Tag: Great Britain (Contemporary)
The Bank of England have unveiled the obverse portrait of King Charles III as it will be depicted on banknotes from 2024. Michael Alexander analyses the portrait and the new royal cypher or monogram.
The Royal Mint has started manufacturing the first circulating coins featuring the portrait of King Charles III, representing the biggest change to UK coinage since decimalisation. The first coins will start to appear in the public’s change very soon.
Charles III has become the new King of the United Kingdom and collectors are expecting new coins. But when will they come? And what about new banknotes? What money retains its legal tender status? Michael Alexander explains the monetary aspects of the changeover.
The Royal Mint has unveiled the official coin effigy of King Charles III, designed by Martin Jennings. The King’s portrait will first appear on a £5 coin and 50p commemorating the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Did you ever wonder if there are any valuable coins in your pocket? The brand-new edition of Philip Mussel’s handy little guide “Spend It? Save It?” features up-to-date prices for all the coins you can find in your change when you are in the UK.
The Royal Mint has launched a collectable 50p to celebrate the life and work of Alan Turing for the first time on a coin. Turing has become famous for his achievements in codebreaking during WWII and as an icon of the LSBT*Q movement.
In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee the British Museum has opened a free display on Mary Gillick’s portrait of Elizabeth II. This portrait was used for the first ever coin of Queen Elizabeth II. But there is more to discover on the sculptor.