British Coins

Articles on British coins, including Roman coins, Celtic coins, pre-decimal and modern GB coins

Your guide to rare 20p coins
Introduced in 1982, the 20p coin has been one of the most consistent of Britain's coins, but there are rare varieties…
15 June 2021
How much is the Battle of Britain 50p worth?
In 2015 The Royal Mint issued a Battle of Britain 50p coin marking the 75th anniversary of the aerial battle that took…
16 December 2020
Music Legends: David Bowie £5 coin
The David Bowie £5 coin is the third in The Royal Mint’s ‘Music Legends’ collection, and follows coins in honour of…
07 December 2020
The Angel gold coin explained
Your video guide to the Angel, an English gold coin introduced by King Edward IV in 1465 which lasted until the 17th…
05 July 2020
Your chance to own The Snowman™ 50p coin
The Royal Mint has today (5 November) released details of a new silver proof 50p coin based on Raymond Brigg's…
05 November 2019
New Gruffalo 50p coin revealed!
The Royal Mint have issued a second Gruffalo coin to mark the 20th anniversary of the children's book, with a new…
17 October 2019
Isle of Man issue Cricket World Cup 50p coins
Five new 50p coins have been issued on behalf of the Isle of Man, to celebrate the 2019 Cricket World Cup
12 July 2019
How much is my 50p worth?
There is a growing number of special 50p coins for collectors to find, from the 2012 Olympics 50p coins to the rare Kew…
25 June 2019
When were 50p coins introduced?
The 50p coin first appeared in our change on 14 October 1969. Our history guide follows the coin through the decades,…
22 June 2019

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