Tag Archives: The Royal Mint

Not everybody is happy with Jane Austen’s ‘makeover’ on the new £10 note

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 honour … Continue reading

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£1 mis-strikes make headline news

The new £1 coin made front page news again today after members of the public spotted mis-struck £1 coins in their change. However, these headlines vastly overstate the scale of the problem. 1.5 billion coins were struck – that’s 30 coins a second … Continue reading

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How Gordon Brown saved the UK from a “Finnish Coin Disaster”

Less than 24 hours after the designs were unveiled, The Mint of Finland have scrapped designs for a program of coins marking the nation’s independence centennial. The coin caused uproar on social media after the design, which appeared to show an execution … Continue reading

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