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Tag: Great Britain (Contemporary)

The Mystery of Missing Banknotes and a Mountain of Unused British Coins

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?

Britannia Bullion Coin With New Security Features

The Royal Mint has unveiled the design of their latest Britannia bullion coin issues with four new anti-counterfeit features, which enable customers to verify that the product is authentic by simply rotating it in the light.

Royal Mint Celebrates Agatha Christie

On the occasion of the centenary of Dame Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Royal Mint issues a commemorative £2 coin in recognition of this author’s vast body of work.

The New Coin Yearbook 2021

The updated Coin Yearbook 2021 is an independent price guide and collector’s handbook for coins from the British isles. The new edition features expanded sections on Britannia coins, Isle of Man coinage and the latest issues from the Royal Mint.

£63,000 For An Ordinary 50 Pence Coin – Record-Price or Record Blunder?

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.

Elton John Celebrated on UK Commemorative Coin

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.

Where Have All the BREXIT Coins Gone?

On 31st January 2020 the Royal Mint issued 3 million Brexit coins and has added further millions in the meantime. Apparently, though, that is not enough and people try to hunt them down. But why do these coins seem to disappear from circulation?

Perth Mint and Royal Mint Honour Fictitious Agent 007

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.

Royal Mint’s Dinosauria Series Starts With the Megalosaurus

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.

Finally: The Royal Mint Issues Brexit Coins

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.
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