12-Sided £1 Coin Coming in March

The new 12-sided pound coin has been given a launch date, with the Bank of England set to dump jingling bags full of them on the steps of retailers on the morning of March 28. Read More >>

These Crazy Coin Stack Sculptures Seem Impossible

Japanese artist Thumb Tani may have negotiated some deal with how gravity works on Earth for his coin sculptures. Or maybe he is somehow channelling Magneto’s superpowers. No way could be just carefully placing these coins on top of each other, because I struggle with making a penny stand up straight. Read More >>

In 2019 the US Might Finally Get Some Space Coins

On Monday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that requires the US Secretary of the Treasury to issue a special commemorate coin for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The bill, titled H.R. 2726 demands the Treasury create a variety of convex coins “to more closely resemble the visor of the astronaut’s helmet of the time.” They will hold a contest to decide on the specific designs, which should be “emblematic of the United States space program.” Read More >>

At Least 2016 Gave Us This Brilliant Daft Punk/Beastie Boys Mashup Album

There are rumours Daft Punk will go on tour again, but will we ever see a new album from the duo? It’s uncertain. The passing of Adam Yauch in 2012 also marked the end of the Beastie Boys, but thanks to an artist named Coins, a new album featuring Daft Punk and Beastie Boy mashups has lots for fans of either group to love. Read More >>

Free £5 Coins For Anyone Who Shares Their 90th Birthday With the Queen

To celebrate the Queen’s big 90th piss-up, the Royal Mint has unveiled a commemorative £5 coin designed by artist and sculptor Christopher Hobbs. The coin, which is marked with nine roses and, of course, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, is available from the Royal Mint’s website, and not for a fiver. Read More >>

The Round £1 Coin is Another Step Closer to Death

The new £1 coin is officially in production. The 12-sided piece, which has split public opinion, will enter circulation in March 2017, with the current £1 coin set for retirement six months later. Read More >>

The Last Ever Round £1 Coin Has Been Made (Prepare For its 12-Sided Replacement)

The Royal Mint has produced the final ever batch of £1 coins, with the nickel-brass piece set to be replaced in 2017. That’s right, the end of the road for the much-loved lump of metal is approaching, and the incoming new model isn’t even round. In just over a year, a 12-sided, bi-metallic version of the £1 coin will enter circulation, and you can almost hear the outrage already. Read More >>

Farmer Discovers Priceless Trove of Ancient Roman Coins While Removing a Molehill

A cache of over 4,000 silver and bronze coins dating back to ancient Rome has been discovered by a Swiss farmer. Buried some 1,700 years ago, it’s one of the largest treasures of its kind ever found in Switzerland. Read More >>

Coins Getting a Newer, Older Queen’s Head From Today

Our money will soon all change a bit again, thanks to the Queen having a new head design made to accommodate the fact that even massively rich and privileged people go a bit wrinkly after more than 50 years on the job. Read More >>

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Why You Should Always Catch the Coin to Make a Toss Fair

When you throw a coin in the air to make a decision, you'd expect the outcome of the toss to be 50-50 whether you catch it or let it land on the ground. But, according to randomness expert Persi Diaconis, that's simply not true. Read More >>

Churchill Getting His Face on Our Stuff Again With Commemorative £20 Coin

Winston Churchill is about to be commemorated again, or his death will be at least, thanks to the Royal Mint sticking his face, arms and torso on a £20 coin to mark the 50th anniversary of his death. Read More >>

More Secure 12-Sided £1 Coin Shown Off to Distract Us From Budget Day

Ahead of today's budget, Chancellor George Osborne dipped into his pocket and displayed a new 12-sided £1 coin, the coin's first redesign in 30 years. The reasoning behind this costly move? It's less-easy prey for counterfeiters, supposedly. Read More >>

Rare Kew Gardens 50p Coin Could be Worth £24

The 2009 edition 50p coin, with a pretty sketch of the Royal Botanic Gardens' pagoda on it, has become something of a rarity among collectors, with the 50p now netting around £24 when traded between hardcore money enthusiasts. Read More >>