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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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Poll: Which 2016 Coin design is your favourite?

I’m sure you’ll agree that 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for coin collectors with so many significant anniversaries being commemorated and some fantastic designs. So which coins are you most looking forward to finding in your change? 2016 … Continue reading

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I’ve just struck my first UK coin…

Striking my very own £1 coin was just one of the highlights of the new Royal Mint visitors centre which opened on the 18th May. Until last week, the workings of the Royal Mint have remained a closely guarded secret, secured … Continue reading

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