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Written by Joe Trewick July 26, 2022

Is There A £100 Note?

Ask anyone to name the largest Uk banknote denomination and they’ll say the £50 note without hesitation, but is there a £100 note? There are in fact two types of £100 notes – one issued in Scotland that was first issued in 1727 and one in Northern Ireland that was issued in 2005. This topic ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick March 3, 2022

NHS 50p: How Much Is It Worth And Is It Rare?

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, which was created as part of the social reform following World War 2 and is entirely funded by taxation – but how much is the coin worth today? The 1998 ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick June 24, 2022

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 June 24, 2022

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 March 3, 2022

1918 Representation of the People Act 50p: Is It Worth Anything Or Rare?

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? According to an average value taken from confirmed sold listings on eBay, the coin is ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick August 2, 2022

How Much Is A Crown Worth Today?

A crown is a coin that was in circulation between 1707 and 1965 in the UK that had a face value of five shillings, which translates to 25 pence in today’s money. From the end of the 19th century, the crown became more of a commemorative coin, and this is still the case today. It’s ... Read more

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Written by Joe Trewick July 26, 2022

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 June 24, 2022

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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Written by Joe Trewick July 27, 2022

How Much Is A Threepence Worth Today?

Expired coins pre-dating the 1971 decimalisation system have become a popular niche for coin collectors throughout the UK and beyond, and one of these coins is the threepence – but how much is a threepence worth today? The value of the threepenny fluctuates greatly from one era to the next due partly to varying interest ... Read more

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