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Ravens and Crown Jewels grace Tower of London coin collection

AOL 2018-12-03 06:33:54

A new coin collection commemorating the history around the Tower of London has been launched.

The four coins each carry a special Tower mint mark – the first time this has appeared on an official UK coin.

The first coin, available from Monday, features the Tower’s famous ravens, while others depict the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders and the Ceremony of the Keys.

The new collection features four coins focusing on the history of the Tower of London (RoyalMint/PA)

The launch, by the Royal Mint in collaboration with the Historic Royal Palaces, aims to bring to life the near 1,000 years of history associated with the Tower, which was built by William the Conqueror.

Nicola Howell, from the Royal Mint, said: “Everyone remembers the Tower of London, the grisly goings-on that we learn about at school, or exciting trips there to find out more about the past and see the Crown Jewels.

“The Tower contains so much British history – including that of the Royal Mint – that we had to mark this with a collection.

“We hope everyone enjoys finding out more about the myths and legends of the Tower, we certainly did.”