Lucky Angel

Lucky Angel

Nov 17 , 2022

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Luck. A stroke of luck. A lucky streak. Good luck. Down on your luck. Unlucky. Bad luck. You can have the luck of the Irish. The luck of the dev...

Our Mint Mark

Our Mint Mark

Nov 17 , 2022

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The East India Company was formally created in 1600 with a royal charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I. Before long a ‘Merchant’s Mark’ was created ...

The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

Oct 25 , 2022

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The East India Company Collection’s new Faerie Queene coin series sees this epic medieval tale of honour, chivalry, love and virtue reimagined by o...

Porcelain: From China to Europe

Porcelain: From China to Europe

Oct 05 , 2022

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The Chinese have been crafting porcelain for over 1000 years before The East India Company even arrived in China in 1637, when their east-west trad...

The Mohur Gold Coin – A Symbol of Wealth from the East

The Mohur Gold Coin – A Symbol of Wealth from the East

Oct 04 , 2022

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THE MOHUR, meaning symbol or seal, was first recorded in the history of world coinage as long ago as 1540. Originating in the Mughal Empire of Indi...

The Story of Iced Tea

The Story of Iced Tea

Aug 11 , 2022

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The majority of iced tea consumer today is a poor relative of the original iced tea, which dates back to the 19th century, the modern-day version b...

The Guinea and The East India Company

The Guinea and The East India Company

Aug 10 , 2022

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When the Guinea was first minted in 1663 under King Charles II, it was a Critical Ingredient in the foundation of international trade and came quic...

The Origin of the Paisley Pattern

The Origin of the Paisley Pattern

Jul 15 , 2022

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Imports from The East India Company via the ‘silk routes’ brought a new textile pattern to Europe from the 18th century and following the arrival o...