The Farthing - The Farthing was a small British coin that was worth one-quarter of an old penny - 1/960th of a Pound. It's name derives from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing or fourthling, meaning fourth part. It was last minted in 1956.
King Cnut (Canute) and the 2017 Gold 5 Pound Coin - King Cnut the Great, better known to many as King Canute, was King of Denmark, England, and Norway. To commemorate the 1000th anniversary of King Cnut's ascendance to the English crown in 2017, the Royal Mint struck a gold proof five pounds piece (£5).
2010 and 2011 UK Cities 4 Coin Gold Proof One Pound Set - In 2010/2011, four one-pound coins were issued by the Royal Mint to represent the four capital cities of the United Kingdom (London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast). This set contains all four coins, minted in gold proof.
The Sixpence - The Sixpence (half a shilling) was a British silver coin that was first minted 1551 and virtually continuously until decimalisation in 1971.
Edge Inscriptions on the Round One Pound Coin - One of the interesting features of the round pound was the edge inscription. Although it is not uncommon to have edge inscriptions they do not appear on all coins as plain or milled edges are often used.
What is the Trial of the Pyx? - The Trial of the Pyx is an annual ceremony conducted since the 12th century in which the coins of the UK (minted by the Royal Mint) are tested to check if the coins have the correct metallic content, weight and size.
The Great One Hundred Pound Coin Controversy - How much would you pay for a (Legal Tender) Silver One Hundred Pound Coin? If you think £100 or more then there's probably lots of sellers who would like to meet you. The reason why may well shock you.
History of the One-Pound Coin - The Pound is the main currency of the UK and the one pound (GBP £1 sterling) coin is in everyday circulation. The one pound coin replaced the previous one pound banknote in April 1983 and the round one pound coin itself was replaced with a 12-sided, bi-metallic coin in 2017.
The 1999 Two-Pound Coin and the Rugby World Cup - The Rugby World Cup is held every four year and in 1999 it was the turn for Wales to be the hosts. A major event of this magnitude didn't go unnoticed by the Royal Mint - especially as they are just a few miles away. They decided on a variation of the bi-metallic £2 coin which had been recently introduced into circulation.
Samuel Johnson and the 2005 50p Coin – Johnson’s Dictionary - In 2005 the Royal Mint issued a 50 pence coin into general circulation in the UK to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language. So who was Samuel Johnson and why was his dictionary special?