Queen Elizabeth II 1971-2021 Decimalisation 50th Anniversary Set

Decimal Coin Set

It has been 50 years since the changeover in Britain to decimal currency. A huge undertaking, that prompted people to collect the pre-decimal coins that Britain was losing. But what about the very first decimal coins?

Our Product of the Month for September brings them all together with a very special addition. Here, we take a closer look at The Queen Elizabeth II 1971-2021 Decimalisation 50th Anniversary Set – Mint State.

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How Queen Victoria Became Empress Of India

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India

India has had a cultural impact on Britain for hundreds of years. You can see its influence in the food and drink that we can consume, and also in our language, with words like “pyjamas” and “shampoo” deriving from Urdu and Hindi respectively. But how did Queen Victoria come to adore a country that she never set foot in, and what role did the East India Company play? Here, we take a brief look back at how Queen Victoria became Empress of India.

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