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Britannia banished from coins!

Posted on Fri, 1 February 2008 by Phil Mussell - Coin News

So ran the headline on last Sunday's Mail on Sunday - apparently, according to their source, Britannia, first used on coins in 1672 will no longer feature. Our heritage is being thrown away....

What's really interesting about this story is that in fact the Mail on Sunday have NO evidence for this claim whatsoever - we are assured by the Royal Mint that nobody knows what the new coins will look like apart from those directly involved in the process!

Where the Mail got their information from is anyone's guess but we are assured COIN NEWS readers will be amongst the first to see the new designs when they are launched in the spring

Watch out in MARCH's COIN NEWS for more information.