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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

The 1983 New Pence Two Pence

What is the 1983 New Pence Two Pence Coin? When the UK adopted a decimalised currency system in 1971, the new 2 pence coins were marked with ‘NEW PENCE’ on the reverse. This was implemented to make it easier for the general population to identify the coins. As the pre-existing coins were spent and new coins issued, the ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

The Shakespeare £2 Coins

To commemorate the 400th Anniversary of  William Shakespeare’s death the Royal Mint produced 3 different Shakespeare £2 coin designs into circulation in 2016. These designs included the Comedies, Histories and Tragedies designs and were each produced in varying amounts. As a set, these coins can attract above face value prices on the secondary market, and ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

A Guide to the Olympic 50p Coins

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to the 2012 Olympics 50p coins. We’ve ordered the 50p coins from lowest mintage to highest, to give you an idea of which of them are the rarest! Released in 2011, there are 29 Olympic 50p coins dedicated to the various sports that took place at the Olympics. Use our ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

Is it Illegal to Melt Coins in the UK?

Coins in the UK have undergone many changes throughout history, not least of which is their metallic composition. The various metals that have been used to mint coins have led to some people choosing to melt British coins to sell for profit, but is it illegal to melt coins in the UK? And is there ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

Is there a £100 note?

There is a £100 note that was first issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland way back in 1727. The current design of the £100 note was issued in 1987 and is still issued to this day. There is also a £100 note issued by the Bank of Ireland that was first issued in 2005 ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

How much is the 1998 NHS 50p Coin Worth?

The 1998 NHS 50p coin is a 50p coin dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948. The NHS was created as part of the social reform following World War 2 and is entirely funded by taxation. The 1998 NHS 50p coin has an average market value ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

The Battle of Hastings 50p

Since writing this article last year, the price of the Battle of Hastings 50p has changed significantly. Since the infamous eBay sale of £63,100.00 last year, the prices were heavily inflated for a while but that seems to have settled down now. As such, we’ve updated the average values accordingly. According to the most recent ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

A guide to the Pre-Decimal Penny

The pre-decimal penny was a coin that was issued between 1707 and 1970, before its replacement after decimalisation by the ‘new’ decimal one pence. At the time of its mintage, the pound was split into 20 shillings each worth 12 pence, so one penny was essentially 1/240 of a pound. Before the pre-decimal penny, there ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

The 1918 Representation of the People Act 50p

The 1918 Representation of the People’s Act 50p was introduced in 2018 and is an iconic 50p that you will have no doubt come across in your change. But how much is it worth today, and is it even rare? Keep reading to learn more about the coin including how much it is worth and ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 11, 2021

How much is a crown worth today?

A crown was a coin that was in circulation between 1707 and 1965 in the UK that had a face value of five shillings. From the end of the 19th century, the crown was mainly a commemorative coin, and this is still the case today. If you are interested in a similar half-crown coin, take ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 7, 2021

How Much is a Sixpence Worth Today?

The sixpence was first used by the British Empire in 1551 and has undergone several changes over the years. Remaining a key part of the UK’s currency system until Decimal Day, the coin was finally withdrawn from circulation in 1980. Despite this, the sixpence continues to play a part in British tradition and is involved ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick October 4, 2021

A Guide to the Pre-Decimal Halfpenny

The British pre-decimal halfpenny coin was often referred to as the half penny or halfpenny. This was a unit of currency that was equal to half a penny or one-four-hundred-and-eightieth of a pound sterling. If you are more interested in learning about the decimal halfpenny, issued in 1971, please read our article here about it! ... Read more

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