Old English Coins For Sale – When Do English Coins Date From?
Collecting coins is both one of the most popular hobbies around and is also a great chance to make a lifetime investment. With the earliest coins dating back to pre-Roman Britain, there are many old English coins for sale which can increase the value of your collection.
Metal coins have been used in the UK as currency for well over 2,000 years. Non-metal coins have been in use even longer – with some dating back to the Celtic age. If you are thinking of starting a set of collectable coins, there are six main types to look out for: the earliest type of coin - Potins; the more sophisticated Startes; Roman coins from the time of the invasion; the Penny, which was introduced in 959AD; gold coins introduced from the 14th century; and milled coins, which entered circulation in 1561. While each coin has a specified monetary value when first produced, their worth to the collector can grow over time, making them a great investment. Rare coins UK to look out for include the smallest value currency ever produced - the Farthing - which was in use in the UK in various forms from 1216 and continued to be produced for a staggering seven centuries. Over this time, they were variously produced in tin, copper and even silver. The Halfpenny was introduced some sixty years later, and still further down the line, the Penny and minted Shillings were commissioned for every monarch who came to the throne. Any examples of these are ideal for the beginner to start their collection.
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