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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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Just 100 days left to spend your old £5 note

Time is running out to spend the old cotton paper £5  notes. In just 100 days, on the 5th May 2017,  the old £5 note will cease to be legal tender. This means you wont be able to use them … Continue reading

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200 years of the Sovereign – Britain’s flagship coin

In 2017, we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the modern sovereign – a coin renowned for its impeccable quality and craftsmanship. The ‘Great Recoinage’ was the British government’s attempt to re-stabilise the currency of Great Britain following economic difficulties … Continue reading

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