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Tower of London Collection

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UK Coins

The heritage and artistry behind UK coinage goes back centuries. From modern day to historical coinage, learn more about the tradition of coins in Britain.

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The Sovereign

Since 1489, the Sovereign has left a lasting impression in the history of coinage. In fact, it is considered by many as the flagship coin of The Royal Mint.

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Britannia has been an icon of Britain’s coinage for 2,000 years. Learn more about this enduring symbol and the history behind her portrait.

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The monarchy has guided Britain for centuries and has influenced and contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language and government that exist today.

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As D-Day approached, Britain prepared for the biggest change in its monetary system for more than 1,000 years. Explore the story of decimal coinage and how Britain adapted to the change.

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