From 1154 to 1485, England was ruled by the Plantagenet Dynasty, a line of monarchs with a profound impact on the nation’s history and, indeed, its coinage. Under the Plantagenets, English coins evolved significantly both in terms of design and denomination. This era saw the introduction of iconic coin types like the Gold Noble, Silver…
One of the most remarkable coins in British numismatic history, the Gold Noble, holds a unique place in the realm of medieval currency. First introduced in 1344 during the reign of King Edward III, the Gold Noble was not merely a medium of exchange but a strategic tool that asserted England’s sovereignty and naval strength….
Discovering the Evolution of British Coins: Tracing the Changes from the Roman Times to the 21st Century
The evolution of British coins offers a compelling journey through history, telling a story that transcends the borders of coinage, reaching into the realms of politics, economy, art, and culture. From the influence of Roman coins to the modern decimal coins of the 21st century, each change denotes an epoch in the narrative of Britain….