Category Archives: Coins

1150 years of minting coins

In my mind there is one mint in the world that has more artistic excellence, minting quality and a general je ne sais quoi than any other. It is the French Mint – or to give it its proper title … Continue reading

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The story behind the new ‘100 Poppies’ coin

On Friday 10th October the new ‘100 Poppies’ coin was released, and the distinctive design has been turning heads. Commemorative coins have been issued in support of the Royal British Legion since 2008, some of them even struck in the famous poppy shape.  But this … Continue reading

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The coin that caused a modern day gold rush

People tripped, fell and were trampled on in the rush to get in line at the U.S. Mint in Denver on 7th August. They were all after one coin – the John F. Kennedy 50th Anniversary Gold Half Dollar. After … Continue reading

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