Unveiled today: The UK’s 2020 coin designs

The Royal Mint has just announced the UK’s new commemorative coins for 2020. Marking the year’s memorable events and anniversaries, here are the new themes and designs unveiled today: This special £5 coin has been issued to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the end of King George III’s reign. King George III was one of […]

How 1969 became the number of the 50p sell-out

Man landing on the moon, The Beatles playing their rooftop finale, nearly 400,000 people flocking to Woodstock and Concorde flying for the first time all happened in 1969. But for coin collectors one thing from 1969 stands out above all the rest – the very first 50p coin being introduced. Decimal coins had already begun […]

The coin that I can’t explain

There are occasions when a new coin is launched that just stops people in their tracks. A coin that makes everyone ask “how did they even do that?” There’s a new coin that recreates the ornate ceiling of St Paul’s Cathedral in the most intricate detail you can imagine and I just can’t explain how […]