Walls of gold – The lucky near-£1m find

We’ve all spent a lot of time looking at our walls during the Coronavirus lockdowns, but probably never considered that there could be a fortune hiding in them… Maybe we should have though as a collection of gold coins dug out of the walls of a remote French mansion just fetched almost £900,000 at auction. […]

The $1 TRILLION Coin

Strange news coming out of the US suggests that one of the options being explored to reduce the national debt and allow the government to keep paying its bills is the idea of a $1 trillion commemorative coin. What’s it all about and could we really see the introduction of a £1t coin? Firstly, how […]

BREAKING NEWS: The 2022 Sovereign will feature a once in a lifetime design

I’ve just heard the 2022 Sovereign will feature a one-year-only design – a year dated depiction of the Royal Coat of Arms to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It’s rare that the Sovereign design changes from Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the Dragon, which makes this an extremely important issue for British and numismatic history. […]

Dissecting a Design: Britain’s most secure banknote

Earlier this year the Bank of England released the new £50 banknote and it’s been hailed as Britain’s most secure. Click on the points below to find out more about the security features and the design. If you’re interested… Today you have the chance to own one in one of the most limited ways. This First […]

How Prince Philip designed his own memorial coin

Following the announcement of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April 2021, coin collectors have been waiting for a coin to mark his life and legacy. As it turns out, they didn’t have to wait long thanks to the man himself… Pre-approved design Prince Philip was the […]

The coin that was saved from the melting pot and sold for $18.9m

The 1933 Double Eagle was all set to be America’s last gold coin struck for circulation, but it was never issued because President Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard. 445,500 were actually minted in 1933, but none were ever officially circulated, and all but two of them were meant to have […]

Dissecting a Design: One of the most remarkable coins ever produced

The Royal Canadian Mint have just released a unique and extraordinary coin marking 100 years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Shaped and finished to resemble a Mountie’s hat,  it’s an astonishing feat of craftsmanship. Just click on the points below to find out more. If you’re interested… You can make one yours today but […]

As if by magic…Mr Benn to feature on BRAND NEW 50p Coins

We’re delighted to announce that a brand new collection of British Isles 50p coins are set to feature Mr Benn! To celebrate Mr Benn’s 50th birthday this year, a number of official 50p coins will be released, authorised by Guernsey Treasury. We know there will be a single Mr Benn Anniversary coin with a design inspired by the logo and a […]

Britain’s most expensive coin

The record price paid for a British coin has just been broken with the sale of a rare Gold £5 in Texas. The £5 coin was never officially issued, being one of just 3 prototypes known to exist. It carried the year “1937”, which is the key to this coin’s attraction and record price. Edward […]

Dissecting a Design: Everything you need to know about the UK’s FIRST EVER Domed £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has just announced a ground-breaking new coin; The UK’s first ever domed £5 coin. First-of-a-kind coins are always ultra-collectable and UK firsts are so scarce that they create a real stir. Find out all about the design and the inspiration behind it by clicking on the points below. If you’re interested… You […]