The day that changed UK coinage forever

The tanner. The shilling. The florin. The half crown. These were all everyday coins that were consigned to history overnight on 14 February. The next day, Britain “went decimal”. Do you remember Decimal Day? Did you go to bed on 14 February 1971 with 12 pennies to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound […]

Dissecting a Design: The coin fit for a spy

This year has seen many unexpected changes in the film industry with some anticipated cinema releases going straight to streaming platforms and others postponed entirely. But I don’t think any film has made quite as many headlines as the twice-postponed 25th James Bond film; No Time to Die. Which makes the coins released to celebrate […]

Dissecting a Design: The best named coin you can find?

There is one coin that every serious American Numismatist owns. It’s the Morgan Dollar. Struck over 100 years ago, the Morgan Dollar represents the history of “old” America – of cowboys, outlaws and the frontier. Most serious collectors will have a Morgan Dollar in their collection, but very few will have the extremely rare – […]

David Bowie to be honoured on official UK coin…

The rumours are true. David Bowie will be honoured on an official UK coin. This is one of the most exciting UK releases I have ever seen. David Bowie was and still is about so much more than his music. He was a fearless, creative, inspirational icon that changed the lives of so many people. […]

Will this be another record-breaking Winnie the Pooh Collectable?

The official UK Winnie the Pooh 50p Coin has just been released and I think it will become the most collectable 50p ever. There is something about the friendly little bear that made the world fall in love with him from his very first appearance and we can’t get enough of collectables featuring him and […]

The most expensive coin ever sold is about to go up for auction in Las Vegas.

The “Amon Carter” Flowing Hair Silver Dollar last sold in 2013 for $10m, but how does a coin get the same price tag as a small island, especially when the scrap value of the coin is a measly $12 for its silver content? It ticks all of the boxes for what to look for when […]

From a Defence Icon to a Numismatic Masterpiece

In support of The Royal British Legion ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ Churchill 20 August 1940 Eighty years ago, from 10 July – 31 October 1940, Britain was forced to defend its shores against the onslaught of the German Luftwaffe that had already […]

Breaking News: The Official 2020 Remembrance Poppy Coins are here!

The official Royal British Legion Poppy Coin are one of the issues I look forward to seeing the most each year, not only are the designs always stunning, but 10% of every coin sold is donated to The Royal British Legion. Over the years, donations from the sales of these coins have contributed £1.1 million […]

Why Piedfort coins are a collector’s essential

The scarcity of a coin is one of the key components when considering its collectability. With significantly lower edition limits than their counterpart Proof issues, Piedfort coins are the essential choice for serious collectors. But what exactly are Piedfort coins and why are they so collectable? Double the thickness of a standard coin, Piedforts (pronounced […]

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 […]