Tag Archives: World War I

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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1150 years of minting coins

In my mind there is one mint in the world that has more artistic excellence, minting quality and a general je ne sais quoi than any other. It is the French Mint – or to give it its proper title … Continue reading

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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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