Baldrick: I have a coin­ing plan...

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election -

BLACKADDER would be shocked – Baldrick is giv­ing away money. Sir Tony Robin­son is work­ing with the Lon­don Mint Of­fice to get Bri­tain coin col­lect­ing by giv­ing away 120,000 three­pence coins worth £1mil­lion. The 1911 Ge­orge V sil­ver thrup­pences are avail­able in re­turn for £2.50 postage.

The ac­tor, 73, said: ‘I love the thought that own­ing an orig­i­nal Ge­orge V sil­ver three­pence might in­spire peo­ple, of all ages, to start a coin col­lec­tion or dig deeper into Bri­tain’s rich his­tory.

‘A coin is a piece of his­tory you can hold in your hands. You can feel its weight, study its marks and ap­pre­ci­ate the sto­ries be­hind it.’

The thrup­pence was in­tro­duced dur­ing Ed­ward VI’s reign in 1551 and ceased to be le­gal ten­der in 1971.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.