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The British coat of arms as a monetary puzzle
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The British coat of arms as a monetary puzzle

In 2005, the Royal Mint held a competition to design a new series of British coins and received more than 4,000 entries. Of those, it was the engraver, medallist and designer Matthew Dent who came out on top with a design which is original to say the (...)
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Five wonderful wonders of the world  (Series #2)
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Five wonderful wonders of the world (Series #2)

So, here we are again, embarking together on a new expedition around the world that will reveal five collectible items which are undoubtedly worthy of the greatest interest, undoubtedly original, surely rare, or even sometimes surprising...even amusin(...)
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Five wonderful wonders of the world (Series #1)
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Five wonderful wonders of the world (Series #1)

Every collector has their own preferences, themes to which they are partial, their favorite collectible items. Each collector has their own Moby Dick – their relentlessly pursued white whale. The pièce de résistance which will complete the masterpiece(...)
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Open day at the maisons closes
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Open day at the maisons closes

Prostitution was more or less tolerated in France from the reign of Louis XV up until 1804, although it did become more strictly controlled as time went on. Louis XVI proved a little less tolerant, with prostitutes being sent either to prison or to th(...)
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Top 8 passions of the kings of France
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Top 8 passions of the kings of France

Many of the Kings of France shared an interest in the same hobby: hunting. That’s no secret! However, some also developed a special penchant for one discipline or another and devoted themselves to it extravagantly. Whether it was a genuine interest, h(...)
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Top 11 animals featured on ancient coins
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Top 11 animals featured on ancient coins

Emblems, myths, symbols… There’s no doubt about it: be they gods or myths, emblems or parables, terrifying or powerful, fighting or posing, immobile or in motion, animals are everywhere to be found on ancient coins. Allow us to present our non-exhaust(...)
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Albert Camus