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.  […]

Starting the New Year off with a SELL OUT – UK 2023 Annual Coin Sets JUST launched

Just yesterday, The Royal Mint launched the highly anticipated UK 2023 Annual Coin Set, said to be one of the most sought-after coin launches we’ve seen in years.   The coins are the very first 2023 dated coin to feature the effigy of King Charles III, a significant change to UK coinage for over 70 years, […]

BREAKING: First UK Sovereign featuring King Charles III announced

On 15th November at 9am collectors will be in with a chance of securing the latest UK Coin release – the first ever Gold Sovereign to feature King Charles III.  I’ll give you a round up of what we know so far in a moment (or you can scroll down a few paragraphs if you’re […]

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 rarest of all precious metals – The Platinum Coin few can ever own

Unless you’ve been on a remote desert island with no contact to the outside world for the past few months, you’ll know that this year saw the FIRST EVER Platinum Jubilee celebrated by a British Monarch. And what a celebration it was, with big lunches and street parties across the nation. Her Majesty the Queen’s […]

The war hero who features on both a UK banknote, and now a 50p coin

Known for accelerating Allied efforts to read German naval messages, Alan Turing led a team at Bletchley park that eventually cracked the code to the Enigma machine. The Engima machine was a device that encrypted German messages, and without breaking it, it is thought that Britain and its allies might not have countered the German […]

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 […]

New UK coin series announced for Her Majesty – get ahead of the crowd

There’s big news coming out of The Royal Mint this morning, with the announcement of a brand new £5 coin series being issued to honour Her Majesty’s record-breaking reign. You can sign up to get ahead of the crowd here or continue reading to find out why that might be the difference between you securing […]

The largest coin ever produced by The Royal Mint

This year I’ve seen a huge range of coins issued to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, but I’ve never seen anything like this… In fact, there’s not been anything like this before in The Royal Mint’s 1,100-year history. Earlier today, The Royal Mint unveiled the largest coin it has ever produced. The gold coin, with a […]