The coin that was saved from the melting pot and sold for $18.9m

The 1933 Double Eagle was all set to be America’s last gold coin struck for circulation, but it was never issued because President Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard. 445,500 were actually minted in 1933, but none were ever officially circulated, and all but two of them were meant to have […]

BREAKING NEWS: Alice and the inhabitants of Wonderland will be the stars of a NEW UK coin series issued by The Royal Mint!

It’s been over 150 years since Lewis Carroll penned his famous fantasy children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in exciting, breaking news, according to the Royal Proclamation published on 28th May, Alice and the inhabitants of Wonderland will be the stars of a NEW UK coin series issued by The Royal Mint! We can’t […]

Dissecting a Design: One of the most remarkable coins ever produced

The Royal Canadian Mint have just released a unique and extraordinary coin marking 100 years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Shaped and finished to resemble a Mountie’s hat,  it’s an astonishing feat of craftsmanship. Just click on the points below to find out more. If you’re interested… You can make one yours today but […]

Dissecting a Design: The stand out UK coin for the once-in-a-lifetime royal anniversary

Prince Philip’s and Queen Elizabeth II’s love story spanned decades, so when they celebrated their Platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 it was only natural that it would be marked with a UK release. But one coin stood out above all the rest. And it came with some interesting details. Click on the points below to […]

As if by magic…Mr Benn to feature on BRAND NEW 50p Coins

We’re delighted to announce that a brand new collection of British Isles 50p coins are set to feature Mr Benn! To celebrate Mr Benn’s 50th birthday this year, a number of official 50p coins will be released, authorised by Guernsey Treasury. We know there will be a single Mr Benn Anniversary coin with a design inspired by the logo and a […]

In memory – The coins of Prince Philip

Prince Philip led an extraordinary life. He was an extraordinary man. In the last week or so, we have been treated to a review of his remarkable life. The dashing naval officer who married a Princess, travelled the world and eventually became Britain’s longest serving Consort. Over the years, Prince Philip has appeared on numerous […]

Dissecting a Design: The coin of the Gods – the Alexander the Great Silver Drachm

Undefeated in battle, Alexander the Great is one of history’s most successful military leaders. By the age of 30 he had built an empire stretching from Greece to north-west India. His coinage was key to the expansion of his empire and the design of the Silver Drachm holds fascinating reflections of his mythological beliefs and claims. […]

Britain’s most expensive coin

The record price paid for a British coin has just been broken with the sale of a rare Gold £5 in Texas. The £5 coin was never officially issued, being one of just 3 prototypes known to exist. It carried the year “1937”, which is the key to this coin’s attraction and record price. Edward […]