Mary I & Philip Shilling, 1554 - was the first English coin to bear a double portrait.

This coin is over 450 years old. It was the first English coin bearing a double portrait. The Mary I & Philip Shilling.

The first Gold Sovereign was an English hammered coin first struck in 1489, during the reign of King Henry VII of England (1485-1509). Lord Daubeney & Bartholomew Reed, joint masters & workers of the mint by Royal appointment, were given instructions to create a new gold coin at the "standard fineness" - 958 fine,also known as 23 carat; the standard for gold at the time.

Hammered Double Sovereigns and Treble Sovereigns - Unique examples of piedfort (literally “heavy foot”) sovereigns of Henry VII have been found at double and triple thickness, using the same.

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The 'Godless' florin, 1849 - Queen Victoria - so called due to  the omission of the words DEI GRATIA and FIDEI DEFENSOR from Queen Victoria’s titles on the first florins struck, that was soon corrected.

The 'Godless' florin, 1849 - Queen Victoria - so called due to the omission of the words DEI GRATIA and FIDEI DEFENSOR from Queen Victoria’s titles on the first florins struck, that was soon corrected.

Last year The Royal Mint released five commemorative 50p coins celebrating the life of the much loved children's author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter. Now you can own ALL FIVE in unblemished Brilliant Uncirculated condition with our Beatrix Potter 50p Coins 150th Anniversary Set: Find out more here: www.westminstercollection.com/BeatrixPotterSet #beatrixpotter #beatrixpotter50p #coincollecting #numismatics #peterrabbit #beatrix150 #mrstiggywinkle #jemimapuddleduck #squirrelnutkin #duck…

Four new Beatrix Potter silver coins have been revealed by The Royal Mint. Jeremy Fisher, and Tom Kitten all feature for the first time on UK coinage – whilst Peter Ra…

A number of rare £1 coins are fetching high prices online as the round coinage is phased out from March. The rarest £1 coin currently in circulation is the Edinburgh £1.

A number of rare coins are fetching high prices online as the round coinage is phased out from March. The rarest coin currently in circulation is the Edinburgh

A beautiful original King Aethelred the Unready small cross type silver penny.  This coin is known as a small cross type due to the small cross on the reverse of the coin. This type of coin was issued during the reign of King Aethelred (978 - 1016) making it over 1000 years old.  The condition of the coin is rated as good very fine with only light wear to the higher areas and overall good condition.  This coin is guaranteed genuine.  Please ask any question you may have, high resolution…

Old English Antique King Aethelred (The Unready) Silver Small Cross Type Penny Coin 978 - 1016, British, Anglo Saxon

Old English Antique King Aethelred (The Unready) Silver Small Cross Type Penny Coin 978 - British, Anglo Saxon

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