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200 years of the Sovereign. Part III: Benedetto Pistrucci’s Timeless Design…

In my last post I explored one of the most monumental events in the history of British coinage, the Great Recoinage when the Master of the Mint decided to bring back the Sovereign as Britain’s new flagship gold coin. Now, I explore … 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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The story behind the Winston Churchill £5 Coin

This year a brand new £5 coin has been issued to commemorate Sir Winston Churchill, and it features a never-seen-before effigy of the great man. Designed by renowned sculptor and artist David Cornell FRSA, the new portrait shows a defiant Churchill in … Continue reading

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