New 50p coin struck for Battle of Hastings anniversary
The first of five million 50p coins to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 have been struck at the Royal Mint.
The coin, which shows King Harold with an arrow through his eye, marks one of the most well-known events in British history.
Mayor of Hastings Judy Rogers and Mayor of Battle David Furness were at the Royal Mint to see the first coins.
"It's just fascinating seeing how our coins are made," said Ms Rogers.
The image of King Harold, defeated at the Battle of Hastings by William the Conqueror, is taken from the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts... read more
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