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Who was King Canute and why is he on the new UK £5?

Today marks 1,000 years since the coronation of King Canute and to mark the anniversary, The Royal Mint have issued a brand new UK £5 coin. But who was King Canute? Hailed the ‘king of all England’ 50 years before the … Continue reading

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First look: New Royal Mint UK coin designs for 2017

Every year The Royal Mint mark the year’s memorable events and anniversaries that capture the nation’s striking stories on circulating coins, and 2017 is no different. Today The Royal Mint have unveiled the new themes and designs for all the 2017 … Continue reading

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Why your AK47 £5 note isn’t worth £80,000 and other myths about the polymer banknote

It’s been in the press almost every week since it was first released back in September, so we thought we would address some of the myths about the £5 polymer banknote. The rare £5 note with serial number AK47 that … Continue reading

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