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The former British Empire was the largest of colonial states of all times, its population once was equal to one fourth part of total Earth population. Most of the colonies were set free by the beginning of the XX century, but British influence in everyday life, culture and business of the former colonies is still perceptible. Many of them still keep the Queen’s effigy on the coin’s obverse, as the coins of United Kingdom do, whether they’re circulating or special ones.
Great Britain had given to the world a plenty of scientists, explorers, artists, musicians and writers. The most remarkable and recognizable English author is William Shakespeare. Some other wide-known names are Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Henry Cavendish, Michael Faraday, Charles Dickens, Walter Scott, George Byron, Lewis Carroll, H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Bronte sisters, George Orwell, Somerset Maugham, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and many others. Britain now remains one of the most important countries for current culture, particularly popular music, TV and cinema. The country shares a reputation of a football state, where football is enormously popular.
The unique and multifarious sides of Britain are reflected in commemorative coins of United Kingdom issued for collecting. Special series of British coins usually show elegant designs and perfect quality of the Royal Mint. Some collectible coins of UK may have unusual shape or decorative elements, as well as various subjects for any demands. offers great deals with coins of UK online 24/7!