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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

REVEALED – The first total design change on a Sovereign for a decade

The 2022 Sovereign has finally been revealed. It features a one-year-only design to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Not the addition of a privy mark or another little embellishment, but a total design change on the reverse. Pistrucci’s iconic image of St George slaying the dragon has been given a break for one […]

Why Sunday will create a collecting boom

As much as my wife would prefer me not to be, I’m a huge football fan. I tend to remember my life by World Cups and I know I’m not alone in this. More than 20 million of us will watch the game on Sunday, hoping beyond all hope that we beat Italy. Whatever happens, […]