Recently, we announced an exciting brand new collection of 50p coins celebrating the 70th anniversary of the longest running comic strip in Beano® comics – Dennis! Unsurprisingly, since their release, the coins have seen huge demand as collectors and beloved comic fans alike race to get theirs.
But, before anything else, you must know that all the specifications of these coins have been released in extremely low edition limits. When you consider that over 1.5 million people were once part of the official Beano Fan Club, they are virtually guaranteed to not satisfy demand.
The 50p has firmly established itself as the collector’s favourite coin, so it was only right the pesky trouble makers from the Beano classic feature on them. Authorised for release by Pitcairn Islands, fully approved by Her Majesty the Queen and officially licensed by Beano®, don’t miss out on the chance of securing yours.
Find out more about these new coins and how to order them below >>
The Complete Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Set
This stunning collection features all five new 50p coins, each struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality and featuring carefully curated designs by illustrator Glyn Davies. These include:
- Dennis’s 70th Anniversary
- Minnie the Minx
- Roger the Dodger
- Billy Whizz
What’s more, the coins will come protectively housed in an officially licensed presentation pack – adding further to its desirability.
Limited to JUST 15,000 sets worldwide you’ll need to act fast if you’d like to own on.
The Superior Coloured Silver Proof 50p…
The Silver Proof version of Official Dennis ‘70’ 50p coin features a special illustration of Dennis, alongside a stylised ‘70’ – to honour the 70th Anniversary. What’s more, the coin has been struck to a flawless Proof finish from .925 Sterling Silver with selective vivid colour printing to bring the design to life!
The Silver Proof editions are without a doubt the collector’s favourite and almost always acquire fast sell-outs and with an edition limit of JUST 4,999 coins this will be no exception.
The COMPLETE Silver Proof 50p Collection
The Silver Proof set is by far the most limited and exclusive way to own these five new 50ps. With only 1,999 available to collectors worldwide, it is almost certain that they won’t be around for long.
Each coin is struck from .925 Silver, to a Proof finish, with the addition of colour. They will arrive protectively encapsulated, ready to display in a presentation box, along with numbered Certificate of Authenticity, confirming its place in the stringent edition limit.
Don’t miss out on yours… Click here and secure yours with a deposit of only £32.50 today >>
The Complete Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Cover Collection – JUST 750 available
If you are looking for something truly special and unique, look no further than the Complete Dennis’s 70th Anniversary Ultimate Cover. Limited strictly to just 750, each collection features all five Dennis Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coins alongside the BRAND NEW Royal Mail Dennis Miniature Sheet – postmarked on the first day of issue 01/07/2021.
Almost certainly, this is one of the smallest edition presentations of the new 50p coins that you’re likely to see and they are exclusively available from The Westminster Collection.
Britain is rightly proud of its magnificent military traditions and soldiering skills.
The country’s armed services are masters of parade ground pageantry. It is the envy of the world. Ceremonials are a chance to display our treasured array of historic honours for gallantry, including exquisite medals, ribbons, banners and the finest heraldry.
Think of the choreography of Trooping the Colour or the pageantry of anniversaries such as the Queen’s birthday and recently her Jubilees. It is a great British tradition.
Even state funerals for ‘the great and the good’ have that unique touch of pomp that could only be identified as British.
It has become part of the nation’s DNA.
What are the origins of this ceremonial showmanship? More than a thousand years of accumulated military action have created a culture of martial discipline born out of a pride and patriotism. Our island’s history is peppered with a litany of brutal wars and conflicts so the image of the foot soldier has changed along with that history.
From the Roman invasion to Viking raiders, Anglo Saxon and Celtic settlers, tribal Kings and Queens, ours is a nation which marched out, for good or bad, to form a now disbanded global Empire.
This history has left a legacy of military ‘chic’ – a stream of recognisable uniform brands created over the centuries. There are milestones along that historic route.
There’s the image of King Harold at The Battle of Hastings defeated by Norman invaders. Hastings was a turning point in our history. Harold and his troops with their protective conical copper helmets and nasal protectors. Harold’s own helmet failed to save him from that fatal arrow, depicted in the Bayeux tapestry. Some experts believe that if the arrow had missed its target, the battle could have had a different outcome.
But from ‘1066 and all that’, William the Conqueror brought a more cultured atmosphere to a chaotic island inhabited by tribes. With the Norman invaders a more ordered society emerged with Domesday Book records of the wealth and land ownership and an upgrade in battlefield fashion.
Game of thrones
Plenty of blood-letting lay ahead over the next decades. Arguments over succession to The Crown of England rumbled on. The Anarchy conflicts flared, the Wars of the Roses raged, there was carnage on Yorkshire soil at Towton and French turf at Agincourt and Crecy – a catalogue of ‘Horrible Histories’ some might say.
The image of the fighting man with his sword and shield or bow and arrow changed little. Centuries of conflict helped build layers of skill and the knowledge of experience for what was the appropriate kit when confronting an enemy.
By the time King Charles I lost his head after a gruesome civil war, the technology had changed. Muskets and artillery meant the order of battle was different.
Although hand-to-hand conflict was still common, battles often began with canon fire and musket shot. On a chaotic battlefield clouded in gun smoke, how did a soldier tell friend from foe?
One answer was to wear brightly coloured waist bands and shoulder sashes. There were fewer flags and emblems but colour coding uniforms emerged. Historians believe this was when the term ‘Redcoats’ first entered the military language.
Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army marked a change to the look of soldiers’ going into battle with their rounded helmets and brightly coloured sashes.
Why does it still matter that we can identify so closely with our military history? Why do people enjoy the experience of collecting military memorabilia and argue over the minute details of what uniforms soldiers wore and how they wore it.
They are fascinated by how they marched, their weaponry and battlefield tactics.
Psychologists argue people have a fundamental need to be able to touch and feel history. In the modern era where heroes, with writing and reading skills, could record their thoughts we have access to their poems and words written before during and after battles. We can see and touch personal items. For many it is an emotional experience and a direct link to the past.
It’s 77 years since the D-Day landings. A thousand years after William the Conqueror’s soldiers from our island, together with American and Allied troops, went off to Normandy in an invasion like no other on unimaginable scale.
That we still pay homage to those soldiers, sailors and airmen through ceremonials, souvenirs and medals feels right.
‘A nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten’
Calvin Coolidge, the US President from the 1930s, once said: ‘A nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten’.
It is hard to argue with that sentiment.
The Historic British Forces Collection
Now the visual history of British Forces has been recreated on a collection of stunning gold-plated medals. Each original illustration has been meticulously considered, with no detail too small and what’s more, the collection is strictly limited edition.
DM June 2021.
In today’s video I unbox a medal that features a genuine piece of the world famous Avro Vulcan XL426!
It’s been meticulously hand-sculpted into the shape of the iconic bomber and precision set into a deluxe SUPERSIZE 70mm Medal.
Whether you’re a collector, military enthusiast OR both, this is a video that you can’t afford to miss!
And considering that there will only ever be 250 available WORLDWIDE, if you’re interested… you’d best be quick in ordering yours!