Royal Mint is making a rainbow 50p coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement in the UK.
The coin feature rainbows with the Pride progression flag and was been designed by Dominique Holmes, an east London artist, writer, and LGBTQ+ activist.
The commemorative 50p, which is only available online, has been created through a partnership between Pride in London and the Royal Mint and a donation will be made to London LGBT Community Pride as part of the launch.
Asad Shaykh, Pride in London's director of marketing and communications told the BBC it was a "privilege" to see it minted.
"It humbles me greatly that the words that I coined for the brand- protest, visibility, unity and equality - will be on an actual coin, opposite the Queen," he said.
He added: "Nowhere in the world had this been possible, except the UK. Pride in London feels very proud today."
The Royal Mint's director of commemorative coin, Clare Maclennan, said the anniversary was "a milestone celebration" and would use hi-tech colour printing technology to "capture the spirit of Pride UK".
However, it has drawn some criticism on social media:
If the LGBT+ Community just budgeted correctly, the Pride 50p coin would be enough to buy a house | Me, for the Spectator
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the government is effectively criminalizing protest while celebrating that word on their "pride coin" and you want to celebrate this moment?https://twitter.com/LGBTLabour/status/1526847609234526209\u00a0\u2026
We don\u2019t want a coin. We want a full ban on conversion therapy, we want to cut GIC waiting times, we want same sex couples to have equal access to IVF treatment. We want actual trans healthcare. We deserve so much more than a Pride coin. pic.twitter.com/GYoKVDKzHP
Praying this has some kind of The Queen\u2019s Nose effect that lets us wish for a Government and U.K. that better supports trans peoplehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-61485164.amp\u00a0\u2026