Author Archives: Yasmin Britton

2016 mintage figures just released!

The Royal Mint have just released the mintage figures for the 2016 dated circulation coins. These are the new figures: WW1 Army £2 – 9,550,000 Shakespeare Comedies £2 – 4,335,000 Shakespeare Histories £2 – 4,615,000 Shakespeare Tragedies £2 – 5,695,000 … Continue reading

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£1 mis-strikes make headline news

The new £1 coin made front page news again today after members of the public spotted mis-struck £1 coins in their change. However, these headlines vastly overstate the scale of the problem. 1.5 billion coins were struck – that’s 30 coins a second … Continue reading

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How Gordon Brown saved the UK from a “Finnish Coin Disaster”

Less than 24 hours after the designs were unveiled, The Mint of Finland have scrapped designs for a program of coins marking the nation’s independence centennial. The coin caused uproar on social media after the design, which appeared to show an execution … Continue reading

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