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 did the humble 50 pence piece become Britain’s most collectable coin?

For me, my fascination with the 50 pence coin all started with the 2012 Olympic Games. With the UK hosting them for the first time in over 60 years, the 2012 Olympics ignited our nation’s sense of patriotism as we watched the opening ceremony and revelled in all the fantastic British icons that were included. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The most talked about coin of all time?

One coin has dominated discussion over the last few months, probably more than any other coin I can remember. And those discussions are not just limited to coin collecting circles and online forums. This has been headline news. Now it’s here. Let me explain why I think this is such an important coin now and […]

Why who we are is important to the coins we collect

Coins are a lot of things – pieces of metal, currency, miniature works of art, an embodiment of our history, national identity. And sometimes they are all of those things and more. Sometimes a coin is issued that just means so much more to you. It’s an intangible thing. The Royal Mint has just issued […]

BREXIT COIN ANNOUNCED: Brand new 50p to be released

A brand new BREXIT 50p coin is to be issued to mark Britain’s exit from the European Union. The Royal Proclamation has just been passed confirming the new coin. Although announced by the former chancellor Philip Hammond in last year’s Budget, this is the first official confirmation from The Royal Mint that the coin is […]

The denomination not seen on a UK coin for almost 40 years

In 2019, The Royal Mint reintroduced something a lot of us will be familiar with, but had actually been absent from a UK coin for almost 40 years. Cast your mind back to (or dig out) old 50p or 2p coins and you’ll see two words at the top of the coin’s reverse – “NEW […]