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Excerpt of a wonderful map drawn by artist & illustrator Jenni Sparks. It’s a hand-drawn map of central and inner-city London. Tube/train lines, parks and rivers are coloured, everything else is shown in black-and-white. Buildings are all drawn in a 45-degree isometric style. Annotations reveal characteristics of an area that won’t appear on traditional maps. Dalston comes with a bicycle, plastic-framed glasses and a moustache. Canary Wharf is festooned with various currency symbols.

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Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary | Sovereigns are large, thin gold coins that feature imposing portraits of the respective monarch. The Mary I Gold Sovereign coin was issued under the authority of the first Queen Regnant of England, Mary Tudor (Mary I), daughter of Henry VIII. She was also the the grand-daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain.

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from Follow The Money

Japan becoming irrelevant on the economic world stage

Economy: Yen is the currency of Japan. One yen is worth 0.010 of U.S. dollar. On the single yen is a man named Ninomiya Kinjiro(1787-1856), he was a leader in Japanese agriculture. He represents a symbol of hard work and perseverance.

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A crown coin being from 1509 to 1533 during Henry VIII's marriage to Katherine of Aragon, hence the crowned 'K' opposite of the crowned 'H' for Henry.

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from Mail Online

Has cancer-stricken millionaire REALLY left $2m buried treasure in the New Mexico mountains? Eccentric 'Indiana Jones of Santa Fe' reveals eleventh clue in hunt for his loot

Storybook treasure: This undated photo provided by Forrest Fenn shows a chest purported to contain gold dust, hundreds of rare gold coins, gold nuggets and other artifacts

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