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 […]

Dissecting a Design: The coin with James Bond’s seal of approval?

Perth Mint have just released an Official 20201 James Bond Silver Coin and its design is a real treat for Bond fans. Learn all about it by clicking the points below. If you’re interested… I’ve managed to get my hands on just 100 of the 5,000 edition limit for CPM clients and they are already […]

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 surprising link between Winnie the Pooh and the Queen

One is the longest reigning monarch our country has ever seen, a royal figurehead the likes of which we will never see again. The other is a beloved children’s book character that became a Disney icon. So why are people talking about Queen Elizabeth II and Winnie the Pooh in the same breath this year? […]

Dissecting a Design: The coin that links the Queen, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton

This stunning new coin, issued by The Royal Canadian Mint is already sold out at the Mint. And with a design that links the Queen, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, it’s not hard to see why. But as stunning as that design is, it’s actually the coin’s obverse that pushed it to a quick sell-out. […]

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 […]

Dissecting a Design: The stand out UK coin for the once-in-a-lifetime royal anniversary

Prince Philip’s and Queen Elizabeth II’s love story spanned decades, so when they celebrated their Platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 it was only natural that it would be marked with a UK release. But one coin stood out above all the rest. And it came with some interesting details. Click on the points below to […]

Dissecting a Design: The coin of the Gods – the Alexander the Great Silver Drachm

Undefeated in battle, Alexander the Great is one of history’s most successful military leaders. By the age of 30 he had built an empire stretching from Greece to north-west India. His coinage was key to the expansion of his empire and the design of the Silver Drachm holds fascinating reflections of his mythological beliefs and claims. […]