Quiz time! Do you know how many Lighthouses are in the UK and Channel Islands?

Did you know that on the jagged coast of the UK and the Channel Islands there are an estimated 251 Lighthouses? Each tower and the people who have lived and worked in them over the centuries have kept an untold number of ships and sailors safe.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Stevenson — the man who constructed some of the most important and iconic lighthouses in the British Isles.

Not only did he build lighthouses, but he also improved upon their design by inventing intermittent and flashing warning lights, undoubtedly saving the lives of many as the lights helped warn sailors of dangerous areas and guided them to safety.

To celebrate the amazing work of Robert Stevenson, a brand-new collection of Jersey £2 coins have been issued. These £2 coins have been beautifully designed by artist Tabitha Mary, and each features the image of an iconic lighthouse from around the UK and the British Isles.

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Continue reading to find out more about each of the iconic UK and British Isles lighthouses featured on this BRAND NEW set of coins…

Take a closer look at our set of Lighthouse £2 Coins below!

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Bell Rock Lighthouse

The Bell Rock Lighthouse is situated off the Angus Coast in Scotland.

Designed by Robert Stevenson, it’s the world’s oldest working sea-washed lighthouse, established in 1811.

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St. John’s Point Lighthouse

St. John’s Point is one of 65 active lighthouses on the Irish Coast and is a well-known beacon in the northeastern Irish Sea.

Built in 1844, it’s the tallest lighthouse in Ireland, standing over 40 meters tall.

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Trwyn Du Lighthouse

Situated in Wales, Trywn Du is also known as Penmon Lighthouse and marks the channel between Puffin Island and Penmon Point.

In 1996 the lighthouse was converted to run on solar power.

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Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Bill is a functioning lighthouse on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.

Its distinctive red and white tower first shone its famous four flashes of light every twenty seconds on 11th January 1906 and has a range of 25 nautical miles.

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La Corbière Lighthouse

La Corbière lighthouse is a historic structure which was first lit in 1874.

It’s one of the most significant monuments in Jersey and is located at the extreme southwestern point of the Bailiwick of Jersey. It is flanked by rocks and can be reached by a causeway.

This set has some rare collectable features you won’t want to miss out on! Not only does each coin feature a never-before-seen porthole design around each lighthouse, but it also has an edition limit of only 2,022. This is extremely unusual for a BU £2 set, as usually there is no edition limit, making this collection one of the most limited £2 sets ever!

These stunning coins come in a presentation pack featuring artwork by the designer, making this a valuable piece to hand down to feature generations. I’m sure you’ll agree that these are unlikely to be around for long.

Click here to secure your British Isles Lighthouse BU £2 collection today >>>

Pioneer of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell celebrated on a new UK £2 coin

A brand new £2 coin has been released to honour the incredible achievements of scientist, inventor, and engineer Alexander Graham Bell.

Famed for his revolutionary work in the world of communications, Alexander Graham Bell achieved the world’s first successful telephone transmission on 10th March 1876. It’s arguably one of the most important breakthroughs of modern-day history as it changed how we communicate forever.

First appearing in this year’s annual coin set, the cleverly designed £2 depicts the dial of a push-button phone. And if you look closely, you can spot a hidden message across the buttons, with the letter spelling out ‘PIONEER OF THE TELEPHONE’! The design also features the years of Bell’s birth and death to mark 100 years since his passing.

The 2022 UK Alexander Graham Bell £2 coin is available in a number of different coin specifications. Let’s take a closer look below at the different ways you can add this coin design to your collection.

The Alexander Graham Bell £2 BU Pack

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Own the Alexander Graham Bell £2 in the official Royal Mint presentation pack, featuring vibrant artwork of Bell himself! This bespoke packaging will keep your coin in pristine condition. And, as your coin has been struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, it’s free from the marks and scratches found on regular circulating coins.

Secure yours for the official Royal Mint price of JUST £10.99 >>

Own in Silver Proof Quality: Limited to just 2,500

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The Silver Proof version of the Alexander Graham Bell £2 coin has been struck from .925 Silver to a stunning proof finish, the highest striking standard available. Your coin comes beautifully presented in the official presentation box ready to display with pride. But, with such a low edition limit of just 2,500, you’ll need to act quickly to secure yours. This year’s FA Cup £2 with a much higher edition limit of 3,750 SOLD OUT in less than 24 hours.

Secure your Alexander Graham Bell Silver £2 for the official Royal Mint price of £72.50 >>

Only 1,000 Silver Piedfort £2 Coins Available

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You can also own the extremely limited edition Alexander Graham Bell Silver Proof Piedfort £2. Considered the height of Royal Mint craftsmanship, this piedfort promises double the weight of a standard £2 coin. Piedfort coins regularly sell out, and with this being the first UK piedfort coin to commemorate the life and legacy of Alexander Graham Bell, demand is expected to outdo supply.

