Just announced: Brand new Winnie the Pooh 50p series!

The Royal Mint have just announced a brand new 50p series to be released later this year. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, these 50p coins will feature characters from Britain’s favourite book series; Winnie the Pooh. As of the Royal Proclamation on 24th July 2020, a series of 50p designs, inspired by […]

World’s best-selling coin to be redesigned for the first time in 2021

The world’s best-selling silver coin is getting a redesign for its 35th anniversary year. It’s a coin that has sold 130 million units in the last 5 years alone and well over 500 million since its launch in 1986. I’m talking about the iconic American Eagle and the US Mint has given a sneak peek […]

How did the humble 50 pence piece become Britain’s most collectable coin?

For me, my fascination with the 50 pence coin all started with the 2012 Olympic Games. With the UK hosting them for the first time in over 60 years, the 2012 Olympics ignited our nation’s sense of patriotism as we watched the opening ceremony and revelled in all the fantastic British icons that were included. […]

Why my grandfather loved these rare and unusual coins…

My grandfather was a keen collector and loved showing me his coins, but one piece always sticks in my memory. When he first showed me the outside of the case, I thought I was about to see some very old glasses or a perhaps some remarkably intricate fishing flies. There was no mistaking that, whatever […]

Can you spot the difference between these Sovereigns?

An awful lot of Sovereigns have been issued during Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign – over 50 different individual years and that’s before you consider all the various finishes from bullion to Proof. There have been many significant Sovereigns during her record-breaking reign that could lay claim to being the most important QEII Sovereign, […]

How Covid-19 created one of the rarest US Silver Dollars of all time

Official documentation coming out of the US Mint late last month has collectors excited. The Silver Eagle – one of the most collected coins in the world – has just become the talk of the collecting world. According to official US Mint documentation dated April 27, 2020, a total of 240,000 American Silver Eagles were […]

The Queen’s favourite…

It’s fair to say that Her Majesty has an enviable selection of jewellery and she’s certainly keen to display it when the chance presents itself. There is one piece of jewellery that many believe she favours above all the rest. It has been worn by a succession of royal women from the Queen Mother to […]

When grief took over UK coinage

Every coin tells a story. Some have designs loaded with symbolism, such as a sword signalling a country’s strength, wreaths made up of the region or country’s main agricultural crops of the time or an olive branch acting as a symbol of peace. But only once has a monarch’s grief been represented on UK coins. […]

The story of the King of the Morgan Dollars

You’ve probably heard all about the Morgan Dollar. It’s the ultimate classic American coin from the time of cowboys, outlaws and the frontier. It’s a huge collecting area with Morgan Dollars produced from 1878 to 1904 by various US Mints and then again in 1921. Millions were issued and millions were melted down – leaving […]