Author Archives: Ian Glen

About Ian Glen

Ian is the Managing Director of The Westminster Collection - the UK's leading distributor of coins and stamps. He is also the founder of Change Checker (www.changechecker.org).

How the Poppy Coin has raised over £450,000 for The Royal British Legion

As the distributor of the annual Poppy Coin we are proud to continue supporting The Royal British Legion each year. The coins, which have often included colour or gold-plated elements, are some of the most innovative pieces struck for collectors … 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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Coin of the Year – the results!

The results are in and I can now reveal your top 3 coin designs of the year! 3rd place – The Guernsey 2014 First World War Centenary £5 Coin 2nd Place – The UK 2014 Lord Kitchener £2 Coin And the winner…. 1st … Continue reading

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