An Anglican bishop in Wales has designed the Royal Mint’s first official UK Christmas coin. Bishop of St Asaph Gregory Cameron, besides being a keen artist and coin collector, is also one of the Anglican Communion’s leading experts on Eastern Christianity. The Christmas coin depicts the three Magi, or wise men from the East,

bearing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Cameron is already renowned worldwide in the esoteric field of numismatics, or the study and collection of coins. He designed the reverse of the last ’round pound’ earlier this year after winning a competition run by The Royal Mint. FULL REPORT