Tag: Great Britain (Contemporary)
Shortage of circulation coins in Great Britain? Far from that! It may take more than a decade for the current stocks of £2 and 2 pence coins to diminish. How is that possible? And – has that any impact on collectors?
The story made headlines: a bidder offered £63,000 for a coin from 2016 that was worth not much more than its denomination of 50p. How come? Michael Alexander tries to get to the bottom of this.
The second coin of the Royal Mint’s Music Legends series is dedicated to one of the most successful artists of all time: Elton John. The coin is available in several versions enabling fans on different budgets to get their hands on this tribute to their icon.
Great times for the 007 aficionados among coin collectors: The Royal Mint has launched an entire James Bond commemorative coin and bar collection, the Perth Mint has created a collector coin featuring the iconic 007 gun logo.
The Royal Mint in conjunction with the Natural History Museum launches its Dinosauria collection. Megalosaurus, Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus will feature on their own commemorative 50p coins. The series begins with Megalosaurus.
In this case it’s questionable whether good things come to those who wait. Anyway, Brexit is a done deal and therefore the Royal Mint eventually issues the coins minted on this occasion. Here you find out how the pieces will look like. And if you’re currently staying in Wales: the Royal Mint will open for 24 hours on Brexit day allowing every visitor to mint his very own Brexit coin.