Commerative Salvation Army Coin Produced By the Royal Mint

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom is issuing a special £5 coin honouring 150 years of The Salvation Army. The coin is to be struck for Alderney – one of the Channel Islands situated between the south coast of England and France. A Royal Mint representative says that, having made contact with their colleagues around the world, they believe this is the first Salvation Army coin created by an official mint.

The first limited edition sterling silver coin was minted on last month by Lieut-Colonel Eddie Hobgood (International Congress Coordinator) and the second by Major John Murray (International Headquarters Communications and Literary Secretary). The two visitors were also given opportunity to speak to the team involved in the coin production, explaining the history of The Salvation Army and its current ministry in 126 countries.

The Royal Mint’s Director of Commemorative Coin and Medals, Shane Bissett, says: 'This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary and evolution of this much-loved organisation - still bringing hope to people today.' Lieut-Colonel Hobgood adds, 'The Salvation Army is grateful to The Royal Mint for its extraordinary recognition in this, our 150th year.'

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