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The story behind the new ‘100 Poppies’ coin

On Friday 10th October the new ‘100 Poppies’ coin was released, and the distinctive design has been turning heads. Commemorative coins have been issued in support of the Royal British Legion since 2008, some of them even struck in the famous poppy shape.  But this … Continue reading

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Normandy Veterans march for one last time

I was lucky enough to be in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. For years veterans have travelled to Normandy on the 6th June to remember their comrades who never made it back from the beaches. However … Continue reading

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The Making of a British Icon

How an Italian engraver produced the most British coin of all time Across the world, one coin is seen to epitomise all that it is British in a way that compares with nothing else.  That coin is the Gold Sovereign.  … Continue reading

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