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Silver penny of William the Conqueror, struck about 1070-1072 at the London Mint of moneyer Ealdgar. The Obverse shows a crowned King William facing, with a canopy of two columns. This is known as the 'Canopy Type'.
Military manoeuvrers are often shown on Roman Coins. This coin is an AE (Brass/Bronze) Sestertius of Emperor Nero, struck at the Rome Mint between 64AD and 66AD. The Reverse shows Nero on horseback with another soldier. Text on coin is "DECURSIO" which means 'military manoeuvrer'.
Silver Denarius of the Emperor Augustus struck at the Rome Mint of the Moneyer P Licinius Stolo around 17BC. The Reverse shows an Apex flaminis (a cap worn by some Roman priests) between two ancilia.
Silver threepence of King Edward VI. Third period. Minted between 1551 and 1553 at the Tower (London) Mint.
The Midland Coin Fair (Birmingham UK) attracts around 50+ dealers from all around the UK and is always on the second Sunday of each month. March/June/September/December are the 'Big' fairs, which have even more dealers.
In 2006 the Royal Mint released two coins celebrating the 200th year of the birth of one of Britain's greatest engineers - Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). Brunel was a key figure in the Industrial Revolution and he is remembered for many things, including railways, steamships, bridges and buildings.
If you're looking for Richard's name in the legend then you may be disappointed as it says HENRICVS, as the coins were struck in the name and design of Henry II (and continued to be so in the next reign too).
The City Views series from the Royal Mint was launched on 28 April 2022. It starts off with London and shows an image of London as it was just before the Great Fire of 1666, based on the 'The Long View of London' by Wenceslaus Hollar.
There had been a need for a circulation halfpenny since the reign of Charles II but due to the (relatively) high production costs mintage was sporadic. In 1797 the Royal Mint asked Matthew Boulton to produce copper coins at his Soho Mint in Birmingham and the Fourth Issue coinage included the halfpenny (and also twopence, penny and farthing).
By 1663 the Royal Mint was ready to end hammered coinage and replace it with the milled coinage created by the machine of Peter (Pierre) Blondeau. This is a silver shilling of King Charles II, minted in 1663 at the Tower Mint in London.