Could this be the most popular coin of 2015?

Earlier this week The Royal Mint announced that it would be striking a range of coins to mark the moment Her Majesty The Queen becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch. The announcement proved very popular with coin collectors and fans of the royal family alike, as the website experienced overwhelming levels of traffic – the like not seen since the launch of the first ever face value £100 coin. So, could this be the most popular coin of 2015? Have your say in our poll below.

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Coin collecting: A hobby to take on holiday

We’re now into the peak of summer and many of us have already returned from our summer holidays with slightly lighter pockets than when we left. That is, I’d imagine, the truth for most people, apart from perhaps us coin collectors. I recently returned from France with a new collection of Euro coins. Before I left, my coin collection only consisted of UK coins, so I set off on my holiday excited to expand my collection.

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Happy Birthday Prince George

It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating his arrival, so it’s hard to believe that today His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge celebrates his second birthday!  Since his birth, the British public, royal enthusiasts and indeed the world have quickly taken Prince George to their hearts and, as he turns two, the nation once again celebrates another milestone for our future king.

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This photo, taken by photographer Mario Testino at Princess Charlotte’s recent christening, was issued by Kensington Palace to mark Prince George’s second birthday.

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Why are some UK coins magnetic?

From time to time we’re asked the question, ‘Why are some coins magnetic?’ It’s one of those interesting facts that you seem to just stumble across. I discovered it when a loose coin stuck to the back of a fridge magnet in a drawer! So, let’s take a look at the science behind it and some fun facts we found along the way…

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Remembering the Few: the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

This July marks the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain. Pivotal to the outcome of the Second World War, the battle was an attempt by German forces to defeat and ultimately invade Britain and continue their dominance in Western Europe. To invade, they first needed air supremacy and it fell to the Few, a group of nearly 3,000 brave young pilots and their crews, to defend the country and battle for control of the skies.

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A fold out poster available in the Brilliant Uncirculated pack

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