Author Archives: Yasmin Britton

It’s not just UK coins that could turn up in your change…

Coins from Crown dependencies and overseas British territories can sometimes make an unexpected appearance in our change. They are identical in size, shape and weight to UK denominations which means they often find their way into tills and vending machines … Continue reading

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The end of an era for Belgium’s Royal Mint

After 185 years of production, The Royal Mint of Belgium is set to close forever. The Royal Mint of Belgium struck its first coins in 1832, just two years after the institution was founded, but the long standing mint will … Continue reading

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Revealed: The UK’s rarest £5 Coin

It has now been revealed that the UK has a new ‘rarest’ £5 coin! The £5 coin that commemorates the last Stuart Queen,  has just become the rarest UK £5 coin – knocking the 2011 Prince Philip £5 off the top spot. … Continue reading

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