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How Much is a Florin Worth Today?

The florin was introduced into the UK’s currency system under the reign of Victoria in 1849 as part of an early attempt at decimalisation. It had a value equal to two shillings or one-tenth of a pound (10 pence). Over 100 years of the florin has led to many different designs and changes, but how...

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How Much Is A Half Crown Worth?

The half crown was first issued in 1549 with a value of two shillings and sixpence or one-eighth of a pound. Since being demonetised, the half crown has become a highly collectable coin, with values ranging from less than one pound to thousands depending on the year the coin was minted. In this article, we’ll...

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How Will Currency Change Following The Queen’s Death?

The Queen’s portrait has appeared on coinage since 1953, but how will currency change following the Queen’s death? King Charles III has succeeded the throne, and a new portrait of Charles will be issued on all coins and notes. This will take some time, as the Royal Mint need to get approval for a new...

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A Guide to the Bailiwick of Jersey Coins

The Bailiwick of Jersey is a British crown dependency that lies just off the coast of France. The island exhibits a rich mixture of both French and English culture and is a popular getaway destination for many Brits. Despite being in a currency union with the UK, there are still slight differences in their coins....

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How Much Is The Sherlock Holmes 50p Worth?

As one of the most iconic literary characters in British history, it’s only fair that Sherlock Holmes is commemorated in a suitably British way. 2019 not only marked 160 years since the birth of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but also saw the character given pride of place on a 50p coin – but how...

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A Guide to the Alphabet A-Z 10p Coins

The Alphabet 10p coins are in tribute to everything great about Great Britain. Please use the list below to learn more about each of the 26 coins, including how much they could potentially be worth on the secondary marketplace. Please note that the estimated values have been taken from the average of past sold prices...

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How Much Is A 1996 Football £2 Coin Worth?

The 1996 Football £2 coin is a favourite amongst collectors due to its unique design and the fact that it is an ‘old style’ £2, but how much is the coin worth today? Regular base-metal versions of the coin sell for between £5 and £7 according to sold listings on eBay in 2022, but uncirculated...

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When was the first decimal coin issued in the UK?

The Decimalisation Association campaigned for decimalisation from 1841 onwards but it wasn’t until more than a century later that it was finally introduced. Decimal Day officially took place on 15th February 1971. From this day onwards, the traditional pounds, shilling and pence were no longer used in either jurisdiction. Instead, shillings were abolished and the...

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Can You Use Guernsey Currency In The UK?

Despite being located off the coast of Normandy, Guernsey is part of the British Channel Islands but is a self-governing British dependency. As such Guernsey has the authority to use its own currency: the Guernsey pound – but can you spend Guernsey currency in the UK or is it only used in Guernsey itself? While...

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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. On eBay, 1977 Jubilee crown coins sell for an average of £1.42. Silver proof versions...

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How Much Do UK Coins Weigh?

British coins are all minted by the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales. Before decimalisation, twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty of these shillings made up a pound, but on the 15th of February, 1971, this all changed when decimalisation was introduced, dividing the pound note into 100 new pence. Today there are eight different...

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Florence Nightingale £2 Coin: Is It Rare Or Worth Anything?

The Florence Nightingale £2 commemorates one of the most important women in British history and celebrates the excellent quality of care provided by nurses to this day. Having been released into circulation in 2010, collectors have had plenty of time to get their hands on this coin, but is the Florence Nightingale £2 coin rare...

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