Monday, 18 September 2017 | Gareth
Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. Years of the Dog include 2006, 2018, and 2030. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 | Gareth
375 years after his birth we celebrate his revolutionary work and dedication to currency on a new 50p for 2017.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | Gareth
As His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh steps back from public duties, he can reflect on his record of achievement with a well-earned sense of pride.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 | Gareth
Britannia is an enduring symbol of the nation, reflecting the spirit of heritage, strength and progress that Britain identifies with. Throughout changes in art, politics, technology, and popular culture, she has provided different meaning throughout the ages and outlasted passing trends.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 | Gareth
The second fierce design in The Queen’s Beasts Collection.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 | Gareth
As technology developed, air combat became an exciting form of warfare in the eyes of the press and the public. The exploits of fighter pilots, or ‘aces’, were particularly romanticised, portrayed as noble ‘gentlemen duellists’ in the skies above the horror of the trenches.
Monday, 12 June 2017 | Gareth
The second release in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection features Mr. Jeremy Fisher – the first time the character has appeared on an official United Kingdom coin.
Sunday, 11 June 2017 | Gareth
It might surprise fans to learn that Jane Austen was almost entirely unknown during her lifetime. It was only when her nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, released A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1870 that she was born again to a wider Victorian public.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | Gareth
The House of Windsor came into being in 1917. Until then the Royal Family had borne the name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha which had come to them through marriage in 1840.
Monday, 3 April 2017 | Gareth
The adventurous hero of Beatrix Potter's very first book was so popular that 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' became the very first in a series of 23 'small books for small hands'.