Pay as little as a £25 deposit to secure yours today >>

The Gold Proof £2: Extremely Limited Allocation Available

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If you want to own the Alexander Graham Bell £2 coin in the most limited way possible, you’ll want to secure one of JUST 125 Gold Proof £2 coins available worldwide. Struck from 22ct Gold to an impressive proof finish, your Gold Proof £2 is housed in a wooden presentation box ready to take centre stage in your collection. We only have a very limited number of Alexander Graham Bell Gold Proof £2 coins allocated to us, so high demand and disappointment are inevitable.

Contact us today to enquire and secure yours >>

Only 495 BU £2 Coin Covers Available

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For a more limited way to own the Alexander Graham Bell Brilliant Uncirculated £2 coin, you can own the limited edition BU £2 Coin Cover. Limited to just 495 covers, your £2 coin has been paired with a Royal Mail 1st class stamp and an Alexander Graham Bell commemorative label. It’s also been specially postmarked by Royal Mail on the 100th anniversary of Bell’s passing — 2nd August 2022.

Be one of only 495 collectors to own this limited edition cover >>

The BU £2: Also Available in a limited edition DateStamp™

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DateStamp™ collectors will be pleased to know that the Alexander Graham Bell BU £2 coin is also available as a DateStamp™ issue! DateStamp™ products have been protectively sealed in tamper-proof capsules with their own unique serial numbers. And your DateStamp™ has a special one-day-only postmark, meaning only 500 can ever be produced.

Secure yours from the strict 500 DateStamp™ limit >>


Interested in finding out more? Shop the full Alexander Graham Bell £2 coin range here >>

Top 5 Jubilee Weekend MUST-SEE Moments

In celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year, we’re taking part in a truly historic moment.

And with so many festivities going on, I’ve put together a countdown of the TOP 5 weird and wonderful must-see moments this Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Now, you may have already tried your hand at recreating the Fortnum and Mason Official Platinum Jubilee pudding — a Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle, chosen by Dame Mary Berry herself!

Or perhaps you’ve heard about the 3 second sell-out of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Barbie Doll?

Well, it doesn’t stop there. Up and down the country, formal and informal celebrations will be taking place. Here’s a countdown of my top 5 must-see moments:


5. Trooping the Colour, Thursday 2nd June

In just over a week’s time, more than 850 soldiers, 200 horses and 300 musicians will come together for the traditional parade to mark The Queen’s Official Birthday. This will be the first time since 2019 that the occasion of pageantry, fanfares and drumbeats can go ahead in its full splendour.

The colour being trooped this year is that of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, with soldiers making their way from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade.

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4. The Epsom Derby, Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th June

Continuing her lifelong relationship with the world’s greatest flat race, The Epsom Derby, this year the Queen has entered three of her horses in the derby as she attempts to win the prestigious horse race for the first time.

With a touch of carnival, this one’s for everyone — from racing royalty to racing rookies.

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3. The United Kingdom and Commonwealth Illuminated, Thursday 2nd June

On the evening of 2nd June, the United Kingdom and Commonwealth will be illuminated by a blaze of light when more than 1,500 beacons are ignited in towns, villages and cities throughout Britain, the British Isles and the UK’s overseas territories, as well as the capital cities of Commonwealth countries.

This tradition dates back hundreds of years, celebrating royal weddings, jubilees, and coronations and has since become a symbol of unity across borders.

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2. Platinum Party at the Palace, Saturday 4th June

This promises to be an occasion to remember, playing a central part in a weekend of pomp and parties.

A star-studded line-up of artists, bands, and entertainers from across music, film and theatre are set to give you the show of a lifetime.

The event will take place at Buckingham Palace and be broadcast live on the BBC.

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Artist’s interpretation of the Platinum Party at the Palace. Credit: BBC

1. The Big Jubilee Lunch, Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June

Inspiring community spirit across the nation, the initiative offers the opportunity to share food, friendship, and frivolity with neighbours.

Thousands of people have signed up to host a lunch with street parties expected to match those which broke out spontaneously at the end of the Second World War.

And while you’re stocking up on supplies for your very own Big Jubilee Lunch, you may spot some subtle Platinum Jubilee tributes from our supermarket staples like Heinz’s Salad Queen (Salad Cream) and HM Sauce (HP Sauce).

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So, it’s fair to say there’s enough to keep us busy over what promises to be one historic weekend in Great Britain.


And don’t forget, there’s still time to claim your FREE Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Souvenir.

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With this Introductory Offer you’ll only pay £2.99 postage. It’s the perfect tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, 70 years our Queen.