British Coins Colloquial Names of British Coins and their Origins - Over the years most British coins have picked up colloquial names, nicknames such as quids, bobs and tanners. Some of these terms are so old that their etymology is no longer clear, but here are a few of the more famous names.
Royal Mint Proof Boxes – What Year, What Box? - Where the Royal Mint has been fairly consistent with the reverse designs used, they have not with the style of presentation boxes used.