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Paddington Bear 50p: Complete Guide

As an icon across all generations, Paddington Bear has secured his place as one of Britain’s most beloved fictional characters. His charming personality has seen him appear in numerous books, films, and tv shows and so it seemed fitting that he would be recognised on the latest commemorative 50p coins in 2018. Unsurprisingly, the coin ... Read more


Are 1977 Jubilee Crowns worth anything?

If you’re in possession of a 1977 Jubilee crown, you’ll be eager to find out just how much they’re worth. Although these coins can be purchased relatively cheaply at the moment, there are certain factors that can increase their value. Available at starting prices of around £2 on online marketplaces, you’ll find that a 1977 ... Read more


What to do with your old coins and banknotes

Currency within the UK changes fairly frequently leading to coins and banknotes being taken out of circulation. When this happens, the Bank of England will usually give a set time period for people to exchange their old currency for the new coins or notes that are being released. But what happens if you miss this ... Read more



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Why Are Some UK Coins Magnetic?

Every person knows the old trick of hanging a magnet over some spare change to see which coins get picked up, but why are some UK coins magnetic and is there a hidden reason behind it? Why Are They Magnetic? Its science! The only benefit to a coin being magnetic is that maybe vending machines could ... Read more


Castle Rushen Clock 20p: A Complete Guide

The Castle Rushen Clock 20p is one of those coins that spark interest if you come across it in the UK, but how much are they worth and are they rare? Let’s dive into the history and mintage of the coin to find out! When was the Castle Rushen Clock 20p Minted? The Castle Rushen ... Read more


A Guide To The Groat

The Groat is an interesting coin that was first minted under Kind Edward I. Learn all about the coin and its history in this guide today. What is a Groat Coin Worth Today? If you can find one that has not been turned into pieces of jewelry, expect to pay a minimum of about £0.99 with ... Read more