End of an era as Queen Elizabeth II dies


08 September 2022
The world is coming to terms with the sad news of the passing of HM Elizabeth II, a monarch whose long life and reign has been reflected and commemorated on coins.

At this sad time for the nation and the world, the subject of collecting and studying coins and banknotes is far from our minds. This period of mourning will be reserved to reflect on the incredible life and reign of the Queen.

But as time passes, we will find moments to look back on a long and fascinating period of our history, when thousands upon thousands of coins featured the portrait of Elizabeth II.

The presence of the Queen on our money has been as constant as her service to the nation and Commonwealth.

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In the coming weeks we will look back and share our thoughts on this remarkable era of coin production and, in time, look ahead to the new coins of King Charles III.