'THE CITY OF LONDON' COIN ENCAPSULATED WITHIN A ROYAL MINT FIRST DAY COIN COVER.
Note: 2010 London £1 coin, is-to-date, the third rarest round £1 coin, this one is enclosed within a First Day Cover, issued by the Royal mint in original package, and in pristine condition.
THE ORIGINS OF THE CITY
The founding of London dates back to soon after the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43.. The Romans saw the strategic importance of the area and chose to build a settlement at a suitable crossing point on the Thames. The new town was called Londinium. During their 400-year rule, the Romans made London the financial centre of the country. In 288, Carausius declared himself emperor of Britain and, keen to prove Britain's independence from Roman, established the first London Mint, which for continued for around 30 years.