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. […]

Dissecting a Design: Everything you need to know about the UK’s FIRST EVER Domed £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has just announced a ground-breaking new coin; The UK’s first ever domed £5 coin. First-of-a-kind coins are always ultra-collectable and UK firsts are so scarce that they create a real stir. Find out all about the design and the inspiration behind it by clicking on the points below. If you’re interested… You […]

Dissecting a Design: The most important £5 coin issued this year

The most important £5 coin issued this year. It’s a bold statement. But one I believe to be true of this Silver Proof coin released to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 95th birthday. This moment is crucial in our country’s history. As the longest reigning monarch the UK’s ever seen this coin will forever be a […]

Murder, battles and building an empire – The coins of Alexander the Great

“When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.” Undefeated in battle, Alexander the Great is one of history’s most successful military leaders. Succeeding his father as king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon at the tender age of 20, by the time he had […]