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The broad appeal of historic coins

The broad appeal of historic coins

Coins and money are an integral part of society and have been for many centuries and historic coins have a broad appeal to serious numismatists and serious investors.

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Why do people buy historic coins?

Why do people buy historic coins?

A look into some of the reasons collectors choose historic coins.

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George T. Morgan – Silver Morgan Dollar

George T. Morgan – Silver Morgan Dollar

The Morgan Dollar, designed by George T. Morgan, is one of the most famous coins in American history.

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Guide to getting a fair price for a coin

Guide to getting a fair price for a coin

Rebecca Morgan, Head of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, says: “There are occasionally reports of coins selling for large amounts on the secondary market, some of which seem a bit farfetched, so we want to ensure collectors have the right information and pay a fair price.

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Explore Coinage During Conflict

Explore Coinage During Conflict

Britain’s military history and that of its money are intertwined. Coins equipped, clothed and fed armies and, behind enemy lines, hard currency bought escape from hostile situations.

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The Rarest Coins

The Rarest Coins

Over 30 billion coins are estimated to be in circulation in the United Kingdom today. The Royal Mint has been creating coins since AD 886 and, as such, people across the country own coins which are no longer in use. Some of these coins could possibly be rare and might be very valuable.

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Popular Historic Denominations

William III Guinea

Guinea

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George IV Crown

Crowns

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George V Shilling

Shilling

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Victoria Sixpence

Sixpence

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Edward VII Threepence

Threepence

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George III Penny

Pennies

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