OREANDA-NEWSIn the UK, 50-pence coins, previously minted in honor of the country's exit from the European Union, will be destroyed, reports the American media with reference to its sources. According to the agency, the reason for this was a change in the Brexit date, appointed earlier on October 31, 2019. This date was indicated on the coins.

Sources of Bloomberg claim that hundreds of thousands of already minted coins will be sent for re-melting. A Treasury spokesman told the media that a coin marking Britain’s exit from the EU will be minted, "whenever it happens". On October 28, European Council President Donald Tusk said that EU leaders agreed to approve a request from the UK authorities to postpone Brexit until January 31, 2020. Later, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office announced that the head of the British government had agreed to transfer Brexit.

In August 2019, it was reported that Chancellor of the Treasury Sajid Javid plans to release several million 50-pennies with the inscription Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations by August 31, dedicated to Britain leaving the country. EU At the same time, his predecessor Philip Hammond planned to issue only 10 thousand commemorative coins and sell them to collectors at £ 10 apiece.