Category Archives: Coins

Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip honour Battle of Britain heroes today

The Queen visited Kent today where she opened the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s new visitor centre at Capel-Le-Ferne near Folkestone. The new centre, built in the style of a Spitfire’s wings, is aimed at educating and informing visitors about … Continue reading

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Portraits of a Queen – which is Britain’s favourite?

With the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II due to be revealed on Monday, I thought I’d revisit a blog I posted in 2013, which saw the 60th anniversary of the Queen on our coinage. Back then you voted Mary … Continue reading

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The story behind the Winston Churchill £5 Coin

This year a brand new £5 coin has been issued to commemorate Sir Winston Churchill, and it features a never-seen-before effigy of the great man. Designed by renowned sculptor and artist David Cornell FRSA, the new portrait shows a defiant Churchill in … Continue reading

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