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Stop thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen from Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood's Exeter Salerooms on or around March 19-20: 1914-15 Star trio to 1026 Pte P. Taylor R.IR. Regt. Any information via 101 to Devon & Cornwall Police please, crime reference SP-25439-24-5050-01

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Britain's new coins!

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has unveiled eight brand new coin designs that will soon appear on official circulating UK coins, ranging from the 1p to the £2. The new designs are inspired by flora and fauna found across Britain and reflect King Charles III’s passion for conservation and the natural world.  ...

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The new 1p

/ Phil Mussell

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The penny: Hazel Dormouse    Small in stature, the hazel dormouse is a fitting presence on the UK 1p coin.  Mostly found in southern England in the UK, the hazel dormouse population in the UK has halved since 2007.   However, more than 1,000 have been reintroduced in 13...

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The new 2p

/ Phil Mussell

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Red Squirrel    The red squirrel’s distinctive colouring blends perfectly with the reddish hue of the UK 2p coin.    With 75% of its UK population found in areas of Scotland, the red squirrel can also be found in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight, Brownsea Island, Anglesey, Cumbria,...

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The new 5p

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Oak tree leaf    The UK 5p coin displays a leaf taken from an oak tree, signifying its role as a rich habitat for biodiversity in British woodland areas.  Supporting more life than any other native tree species in the UK, the oak tree has a long association with monarchies, as ancient...

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The new 10p

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Capercaillie    Found in a small part of Scotland, the capercaillie is the world’s largest grouse and features on the reverse of the UK 10p coin.   After becoming extinct once before, in the mid-eighteenth century, the species is now at risk of becoming extinct for the second time.  ...

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The new 20p

/ Phil Mussell

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Puffin    The unmistakable seabird features on the reverse of the new definitive UK 20p coin.   Striking in their appearance, around 10% of the worldwide puffin population breeds along the UK’s coastline.   Classed as a Red List species, the population is predicted to severely...

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The new 50p

/ Phil Mussell

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Atlantic salmon    A priority conservation species, the Atlantic salmon features on the UK 50p coin.   Wild populations are low due to factors like river pollution, habitat loss, river heating and overfishing.   They can be found in clean rivers in Scotland and Wales along with...

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The new £1

/ Phil Mussell

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Bees   The £1 features a depiction of a bee, symbolising the 250+ species which exist in Britain.   Bumblebees, mason bees, mining bees and more - these industrious insects play a pivotal role in pollinating many plants and fruiting trees.   They can be found all over the country,...

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The new £2

/ Phil Mussell

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National flowers    The UK £2 features flora that symbolise the four nations of the country – a rose for England, a daffodil for Wales, a thistle for Scotland and a shamrock for Northern Ireland.   Inspired by The King’s inaugural address on 9 September 2022 and personally approved by...

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