From a Defence Icon to a Numismatic Masterpiece

In support of The Royal British Legion ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ Churchill 20 August 1940 Eighty years ago, from 10 July – 31 October 1940, Britain was forced to defend its shores against the onslaught of the German Luftwaffe that had already […]

How Covid-19 has changed coin collecting

Coin shortages, Mint closures, soaring metal prices and reduced issue programmes, these have all been impacts on the collector market as a direct result of Covid-19. But whilst the pandemic has had tragic health and economic consequences it is far from all doom and gloom for numismatic collectors. Here are the 4 ways coin collecting […]

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

The Royal Mint have just announced a brand new 50p series to be released on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. 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, […]

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 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 […]

The weird and wonderful coins of the Berlin World Money Fair

Every year, thousands of coin collectors and hundreds of dealers and Mints descend upon the Estrel Exhibition Centre in Berlin for the World Money Fair. It’s a pretty intense few days of one meeting after an other, being shown countless coins – some from countries I’ve never even heard of. So what caught my eye […]

The World’s First Rupert Bear 50p COMING SOON

A brand new British Isles 50p has just been announced. Although I can’t reveal too much right now, I can reveal a few details to whet your appetite… The new 50p coin celebrates one of Britain’s most iconic and best-loved characters – Rupert Bear. The design is currently a secret but will be revealed on […]