Category Archives: Coins

Why we will soon all know the story of the boy soldier on a stamp …

The prospect of going to fight for your King and Country would seem bizarre for most teenagers today. But in 1914, that is exactly what William Cecil ‘Billie’ Tickle did.  At just 15 – officially three years too young to enlist – he … Continue reading

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2014 Year of the “Mule”: the Royal Mint confirms Lunar Year and Britannia striking errors

If you own the 2014 Year of the Horse Lunar Silver Coin or the 2014 Britannia coin, I suggest you go and dig them out before you read any more.  That’s because it’s just possible that you are sitting on … Continue reading

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Do you own the UK’s rarest 50p piece? And it’s not Kew Gardens.

Last week a 50p coin that many thousands of people have found in their daily pocket change started to be sold on e-Bay for prices upward of £100.00. Or to put it another way, 200 times its actual value! It … Continue reading

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