British Coins

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

How many Olympic 50p coins are there, and how much are they worth?
To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, The Royal Mint issued 29 50p coins, each depicting a different Olympic sport. The…
17 February 2018
Coins of the British Museum - A coin from the East India Company at Fort…
Richard Kelleher spotlights the collection of the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals with a coin from the…
29 January 2018
Video: Lecture on the Wold Newton Roman coin hoard
Dr Andrew Woods, Curator of Numismatics, York Museums Trust, discusses the Wold Newton hoard, recently found and newly…
10 January 2018
Royal Mint reveal collectable coins for 2017
The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 with the new £1 coin amongst the highlights for coin…
01 January 2017
Isle of Man Christmas Angel coin
The latest coin in the Isle of Man’s Christmas Angels series has been issued by Pobjoy Mint.
18 October 2016
New £1 coin design - interview with designer David Pearce
The Chancellor George Osborne recently unveiled the reverse of the forthcoming dodecagon £1 coin, set to enter…
10 April 2015
Coin collecting book review - Coins of England and the United Kingdom
Often described as the ‘bible’ of English coins, the renowned Coins of England & The United Kingdom catalogue has been…
08 December 2014
An introduction to Elizabethan coins
When Queen Elizabeth came to the throne England’s economy was in a terrible state, prompting the new monarch to…
15 July 2013

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