First ever £20 coin unveiled by the Royal Mint

The first ever £20 coin has been created. The Benedetto Pistrucci-designed silver coin will carry the classic design of St George and the Dragon, normally associated with the gold sovereign, and recently used to commemorate the birth of Prince George on a silver £5 crown.

First-ever £20 denomination coin unveiled by the Royal Mint. Credit: Hope and Glory PR/PA

It is the first time the Royal Mint has produced a £20 coin, and only 250,000 have been made. The new coin is expected to sell out quickly to UK residents only via the Royal Mint website.

Shane Bissett, director of commemorative coins at the Royal Mint, said: "We hope this new £20 coin will spark a future love of coin collecting amongst young and old alike and a greater number of people get to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into producing all of our nation's coins."