50 Pence UK, 2015 The Battle of Britain

Photo Credit: CoinAfficionado Their Finest Hour – an official UK 50p remembers the Battle of Britain. Honouring those who fought for control of the skies 75 years ago. Photo Credit: CoinAfficionado In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots and their crews to protect the…

20 Pence, Isle of Man 2001

Isle of Man 20 pence featuring Rushen Abbey.  Photo Credit: CoinAfficionado Photo Credit: CoinAfficionado

1 Pound 2013, UK

1 POUND – 2013, FLORAL EMBLEM OF WALES Date of Issue & Mintage2013 : A depiction of the floral emblem of WalesEdge Inscription: PLEIDIOL WYF I’M GWLAD (True am I to my country – A line from Welsh National Anthem)Designed by: Timothy Noad Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen 2013 Ian Rank-Broadley Reverse Designer…

2 Pounds UK, 2008

Centenary of London Olympics Edge Inscription: The 4th Olympiad London

2 Pounds UK, 2007

UNITED INTO ONE KINGDOM 2 POUNDS COIN Tercentenary of the Act of Union between England and Scotland A design dividing the coin into four quarters, with a rose and a thistle occupying two of the quarters and a portcullis in each of the other two quarters. The whole design is overlaid with a linking jigsaw…

2 Pounds UK, 2007

250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns About the Design This 2009 commemorative £2 coin marked the 250th anniversary of Burns’ birth in 1759. Its design features handwritten lines from ‘Auld Lang Syne’, one of Robert Burns’ most famous poems. The verse, which is sung at New Year celebrations across the English-speaking world, is written…

Some of the Mottos in British Coinage

    In addition to the title, a Latin or French motto might be included, generally on the reverse side of the coin. These varied between denominations and issues; some were personal to the monarch, others were more general. Some of the mottos were: POSUI DEUM ADIUTOREM MEUM “I have made God my helper“. Coins…