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All change for change

Posted on Fri, 6 August 2010 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

Those with an interest in such things will know that our "copper" coinage hasn't been that for some years - the decimal 1p and 2p pieces were in fact bronze but that changed in 1992 when they started being minted in steel coated in copper.

Now the composition of the 5p and 10p piece is changing too with the proclamation of July 22 2010 that states all coins of these denominations will also be made out of "mild steel" - this time coated in nickel. We await to see what these coins will look and feel like and will keep you posted when they start entering circulation - if we spot them that is!


For the full proclamation take a look at the London Gazette Website