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200 years of the Sovereign. Part VI: The UK’s Premier Gold Coin

2017 sees the Gold Sovereign’s bicentenary, and to mark the occasion a special one-year-only design has been unveiled, recreating Pistrucci’s original 1817 engraving. It’s a truly fitting tribute and acknowledges the rich history of the coin which I’ve been exploring … Continue reading

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Re-tracing the Flying Scotsman’s most famous journey

On 24th February 1923, the Flying Scotsman left the works for the very first time. Now, exactly ninety years later, to mark this very special anniversary, I decided to re-trace the famous locomotive’s most historic journey, from London to Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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“Penny not at top of agenda” – President Obama joins the debate

The man responsible for the world’s biggest economy blamed too many more pressing issues when questioned  on why the US is still spending millions minting its penny when other countries have got rid of it.   But during the recent … Continue reading

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