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Vic previously worked as an English teacher. She has an interest in rare and collectable coins, and in her spare time she writes informative articles for our coin collecting guides as a guest writer.
24 Jun 2020
The Yale of Beaufort is included in the Queen’s Beasts as it was the family animal of Henry VII’s mother. Lady Margaret Beaufort was a truly impressive woman.
17 Jun 2020
The White Lion of Mortimer is included in the Queen’s Beasts line-up thanks to Edward IV, who also contributed the Black Bull of Clarence.
16 Jun 2020
When George I came to the throne, he brought the ‘Sachsenross’ (White Horse of Hanover), a white horse on a red background, now part of British heraldry.
15 Jun 2020
The Queen’s Beasts range not only celebrates the heraldry of the Queen and her ancestors but also adds welcome variety to the bullion market.
4 Jun 2020
The Iguanodon 50p is the second coin of the Dinosauria Collection but it is underperforming in sales compared to its fellow dino 50ps. We take a look at why.
The Megalosaurus 50p is the first of the Dinosauria Collection, which in turn is part of the Tales of the Earth Series.
1 Jun 2020
Today, the Royal Mint released their highly anticipated Hylaeosaurus 50p coin. The coin is the final 50p piece in the three-coin Dinosauria series.
28 May 2020
The second 50p to celebrate 40 years of 'The Snowman' was released in 2019.
The Royal Mint's only seasonal collection celebrates the Snowman and his adventures with James one snowy night.
21 May 2020
This coin celebrates the 20 years since the publication of 'The Gruffalo', one of the nations favourite bedtime stories.
19 May 2020
This collection celebrates the 20 years since the publication of 'The Gruffalo', one of the nations favourite bedtime stories.
12 May 2020
There are silver proof and gold Piedfort versions of the London Sports Collection coins. We have explored the mintages and quirks of these coins here.
11 May 2020
The wrestling 50p from the London 2012 Sports Collection is the third rarest 50p currently in circulation and is extremely sought after by collectors.
As part of the London 2012 Sports Collection and the second rarest 50p in circulation, the football 50p piece is highly prized by coin collectors and football fans alike.
7 May 2020
These coins celebrate the achievements of William Buckland and his fellow palaeontologists by featuring the awe-inspiring dinosaurs they discovered.
The Royal Mint's only seasonal collection celebrates the 40th anniversary of the snowman and his adventures with James one snowy night.
6 May 2020
A range of 50p pieces that were produced to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics.
5 May 2020
A list for the serious collectors. 50p coins that were issued as limited editions include: Brilliant Uncirculated 50ps, Proof 50ps and silver and gold 50ps.
1 May 2020
Who would have thought when Colonel Thomas Moore first appeared in local news on the 7th April that by the end of the month, he would be a national hero?
30 Apr 2020
The current circulation collection brings together all of the coins that it is possible to get in your change.
Here, we will explore the growing trend of modern coin collecting. Collecting modern (post decimal) coins is becoming more and more popular.
21 Apr 2020
The Kew Gardens 50p is the rarest coin currently in circulation. Here we take a look at the coin, its popularity and the organisation it celebrates.
15 Apr 2020
Your favourite Marvel heroes and villains are available to collect in the form of 1oz silver coins from the island nation of Tuvalu.
9 Apr 2020
Maundy money is a tradition that may have passed you by in modern times, but it has a fascinating history behind it.
26 Mar 2020
The Royal Mint’s new Team GB 2020 celebration 50p piece an error coin. What will that mean for its value?
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