Tuesday, 7 November 2017 | Gareth
The Sovereign's connection with royalty was clear when it was very first struck in 1489 and provided a name that reminds us of its links to the emperor.
Monday, 6 November 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.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | Gareth
Remembrance Day started in 1919 to respect the penances of fighters in the First World War and functions have occurred at war commemorations from that point onward.
Monday, 9 October 2017 | Gareth
This year’s Royal Mint Christmas coin celebrates the very heart of our Yuletide traditions with this original Christmas tree design.
Monday, 2 October 2017 | Gareth
After an astonishing life together and having dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy on November 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H Prince Philip will celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary.
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.