Blackpool’s famous tower will be featured on a commemorative five pound coin according to an announcement by the Queen.
The limited-run currency will be released ahead of the structure’s 125th birthday next year and is affirmation of the Tower’s enduring popularity according to Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool Council.
“We are delighted that The Blackpool Tower continues to be recognised as a significant British landmark as it is a great source of pride for our residents and community.
“Blackpool Tower is a true British institution and an iconic feature of the town’s famous seafront. At 518ft tall it is both a flagship landmark as well as an attraction that offers so much for visitors to enjoy as it did when it was first constructed in 1894.”
She added that whilst an appreciation of the past is an important of the British seaside allure, the resort town continues to move with the times, keeping on the forefront of the domestic leisure industry.
“Generations of people have fond memories of their time dancing in its world famous ballroom or looking out over the sea from the top of the tower.
“Today, Blackpool is undergoing major investment and the face of the town is being modernised. However, Blackpool Tower will always remain a much-loved place for years to come.”
The Royal Mint will confirm details shortly, but the 30 gram, silver coin (925 parts per 1000) will be designed for collectors and it is understood that the British landmark collection will also include Brighton Pier.