The Changing Faces of Coin Portraiture

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In an age filled with television, social media and all of the technology we could ask for, it’s hard to imagine a time where people couldn’t ‘virtually’ see each other, including their own Monarch or leader.

However, centuries ago most people would have only seen the face of their leader on a coin, with the obverse side depicting the image of a monarch or leader for thousands of years. We’ll be taking a look back at coin portraiture throughout the ages, and how dramatically this has changed.

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The 2022 Platinum Jubilee Monarch Platinum-Gold Sovereign Range

We are about to witness an event that has never happened before, in the entirety of British history. In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch ever to reach a Platinum Jubilee. The nation, and the world, will join together to celebrate such a momentous milestone; a reign of 70 years, and what a reign it has been.

Not will Her Majesty be the first to reach this milestone, making her Britiain’s longest-reigning monarch, but also the oldest reigning monarch. She has reigned through the Jet Age, the Space Age, the Computer Age, and now into the Internet Age, and through all of the decades, she has managed her role as monarch and mother with style, grace, and compassion.

To commemorate an event of this magnitude, it requires a gold sovereign coin that will also ‘stand the test of time’. And even putting to one side the significance of the event they celebrate; this is amongst the most highly significant sovereign range ever released. It will stand apart in the same way Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee does.

Introducing The 2022 Platinum Jubilee Monarch Platinum-Gold Sovereign Range, and in particular, the One-Eighth sovereign…

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World War Two – Five Facts You May Not Know


World War Two was a conflict that lasted from 1939 until 1945. It involved virtually every part of the world, as the Allied Forces of Great Britain, France, the United States, the Soviet Union and China fought against the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan.

Here, we take a look at five facts from this incredible period of history that you may not know.

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The 2021 We Will Remember Them Gold Sovereign Range

On Remembrance Day each year, Britain comes together to honour and remember all those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of our country.

With each passing year, the number of men and women who served on land, sea, and air becomes ever fewer. With this in mind our latest sovereign range does not look at just an individual, or an event, but is instead a tribute to everyone who served in the British Armed Forces during World War Two. We present The 2021 We Will Remember Them Gold Sovereign Range.

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A Short History of the Halfcrown

Dating back to the reign of Henry VIII, the halfcrown has nearly a five-hundred-year history. It ceased to be legal tender on 1st January 1970 in preparation for “Decimal Day” in Britain, which happened the following year. It was equivalent to one-eighth of a pound, or two shillings and sixpence.

Here, we take a brief look back at the history of one of Britain’s last pre-decimal coins.

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