UK to Feature the Great Fire, Shakespeare, and Battle of Hastings on 2016 Coins

November 3, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Mint has released information on coin programs planned for 2016. New issues will mark historic anniversaries, including the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and London’s Great Fire of 1666.

Also announced is a special one pound coin to be included in specific coin sets, effectively saying goodbye to the current one pound coin, which will be replaced by a new security enhanced circulation version in 2017.

In all, a total of five commemorative £2 coins will be issued, as well as one new fifty pence coin. In… Full article at the source>

Source: (Coin Update News)

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