Britain's last circulating gold coin
The eagerly awaited first-strike Battle of Hastings Anniversary Medal. The Battle of Hastings Medal, commemorating the momentous anniversary – 14 th October 2016 – 950 years since 1066. This was arguably the year Britain changed forever. A year of three kings, 1066 ended with the coronation of William the Conqueror, on Christmas Day. William’s...
Time is running out With the introduction of the new £5 note a time limit has been enforced to ensure old notes are removed from circulation, you will only have until the 5 th of May to spend your old note in shops; after this it will cease to be legal tender and you will only be able to take them to your banks to redeem. Britain’s £5 Note We...
This year saw the introduction of the brand new £1 coin, a change which was made to improve the security of the £1 coin which is now deemed as one of the world’s most secure coins. Out with the old, in with the new: With the new coin coming into circulation, the old £1 coins are being removed from circulation across the UK. However don’t start...
Money. The only thing between you and that top of the range sports car you always admire from afar, or that luxury holiday on a remote island you have always dreamed of, or perhaps the only thing stopping you getting that decorating done at home. Money has become the standardised method for trade and commerce the world over, having been adopted...
The Old £10 note will soon cease to be legal tender and the only place you will be able to exchange them will be your local bank. Below is everything you need to know about the end of the old £10 note. In the past few years paper bank notes have gone through some very controversial and innovative change to improve not only the look but also...
English Hero Throughout the middle ages, shrines dedicated to Saint George sprung up across the country with many communities trying to claim him as one of their own. For example, locals in Uffington in Berkshire argued that the great white horse carved into the hillside marked the very spot where George had slain the dragon. Perhaps more than...
The London Mint Office prides itself on putting history into the hands of our customers, and that’s exactly what we did on Saturday 11th of August when our Heritage Ambassador Justin Robinson and Product Manager Rhian Pope made a very special presentation to Porthcawl Museum in South Wales. As part of a Dambuster Commemoration event we presented...
The London Mint Office recently paid a visit to the annual American Numismatic World Fair of Money event in Philadelphia , USA- Here is a review of our visit from Matthew Preece, Heritage Product Manager for The London Mint Office I looked forward to my very first ANA event (American Numismatic Association) with a certain sense of nervousness and...
Want to own your very own FREE Official Imperial War Museums Silver Layered Ingot? Simply click the image below to claim yours now! Calling the country to arms. The Great War was the first conflict in which Britain produced and relied heavily on propaganda to persuade potential recruits. The expanded propaganda engine was brought under government...