Venice Biennale: how much is that fox in the mini-mart?
Jeremy Deller's British Pavilion is one of the best. Vadim Zakharov's reworking of the myth of Danaë, and her miraculous conception amid a constant rain of gold coins falling from the roof of the Russian Pavilion, is an absolute (though overwrought) hoot.
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Coronation 60 years: Portrait of a reign in coin of the realm
Today, there are an estimated 28.9 billion UK coins in circulation, with a face value of £3.9billion, all manufactured by The Royal Mint. The 1p and 2p pieces have been made from copper-plated steel since 1992, while 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p pieces are a …

55th Venice Biennale – review
In the next room, cascades of bright coins rain down from the cupola. A sinister middleman draws the money back up from the basement by the bucket-load, returning it by conveyor belt to the roof – where the cycle begins all over again. This is Danaë's …
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