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Whether your interest lies in coin collecting or investing, we aim to bring you interesting and informative articles that cover all things numismatic!

Welcome to the blog pages of The Britannia Coin Company. You'll find a variety of articles here that cover a wide variety of subjects, from investment information to coin history. Our staff have a broad numismatic knowledge, so if there's a particular article you'd like to see here, please get in touch and let us know!

VIGO Coins of Queen Anne

VIGO Coins of Queen Anne

27th September 2020
A number of Britain's past coins stand as a tribute to the country’s incredible naval heritage. One such coin is the 1703 Vigo coin.
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The Maria Theresa Thaler Silver Coin

The History of the Maria Theresa Thaler Silver Coin

19th September 2020
Maria Theresa, a name that’s now well known throughout the world of numismatics, was born in 1717. The only female ruler in the House of Habsburg, she became the Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia at the age of 23.
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The Story of the English Crown

The History of the English Crown Coin

6th July 2020
The crown coin is an enduring piece of British coinage, with a long and winding history. Today, small numbers of crowns are struck to commemorate big moments in British culture. But almost 500 years ago, large volumes of crowns were issued into circulation for everyday use.
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Proof vs Bullion Coins

Bullion Coins vs Proof Coins

1st July 2020
Distinguishing between proof coins and non proof coins is generally a very straightforward task. However, there are certain coins that are decidedly more tricky to identify.
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Coin Clipping

The History of Coin Clipping & The Recoinage of 1696

29th June 2020
Today, the coins in circulation in Britain are simply a token of value, but our coins used to contain their value in silver or gold. In fact, it was once possible to take a file to your coins and take shavings of these precious metals – and many people did just that.
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Royal Mint Music Legends

Introducing The Royal Mint's Music Legends collection

14th April 2020
The Royal Mint has introduced a new collection, Music Legends, celebrating the artists who have changed the face of British music. This new series immortalises in coinage the country’s greatest musicians, starting with rock band, Queen. Each artist will feature on the reverse of the coin with The Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II by Jody Clark on the coin’s obverse. In a slow release of the full collection, the series will pluck the very best from the music Hall of Fame in a series of limited edition designs celebrating each artist’s legacy.
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