much hope that RMAC will seriously consider recommending my suggestion to the Chancellor for final approval.”