The coin with three dates on, and how it almost didn’t happen…

Have you heard about the coin that was approved by a Queen in 2022, a King in 2023, that has three dates on it and still managed to miss the 100th anniversary it was being issued to commemorate? To mark the centenary of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb last year, a special 50p coin was […]

9 things you need to know about the world’s most popular gold coin 

When I mention the world’s most popular gold coin, you’re probably thinking of the Sovereign, or even an American Eagle. And that’s probably what most people initially think of.   But it’s actually the South African Krugerrand…  As one of the world’s most prestigious and collected gold coins, the Krugerrand belongs in any serious coin collection.  […]

Why Sovereign launch day is marked on every collector’s calendar

The day the brand new UK Gold Proof Sovereign is released is one of the most important days in any coin collector’s year.  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. Most importantly for […]

Royal Mint issues Gold collection featuring Queen’s signature for first time…

Collectors can now own the complete UK Queen’s Reign £5 collection as the third and final coin is released today from the Royal Mint. Importantly, each coin is united by the Queen’s signature, and for it to feature on each coin is this collection is incredibly rare and unique – it’s actually the first time […]

The Sovereign everyone mistakenly thinks is a mistake

“My coin has an error. One of the sides is upside down!” If you’ve had that thought when looking at certain coins, don’t worry you’re not alone. The “upside down coin” question is one of the most common we’re asked. In almost all cases, it’s never a mistake, but the alignment style decided by the […]

The Platinum Jubilee – The top 5 sell-outs

If the last couple of months have taught us anything it’s that Platinum Jubilee issues are amongst the fastest-selling we have ever seen. But what have been the stand-out issues and what made them sell out so fast? Here we identify the top 5 sell-outs so far. The Top 5 Sell-outs 1. The 2022 UK […]

The Platinum Jubilee and the never-ending SELL OUTs

As I’m sure you are aware by now, this year Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her 70th year on the throne – the first British Monarch to ever do so and the only one we’ll see in our lifetimes! It’s going to be a celebration of a lifetime with pudding competitions, a four-day bank […]

Royal Jubilees – the pinnacle of collecting events

Royal Jubilees are big business. Whether it’s with street parties or commemorative coins, the nation (and beyond) always marks them in quite some style. Thanks to Her Majesty’s record-breaking reign, we have been treated to a larger number of Jubilees than one might expect, with each one more remarkable than the last. Her next Jubilee […]

Dissecting a Design: The Sovereign with a 2,000+ year old design…

The Christmas Sovereign – three words I never thought I’d write, but the Isle of Man has just issued this stunning new Sovereign paying tribute to the most magical time of the year. Find out all about the 2,000+ year old design by clicking the points below. If you’re interested… You now have the chance […]

Brand new 2022 UK Gold Proof Sovereign SELLS OUT IN 9 HOURS

Yesterday, The Royal Mint launched the brand new 2022 Gold Proof Sovereign to pay homage to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in February. 10,500 were made available at 9am. 10,500 were SOLD OUT by 6pm. That’s 1,167 Sovereigns bought per hour. 19 per minute. It’s surely the most collectable modern Sovereign. I’ve certainly never seen one […]