Businesses Send Perfectly Good £1 Coins to the Smelter

The effort to replace the nation's £1 coins with other £1 coins isn't going entirely to plan, as it seems that some businesses are failing to be bothered enough to sort them out properly before sending the old coins back to be melted away.  Some of the shiny new ones are being returned in with the battered old ones from 1983. Read More >>

Jane Austen £2 Coin Gazumps Polymer £10

Jane Austen is about to be the star of the forthcoming polymer English £10 note (to be revealed in its final form today), but she's also got another bit of money coming to her. She's the star of a new special edition £2 coin as well, and this one's going to beat the tenner to your pockets by quite a margin. Read More >>

We’re Getting Some Coloured-in Coins

An updated set of  Beatrix Potter 50p pieces is launching in the UK later this year, and in a bonkers first for our historic coinage some of them are being coloured in. It's enough to make you embrace the euro. Read More >>

Happy New £1 Coin Day! Here’s Where You Can Get One Today

Today is the day the brand new pound coin enters circulation, and currency nerds everywhere are excited. Which means us. Read More >>

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 >>