The man who almost buried the Sovereign

The “modern” Sovereign was introduced in 1817, but there was a very real threat to its existence just 2 years later. Prominent economist David Ricardo proposed the total abandonment of gold coins in favour of banknotes in 1819 – a move that could have completely buried the Sovereign. Portrait of David Ricardo – 1817 George […]

If the most famous football match in the world had a coin toss…

Christmas Day, 1914 was a curious day. Instead of the usual dawn chorus of rifle fire across no man’s land, British troops in the trenches awoke to an eerie calm. As the sun rose, German soldiers called for their British counterparts to meet them in no man’s land. Fearing a slaughter, the British were understandably […]

Why these 9 gold coins tell a story that changed the world…

The East India Company, formed over 400 years ago, transformed the world and helped to grow the British Empire into the biggest empire the world has seen. Now The East India Company has issued The Coins of the Empire Collection, a brand new, limited edition set of nine 24-carat gold coins which tell the story […]

My top 3 tips for 2018 coins you shouldn’t miss

With the year quickly drawing to a close, now is the time to make sure you don’t miss out on 2018’s most collectable coins. I have picked out just 3 coins that should be in your collection and I will reveal them over the next few weeks, detailing what makes each coin so exceptional. The […]

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. […]

Why the Sovereign is the UK’s sell-out King of Coins

More of our clients choose to build a collection of Gold Sovereigns than any other coin to date. Why? Quite simply, the Gold Sovereign is without rival as the United Kingdom’s premier Gold Coin. Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the exact same specification since 1817, it epitomises all that is British. Traded across the […]

The most exclusive collection I’ve ever offered you

• A unique opportunity to own all 3 UK Gold Proof £5 coins celebrating the Queen Mother • Featuring a coin for her 90th and 100th birthday and one commemorating her life • All struck from 22 Carat Gold to a perfect Proof finish • Just 3 collections available as these coins are very difficult […]

What you need to know about coin grading

VF-30, XF-45, AU-50, MS-70, PF-70… These are just some of the grades that a coin can be assigned. Quite frankly, it’s a minefield of acronyms and numbers, but I recommend you try to understand the basics of coin grading. Why? The same coin with even a slight difference in grade could be priced thousands of […]

Can you predict which coins are going to sell out?

Is it possible for collectors to predict which coins are going to sell out or is it all simply down to luck? Whilst nobody can predict with certainty which modern issues will capture the hearts and minds of collectors, you can certainly use experience to pick out the ones with the best sell-out potential. Whether […]

New video – Coins of the month July 2018

This month, I’m going to show you my top 3 recommendations for one of the biggest collecting themes of the year – the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. For more information, please click the following links: UK 2018 Armistice £2 Silver Proof coin World War One Centenary Gold Proof 5oz coin […]