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How the new Battle of the Somme £5 Coin is set to raise important funds for The Royal British Legion

One Battle.  One million casualties. Nothing represents the suffering of World War I more than the Battle of the Somme, which sees its 100th anniversary on 1st July. It’s appropriate, therefore, that the new Guernsey £5 coin, officially distributed by … Continue reading

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New coin issued to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

On 21st April, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday – the first British monarch ever to do so. In honour of the occasion a new coin has been issued – featuring a specially commissioned one-year-only birthday portrait. The coin … Continue reading

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The history of the British crown coin…

Today crown coins are usually issued to mark special occasions of national importance and are intended to be commemoratives rather than ordinary circulation coins. But they have seen some significant changes over the decades… The British crown first appeared during … Continue reading

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