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  1. Unique Coins to Look Out for in Your Pocket Change

    Unique Coins to Look Out for in Your Pocket Change

    Coin collecting is a rewarding hobby. But did you know that many of the finest coin collections were started after a single coin was found in someone’s pocket change?

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  2. Bullion vs. Commemorative Coins – What You Should Know

    Bullion vs. Commemorative Coins – What You Should Know

    Some people are collectors, others are investors, but a true coin enthusiast should be a little of both. Precious metals such as gold and silver have been recognised as valuable for many years, and today they still hold a firm place in a savvy collector’s portfolio. But do you know in which coins should you invest?

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  3. A Brief History: Looking into the World of Bi-Metal Two Pound Coins

    A Brief History: Looking into the World of Bi-Metal Two Pound Coins

    The £2 Bi-metal coin is a popular and increasingly demanded collectable coin which was originally introduced in 1998, with the coins being struck in 1997. After a review of the United Kingdom’s coinage it was concluded that a general-circulation £2 coin was necessary in 1994.

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  4. Finding the Value of Foreign Coins

    Finding the Value of Foreign Coins

    Identifying the foreign coins can be difficult – especially if you’re unsure where the coin is from and how rare it is. At Pobjoy Mint, we have put together an ultimate guide to help you find out the value of the foreign pieces in your coin collection.

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  5. The History of the British Royal Family Told by Coins

    The History of the British Royal Family Told by Coins

    Cherished by people around the globe, the British Royal Family is one of the most celebrated families in the world. With everyone still talking about the breath-taking Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that took place last Saturday, we review the history of the UK monarchy as illustrated by coins. 

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  6. Coloured Coins – State-of-the-art

    Coloured Coins – State-of-the-art

    In the coin industry, there are four main well-known types of metals: gold, silver, platinum and titanium. Many of them have been transformed into incredible innovative coins, which feature effects such as holograms, crystal elements, gem inserts and, most importantly, colour.

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  7. Most Unusual Shaped Coins

    Most Unusual Shaped Coins

    Have you ever-wondered why coins are round instead of square or rectangle? According to history, coins began to be shaped in mostly a circular form because it was the perfect shape on which to depict portraits. Moreover, this common shape helps coins to roll, which comes in handy for vending. But not all the coins adapted to the same shape standards – here at Pobjoy Mint we have put together a collection of the most exceptional and unique coin forms from around the world.

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  8. A Brief History: Our 50 Pence Coins Past and Present

    A Brief History: Our 50 Pence Coins Past and Present

    50 pence coins have increased their popularity amongst coin collectors steadily over the last few years. With their unique equilateral-curve heptagon, its distinctive design and its increasingly sought after nature 50 pence coins have been around for a while. Discover more in this article.

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  9. The History Behind Love Tokens

    The History Behind Love Tokens

    In a world of email, instant messages and mobile phones, the humble love letter or other old fashioned ways of communicating our affection seem to be but a distant memory. Could traditional love tokens however, be about to make a comeback?

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  10. Winter Olympics Illustrated by Coins

    Winter Olympics Illustrated by Coins

    The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 and will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea and will be followed by the 2018 Winter Paralympics, which are scheduled to start on Thursday, 8th March. Prior to those exciting and challenging events, why not take a sentimental look at the previous Olympic coins released by Pobjoy Mint to commemorate both the winter and summer games from the past?

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