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50 years in the making – from 3d to £1: the story behind the new £1 coin

In just a few weeks, Britain’s one pound coin will undergo a major makeover. The familiar round pound will change to become bi-metallic and 12-sided and will also have several new security features. But the shape of this new £1 … Continue reading

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Bank of England sticks with £5 note despite animal fat concerns

Last year it came to light that the new plastic fivers are actually made using tallow, a substance produced from animal fat. The news sparked an online petition calling for the Bank of England to stop using tallow in the … Continue reading

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The Great One Pound Coin Race Starts Today – just 250 days to own a complete £1 Coin Collection

You have just 250 days to collect all 24 Round £1 Coin Designs.  They’ve been a part of our lives for 33 years but the Round Pound Coin will be withdrawn from circulation forever on the 15th October this year. … Continue reading

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