Milled Silver

Milled silver coins are those produced using a mechanical press such as a flywheel press, or in later years, the steam press invented by Boulton and Watt in the 18th century and its successors. Silver coin production ceased in Britain after 1946 with the exception of Maundy money because the silver was required to help pay Britain's war debts. There has been a considerable upsurge in recent times of silver coin production by the Royal Mint, but only as collectable items as opposed to a circulating currency.

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