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Tag: Great Britain (Contemporary)

Royal Mint Celebrates Codebreaker Alan Turing on 50 Pence Coin

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.

British Museum Displays “Mary Gillick: Modelling The Queen’s Portrait”

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.

Winnie the Pooh: Because Collectors Love Childhood Character Coins

A survey by The Royal Mint has found that childhood character coins are inspiring new and younger collectors. The research marks the launch of the latest coin from the Winnie the Pooh series.

Is Paying With Collector Coins A Crime in the UK?

In the UK collector coins have legal tender status but are not intended as a means of payment. Confusing? Michael Alexander explains why a coin collector according to that law was first charged with theft – and then turned the tables.

Countdown for British Paper Banknotes

Over the last years the Bank of England has introduced new polymer £20 and £50 banknotes. The replaced paper-printed denominations will soon loose their legal tender status. Michael Alexander explains what this means if you are still keeping old paper banknotes at home.

The New Banknote Yearbook for British Banknotes

The 11th edition of the British Banknote Yearbook has been published. The price guide to banknotes of the British Isles has been fully updated and contains all newly issued notes of the past four years.

The Royal Mint’s Largest Coin

The Royal Mint has produced its largest coin in its 1,100-year history to celebrate the conclusion of its Queen’s Beasts collection. A team of master craftspeople produced the coin over 400 hours – including four days of polishing.

Bank of England Unveils New Turing £50 Banknote

The Bank of England unveiled the design for the new £50 banknotes featuring computer pioneer Alan Turing. Along with many security features and other benefits comes a slight change in dimensions.

Britannia 2021 as Woman of Colour

The Royal Mint has launched its new Britannia collection. For the first time it features two designs: the “traditional” one, and a “premium exclusive range” with Britannia as woman of colour celebrating Great Britain’s diversity.

“Detectorists” on German and French Television

Great Britain has a new cult sitcom that is now being broadcast in many countries – also in Germany and France: “Detectorists” deals with a topic that is rather controversial in some countries: searching objects by means of a metal detector.