Tag Archives: Decimalisation

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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The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is a government-owned company that produces and distributes all the UK’s coins.  Whether you are collecting historic coins or commemorative coins produced for specific anniversaries or events such as London 2012, knowledge of the function and history … Continue reading

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Coin Collecting – a fascinating and rewarding hobby PART I – Where to Start?

Coins are all around us, not just in Britain but all over the world.  There are 28 billion circulating in this country alone! Your collecting adventure could take you anywhere – and as far back as 700 BC – and … Continue reading

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