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Royal Mint Celebrates Dinosaurs on New Collectible 50ps

The Royal Mint is putting a massive lizard on its latest collectable 50p, and then on the other side it's stamping on the likeness of several of the nation's key historical dinosaur discoveries, in a coin series it's calling Dinosauria. Read More >>

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Brexit 50p Very Nearly Definitely About to Happen

This is the third-last story we'll ever do about the interminable process of manufacturing and releasing the commemorative Brexit 50p coin, as the chancellor has revealed the final form of the on/off coin with its new EU exit date of January 31 stamped on. Read More >>

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The Brexit 50p is Back On

The Brexit 50p is back on again, with the government ordering a new batch stamped with the current EU exit date of Probably January 31 2020 For Real This Time, seeing as our new state leaders seem about to make a deadline stick. Read More >>

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Idiots Fall for “Rare 50p” Hype

Some poor old grandad buying what he was told to has spent £300 on a coin that's worth £10 at best, and that latter price is for one bought direct from the Mint in a nice cardboard case, untouched by human hands. Read More >>

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Add “The Wallace & Gromit One” to Your List of Ultra-Rare 50p Coins

The Royal Mint continues to make great use of its licence to manufacture money by manufacturing more money, this time getting 50p enthusiasts excited about a coin featuring Aardman's finest blu-tack creations Wallace and Gromit. Read More >>

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Brexit 50p Coins Head to the Smelter in Literal Financial Meltdown

Another Two Ronnies sketch is playing out live in the corridors of power, as the aborted Brexit 50p coins that were to commemorate the October 31st control-retake date are now to be melted down and refused entry to general circulation. Read More >>

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The Brexit 50p is the Latest Thing to Not Happen Like They Said

You'll never guess... oh. You guessed. Well done. It was a pretty easy one, we suppose, as news broke over the weekend that manufacturing of the divisive "Brexit 50p" that was to immortalise the day of the UK's departure from the EU has been put on hold. Because October 31 is now back to being nothing more than boring old Halloween 2019, and that's not special enough by itself to get a 50p. Read More >>

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Royal Mint Counts All the 50p Coins so You Don’t Have to

Collecting 50p pieces seems to be cool with the kids these days, seeing as 50p is about all the underpaid youth can afford to set aside for rainy days and flat deposits and so on. But which 50p is the rarest of them all? The Royal Mint has blown the doors off this perennial tabloid clickbait favourite by literally listing the mintage numbers throughout the entire lifetime of the 50p. Read More >>

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Celebratory* Brexit 50p Fast-Tracked into Production

The UK's current government and current chancellor are planning to dump millions of celebratory/commiseratory Brexit 50 pence pieces on the UK, hopefully in time for the current EU exit deadline of October 31. Read More >>

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2018 Was a Barren Year for 2p and 1p Coins

The UK Treasury has revealed that it didn't ask the Royal Mint to make any new 2p or 1p coins last year, as the country is apparently full of them. Perhaps we're taking better care of the pennies nowadays instead of chucking them in fountains to imagine things may become better. Read More >>

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Treasury Licenses Out New £1 Coin Design

The little bits of island around the world that are still technically part of the UK empire may soon be using the new £1 coin, thanks to the Treasury giving approval for dependencies and territories to mint their own £1 clones. Read More >>

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Royal Mint Wants £13 for Admittedly Quite Posh £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is about to make a small mint for itself this Christmas, as it's launched a new series of limited edition £5 coins to sell to collectors and people who enjoy having this sort of thing. Read More >>

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Government Plans Special Brexit 50p

People who enjoy collecting all the types of 50 pence coin we have here in the UK are about to be told to look out for another one, but it might be one that a sizeable percentage of the population would rather not get in their change and will instead frisbee into the nearest charity slot. It's about Brexit. A Brexit 50p. Get those jokes in fast. The best one we've thought of so far is it should actually be worth 51.9 pence in honour of the percentage of Leave votes, which would also make shopping more complicated as an additional Brexit metaphor. Read More >>

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Royal Wedding Commemorative Fiver Costs £13

It looks like David Beckham is remarrying Posh Spice in this commemorative coin for the latest in the long line of royal weddings, with just £13 getting you a coin worth £5. What an amazingly suitable metaphor for the royal family. Read More >>

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This Real-Life, Coin-Shooting Mario Block Is My New Retirement Plan

Stressed about job security? Worried about making ends meet? Super Mario might be a plumber, but do you ever see him fixing pipes? No, and why would he when his world is filled with random blocks that spew gold coins? Apparently hoping for an early retirement, hacker Jonathan Whalen attempted to build a real-life version of a Super Mario Land question block that actually spits out coins. Read More >>