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First look: New Royal Mint UK coin designs for 2017

Posted by Mark Liversidge on

Every year the UK's coin issuing authority, The Royal Mint, issue a brand new set of commemorative coins for circulation. Created by some of the world's most talented numismatic artists, the designs celebrate key British achievements and anniversaries and are always keenly sought-after by collectors immediately after their release.  And today the Royal Mint have unveiled the new coins for 2017... £5 - King CanuteA Viking warrior and hailed as the first 'King of all England', this brand new £5 coin honours King Canute, who seized the throne long before the Norman Invasion of 1066. The coin has been issued to mark...

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