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British Gold Coin

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  • A gold coin is a coin made mostly or entirely of gold. Gold has been used for coins practically since the invention of coinage, originally because of gold's intrinsic value.
  • (Gold Coins) Gold dollar | Quarter Eagle ($2.50) | Three-dollar piece | Half Eagle ($5) | Eagle ($10) | Double Eagle ($20)
  • (Gold Coins) Material/physical wealth indicated
  • Of the British Commonwealth or (formerly) the British Empire
  • The Britons (sometimes Brythons or British) were the Celtic people living in Great Britain from the Iron Age through the Early Middle Ages.Koch, pp. 291–292. They spoke the Insular Celtic language known as British or Brythonic.
  • Of or relating to Great Britain or the United Kingdom, or to its people or language
  • the people of Great Britain
  • The British (also known as Britons, informally Brits, or archaically Britishers) are citizens of the United Kingdom, of the Isle of Man, one of the Channel Islands, or of one of the British overseas territories, and their descendants.
british gold coin - A guide
A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients, from circ. B.C. 700 to A.D. 1
A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients, from circ. B.C. 700 to A.D. 1
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Fishpool gold coins
Fishpool gold coins
"On 22 March 1966 an unusual hoard was discovered on a building site at the village of Fishpool. It comprises 1,237 coins, four rings, four pieces of jewellery and two lengths of chain. It was probably deposited some time between winter 1463 and summer 1464, during a rebellion against the Yorkist king Edward IV (reigned 1460-83) on behalf of the Lancastrian Henry VI, in the first decade of the Wars of the Roses (1455-85). Most of the coins in the hoard were English nobles, half-nobles and quarter-nobles, ranging in date from the reign of Edward III (1327-77) to the latest coins in the group: 63 coins of Edward IV, of a type issued between 1460 and August 1464. The hoard also included 223 foreign coins: issues of James II of Scotland (1436-60), Charles VII of France (1422-61) and Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy (1419-67), who dominated the Netherlands. Margaret of Anjou was raising money in these areas on behalf of her husband Henry VI in 1461-63. The face value of the hoard when deposited was about ?400, equivalent to around ?300,000 today. Medieval coin hoards generally consist of much smaller sums, since the rich and powerful never needed to resort to hiding their treasure in the ground. Thus, the Fishpool hoard must have been deposited in a very unusual, emergency situation, in the circumstances of the failed revolt of 1464. It may have formed part of the Lancastrian royal treasury, entrusted to someone fleeing south after the Battle of Hexham (15 May 1464) and concealed by him, perhaps with the help of a local Lancastrian sympathiser, deep inside Sherwood Forest." - from the British Museum's website
Gold Sovereigns
Gold Sovereigns
Three British Gold Sovereigns from 1980, 2004 and 2005. A Gold Sovereign is a gold coin first issued in 1489 for Henry VII of England and still in production as of 2008. While the coin typically had a nominal value of one pound sterling or 20 shillings, the sovereign was primarily an official piece of bullion with no mark of value anywhere on the coin itself. The name "sovereign" comes from the majestic and impressive size and portraiture of the coin, the earliest of which showed the king facing, seated on a throne, while the reverse shows the Royal coat of arms on a shield surrounded by a Tudor double rose. Sovereigns were produced most years as bullion until 1982. From there to 1999, proof coinage only versions were produced, but since 2000, bullion sovereigns have been minted. Modern sovereigns are minted at the Royal Mint in Pontyclun, Mid-Glamorgan, Wales. The coins are produced in the precious metal unit which is sealed off from the rest of the Mint, the Mint itself being protected by Ministry of Defence police. Employees are not allowed to use any coins within the Mint; plastic tokens replacing coins of the realm are used in the staff canteen.

british gold coin
british gold coin
The Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins from the Hoxne Treasure
Discovered in 1992, the Hoxne Treasure is perhaps the richest cache of gold and silver coins, jewellery and tableware from the entire Roman world. The core of this volume is the catalogue of the 15,000 late 4th- and early 5th-century gold and silver coins, together with an in-depth discussion of the production and suppy of late Roman coinage. Hoxne's silver coins are particularly interesting, and the book also contains ground-breaking discussions of the silver content of Roman currency as well as of the peculiarly British phenomena of coin clipping and copying. The value of the Hoxne Treasure in shedding light on an otherwise dark period of British history also calls for a broader, non-numismatic perspective, and the volume includes an important chapter dealing with the social significance of precious metals in the later Roman empire, particularly their role in the gift-exchange networks that defined and maintained late Roman imperial society.

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