‘FAKE TWO PENCE’ – Rare error coin earns charity £1350 at auction

Malmesbury, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via TheLADbible and Daily Mail Poppy Appeal collectors in the English city of Malmesbury in Wiltshire county found themselves a small windfall after a ‘fake’ coin that was deposited in one of their charity collection boxes turned out to be a rare minting error that sold for £1,350 at a recent auction. Volunteers working for the British Royal Legion were sifting through the takings from a street collection appeal for ex-service personnel when they stumbled across a 2-pence coin that was silver-coloured, instead of the usual copper. Convinced it was a badly-done fake or a … Continue reading ‘FAKE TWO PENCE’ – Rare error coin earns charity £1350 at auction

THE ‘UNDERPOUND’: UK national mint issues London Underground £2 coin

The Royal Mint, official producer of coinage for the United Kingdom, has announced the release of a duo of two-pound coins to commemorate the London Underground’s 150th anniversary. The bimetallic coins, which are the largest denomination normally found in British purses and wallets, will be distributed at selected Underground stations. They are predicted to be highly sought after by coin collectors as well as tourists looking for the ultimate London souvenir. There will be two distinctive designs used along with the Queen’s profile by Ian Rank-Broadley that is standard for all U.K. coinage. A definitive issue two-pound coin. The two … Continue reading THE ‘UNDERPOUND’: UK national mint issues London Underground £2 coin