Author Archives: Yasmin Britton

Just Discovered: Rare “Inverted Effigy” £2 Coin

The Royal Mint has confirmed the existence of a small number of rare Inverted Effigy £2 Britannia coins. Continue reading

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Pride without prejudice – how Jane Austen came to appear on our coins and banknotes in 2017.

2017 marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen – one of the best-loved English novelists of all time. And to celebrate such an inspirational female figure, both The Royal Mint and the Bank of England have chosen to … Continue reading

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A work of art – Latvia’s innovative ‘Earth’ Coin

Latvia has issued an innovative new coin. So unique in fact, it is considered a work of art. Not only is the design beautiful, from a technological point of view, it is hard to fault; mainly because the coin is translucent. The ‘Earth’ … Continue reading

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