Unveiled today: UK’s 2022 coin designs

The Royal Mint has just revealed the designs for the UK’s new commemorative coins for 2022. Marking the year’s memorable events and anniversaries, here are the new themes and designs unveiled today: The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen £5 The first in British history, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee is set to be a once […]

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 […]

Dissecting a Design: The coin with poppies growing out of it

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, this remarkable coin features a 3D poppy on the reverse AND obverse. Officially launched in support of the Legion, its design is nothing short of remarkable. Just click on the points below to find out more. If you’re interested… We have managed to secure a just 100 of the […]

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 […]