Facts about coin collecting

There are many things in the world to collect. Stamps, Star Wars figures (still in the original packaging for preference), Welsh love spoons, Cars (if you can afford them!), but what about coins? In all cases, it’s a good idea to get a Self Storage Chorley unit like those from www.andrewporterltd.co.uk/removals/storage-lancashire/chorley-storage-and-self-storage/  to keep it all in. Coins may be small, but they retain more value than many other larger items. It’s not just the actual monetary worth of the coin itself. Some are special and can reach very valuable sums, even when they are no longer legal tender.

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The reason that the coins become so valuable is the “tails” side of the coin. On one side is the Sovereign, the current King or Queen, and on the other is an unusual design. British Coins are well known for this, and the Royal Mint is responsible for the production of UK coins. They have designers that come up with great examples of celebrations of UK culture and famous figures.

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One of the best examples is the limited edition 50p coin that features the Tower of Kew from Kew gardens. If you can find one, it is worth much more than its 50p value if you use it in a shop. Winnie the Pooh, the 2012 Olympics, symbols and flowers from the UK all have been on the back of our £1, 50p and 10p coins. What will they come up with next?

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