Saturday, 14.12.2019

Tag: Great Britain (Contemporary)

Royal Mint Continues 50p Celebration with Piedfort Sets

The Royal Mint launched the 50p British Culture and Military Sets as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of this revolutionary seven-sided coin. Now, the mint has unveiled a Piedfort version of the sets celebrating key cultural and military milestones.

The Coin Yearbook 2020 Now Available

The Coin Yearbook 2020 is an independent price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby, with features which include accurate up-to-date valuations for all English, Scottish, Irish and Island (Channel & Isle of Man) coins in an updated edition for 2020.

The Royal Mint Celebrates 50 Years of the 50p

To celebrate fifty years of Great Britain’s revolutionary seven-sided 50p coin, The Royal Mint has released a commemorative 50p bearing the original 1969 Britannia New Pence design in different qualities. Some collectors might even strike their own 50p coin.

No Commemorative Coin for Enid Blyton

Did you also read the Famous Five when you were young? Shame on you! You have been poisoned with racist thoughts! At least according to those who made the Royal Mint block a commemorative coin in honour of Enid Blyton. How should this issue be dealt with?

New CoinsWeekly Special Issue for London Coinex

The new CoinsWeekly Special Issue for London Coinex is now available for free download. The issue contains a detailed article about George I of Great Britain and a catalogue with prices of the German talers of this ruler.

The Bank of England: 325 Years, 325 Objects

The Bank of England will celebrate its 325th anniversary this July with a story-filled exhibition. Objects include banknote designs, the earliest notes and 19th century forgeries. Also featured: The newly-commissioned floral banknote sculpture by artist Justine Smith.

Small Denominations Gain Reprieve from Chancellor

One penny and two pence cause problems in the UK. According to estimates, six out of ten are used only once before being discarded in jars. Nevertheless, the British Finance Minister has now announced that there are no plans to discontinue their production.

Bank of England unveils personality to be featured on next generation £50 polymer banknote

Alan Turing will be featured on the new British £50 polymer note. He unveiled the secret of the German Enigma encryption, was one of the most important pioneers of theoretical computer science and was chemically castrated by the British Government in order to cure his homosexual orientation.

350th Anniversary of Samuel Pepys’ Final Diary Entry

One of the world’s most famous diarists, Samuel Pepys, is honoured by The Royal Mint with a commemorative coin. He contributed decisively to the understanding of the history of the seventeenth century, ranging from the Great Fire of London to the Plague.

Updates on Latest Court Cases

Three trials, two verdicts, one adjournment. We have summarized the latest developments in some of the court cases we reported on in the last couple of months. Verdicts were delivered in the context of the stolen crowns of Strängnäs and the Beatrix-Potter-murder.
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