World coins

This section features articles written about coins from around the world

Richard Kelleher spotlights the collection of the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals with a coin from ...

29/01/2018

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This copper alloy coin from the collections of the British Museum features the 7th-century lyric poet Sappho, who ...

15/01/2018

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An intriguing item from British Museum’s collection is an 18th-century French medal commemorating a battle from ...

08/01/2018

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New coins released by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the island of Fiji look ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympics, to be ...

17/10/2017

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A set of four coins to mark the centenary of the Royal House of Windsor has been issued by Pobjoy Mint on behalf ...

09/10/2017

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The year 2018 will be Year of the Dog on the Chinese Lunar calendar, and Perth Mint have issued a report and video ...

11/09/2017

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A new holographic coin showing the Larsen B ice shelf, which collapsed 15 years ago, has been issued by Pobjoy ...

22/05/2017

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A new $1 coin has been produced by Pobjoy Mint to mark the centenary of the birth of former US president John F ...

19/04/2017

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The British Virgin Islands has honoured one of its most famous sons, the architect William Thornton, with a $1 ...

07/03/2017

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A number of collectables are being issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, as our guide ...

16/04/2015

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Take a look at this fascinating coin from the Kingdom of Askum in what is now East Africa, as detailed in the May ...

15/04/2014

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The British Musesum Coins and Medals department is home to one of the world's finest numismatic collections and it ...

01/03/2014

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