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Blog — WW1

Just released: The Official RAF Centenary Coin and the story behind the design…

Posted by Robin Parkes on

This year marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force, arguably the most important military anniversary to be celebrated in British history. In fact, there are numerous official events and ceremonies planned up and down the United Kingdom to mark the occasion – including a service at Westminster Abbey with an RAF parade and flypast! It has been a glorious 100 years, full of extreme courage, bravery and self-sacrifice by the men and women who served and continue to serve. The RAF Centenary Five Pound Proof CoinAnd, to mark this historic occasion, a brand new Official RAF Centenary Five Pound Proof Coin has just been issued...

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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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