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New Royal Mint issue flies in... the RAF Sea King Helicopter coins

Posted by Robin Parkes on

The latest release in the Royal Mint's RAF Centenary coin series is now available, featuring the Sea King Helicopter!

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Prince George's fifth birthday marked with unprecedented new UK coin

Posted by Robin Parkes on

Not only is Prince George very lucky, he has created an unexpected collecting opportunity which may well not be repeated until 2054.

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Meet the FOUR new 2018 Beatrix Potter 50p coins…

Posted by Catherine Antignani on

Four new Beatrix Potter 50p silver coins have been revealed by The Royal Mint. Flopsy Bunny, the Tailor of Gloucester, and Mrs Tittlemouse all feature for the first time on UK coinage – whilst Peter Rabbit returns for the third year in a row. The four coins issued last year by The Royal Mint created a collecting storm when 30,000 Peter Rabbit Silver 50p’s sold out in just ONE day, making it the fastest selling and most popular Silver UK 50p coin EVER.  And now they’re issuing BRAND NEW designs for 2018.  Here’s a first look at the new silver coins, with details of when they are available… 2018 Peter Rabbit 50p...

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100 Years of the Vote

Posted by Catherine Antignani on

100 years ago on this day, the Representation of the People Act was passed through Parliament, extending the right to vote to British Women for the very first time.  The Act also gave the vote to servicemen over the age of 19 and other men over 21 and is hailed as a landmark for democracy. 100 years of evolution World War I not only shifted the political atmosphere across the world, but also caused an irreversible change of traditions within the UK. Women were more involved in the workforce than ever before, proving their worth in industries such as transport and...

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New United Kingdom £5 Coin released to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

Posted by Mark Liversidge on

On the 20th November, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary – that’s an incredible 70 years of marriage and a first in British royal history. To mark this important milestone, The Royal Mint has released a brand new £5 coin in a number of special collector editions.. Dual Portrait The obverse features a special double portrait of the royal couple by sculptor Etienne Millner. The traditional design depicts Her Majesty wearing a royal coronet and Prince Philip shown in the supporting position of royal consort Two reverse...

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