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BUNC Coins For Sale

BUNC Coins for sale direct from The Royal Mint in the UK. Click any Buy It Now button to check the latest availability.

 

David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin – Edition 4

David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - Edition 4Limited Edition 15,000
Price: £15.00
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David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin – Edition 3

David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - Edition 3 
Price: £15.00
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David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin – Edition 2

David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - Edition 2Limited Edition 15,000
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David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin – Edition 1

David Bowie 2020 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - Edition 1 
Price: £13.00
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Winnie the Pooh 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Winnie the Pooh 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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Winnie the Pooh 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Colour Coin

Winnie the Pooh 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Colour CoinLimited Edition 45,000
Price: £20.00
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Piglet 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Piglet 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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Piglet 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Colour Coin

Piglet 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Colour CoinLimited Edition 45,000
Price: £20.00
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Christopher Robin 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Christopher Robin 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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Christopher Robin 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Colour Coin

Christopher Robin 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Colour CoinLimited Edition 45,000
Price: £20.00
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Celebrating British Diversity 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Celebrating British Diversity 2020 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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Lunar Year of the Ox 2021 United Kingdom £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Lunar Year of the Ox 2021 United Kingdom £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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The Greyhound of Richmond 2021 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Greyhound of Richmond 2021 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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The Royal Mint 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Royal Mint 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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Pay Attention 007 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Pay Attention 007 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated CoinBrilliant Uncirculated
Price: £13.00
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My Lost Tooth Celebration Set

My Lost Tooth Celebration Set 
Price: £15.00
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The Remembrance Day 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Remembrance Day 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £17.00
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The Infamous Prison 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Infamous Prison 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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Lunar Year of the Rat 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Lunar Year of the Rat 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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The Queen’s Beasts The White Lion of Mortimer 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Queen's Beasts The White Lion of Mortimer 2020 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin£5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Price: £13.00
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The Gruffalo and Mouse 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Gruffalo and Mouse 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated CoinAvailable now
Price: £10.00
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The Tower of London Brilliant Uncirculated 4-Coin Series

The Tower of London Brilliant Uncirculated 4-Coin Series£13.00* per coin – £5.00 Holder – £57.00* Full Series Price
Price: £13.00
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Celebrating the Life of Stephen Hawking 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Celebrating the Life of Stephen Hawking 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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Peter Rabbit 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Peter Rabbit 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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The Gruffalo 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Gruffalo 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £10.00
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The 2019 United Kingdom Definitive Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set

The 2019 United Kingdom Definitive Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set 
Price: £30.00
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The Yeoman Warders 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Yeoman Warders 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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Legend of the Ravens 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Legend of the Ravens 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
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Royal Baby 2018 UK Silver Penny Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Royal Baby 2018 UK Silver Penny Brilliant Uncirculated CoinLimited Edition 15,000
Price: £30.00
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The 5th Birthday of HRH Prince George 2018 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The 5th Birthday of HRH Prince George 2018 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 
Price: £13.00
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Please note: Subject to availability. Prices shown are subject to change at any time due to the fluctuation in precious metal prices (Gold, Silver, Platinum). Please click on the Buy It Now button to see the current price and availability direct from The Royal Mint website.

What are BUNC coins?

BUNC Coins refers to coins minted by the Royal Mint in the UK to a higher standard than those you find in your pocket change.

  • Brilliant Uncirculated means a bright shiny coin direct from the mint that has not been touched by human hands since production.
  • Uncirculated means it hasn’t been in change before and comes in bags from the bank or Post Office. These may have dings from being in a bag with other coins.

BUNC is a short term for Brilliant Uncirculated also sometimes called BU coins.

Brilliant Uncirculated coins are intended as an entry-level collectible coin or as the perfect affordable gift for someone looking to mark a special occasion or year.

Like Proof coins, the dies used to strike Brilliant Uncirculated coins are polished and finished by hand.

The Brilliant Uncirculated blanks are machine-fed and struck twice. As a result, they are produced at a much quicker rate than Proof coins – around 100 per hour.

They offer a good level of design detail, but have a lower definition than Proof coins.

BUNC Colour Coins

More recently, the trend has been to issue BUNC coins with the options of either a plain coin or with a colour-printed decal.

Some eBay sellers also sell these decals so that you can apply them yourself.

Limited Edition Presentations

The Royal Mint also releases the same BUNC coins in different packaging, sometimes in limited editions. For example, the 2020 David Bowie coins were issued in different BUNC designs.

BUNC Coins
BUNC Coins

To find these watch out for the term LEP or Limited Edition on coin sales listings. LEP means Limited Edition Presentation and will be accompanied by how many coins are being minted.

BUNC Coin Sets

BUNC Coin Sets
BUNC Coin Sets

BUNC Coin Sets are issued by The Royal Mint in the UK each year for British Coin collectors who want to buy a set of coins in a package rather than one-by-one.

These are referred to as Annual Coin Sets

This is a great way to increase your coin collection since some BUNC coins are only available as part of coin sets, and not issued individually.

BUNC Coin sets are collected by year or topic such as the 50 years of the 50p Military and Culture coin sets.

What are BUNC Coins made of?

BUNC coins from The Royal Mint are usually made from base metal, such as Cupro-Nickel, although they can also be made of silver or gold.

Most Brilliant Uncirculated coins are struck in base metal. Brilliant Uncirculated coins and bullion coins are struck to a similar standard, without the extra finishing and detail provided on Silver or Gold Proof coins.

The lack of any silver or gold in the regular version content keeps them in a more affordable price range, usually from £10 to £15 each.

How to store BUNC coins?

BUNC coins are usually sold in presentation packaging so the best way to store them is to keep them in that original package.

Coin collectors will pay more to coins in “sealed” (in a bag) condition.

Some coin collections prefer to use coin capsules to better display their collections. This will allow you to show many coins in a smaller display.

The main thing to know is that BUNC coins are free from contact with other coins when you buy them, so make sure not to put your BUNCs all together where knocking into each other can cause dings and damage to your precious coin collection.

Are BUNC Coins Rare?

BUNC coin mintage figures are difficult to come-by as they as many more are issued compared to proof coins.

Some BUNC coins are not rare but can be considered “error coins” such as the TEAM GB 2020 50p, issue to celebrate the 2020 Olympics (that never took place due to COVID-19). This BUNC coin is very sought-after, and NGC Graded examples sell for hundreds of pounds.

Coin Grading

If you really want to be sure of the authenticity and grading of a coin then you need to use a professional coin-grading service such as NGC or PCGS.

They follow the Sheldon Coin Grading scale:

UncirculatedMS-60, MS-61, MS-62
Select or Choice UncirculatedMS-63
Choice UncirculatedMS-63, MS-64
Gem UncirculatedMS-65, MS-66
Superb Gem UncirculatedMS-67, MS-68, MS-69
Perfect UncirculatedMS-70

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