Two and a half million special 50ps to be put into circulation from Monday

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Around two and a half million new coins will be put into circulation on Monday. 

Officials say the coins will honour the profound contribution minority communities have made to UK history.

The new 50ps form part of a broader official plan to include a wider range of people on coins and notes in the future, according to the Treasury. 

The coins features the words “Diversity Built Britain” and a geodome shape that is designed to represent connection and strength. 

Their design was created by Dominique Evans, a mixed-race woman who has previously designed coins to mark VE Day, the sapphire coronation and Jane Austen.  

Chancellor Rishi Sunak commissioned the coins earlier this year after discussions

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