Have you heard of the 130 year old lucky coin that shouldn’t exist?

There are countless coins thought to be lucky, but one has such an enduring story that collectors seek it generation after generation. The Silver Sixpence was first issued in 1551 and was soon adopted as a lucky charm to ward off evil spirits, especially during rites of passage, such as weddings. That tradition continues to […]

New video – Coins of the month July 2018

This month, I’m going to show you my top 3 recommendations for one of the biggest collecting themes of the year – the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. For more information, please click the following links: UK 2018 Armistice £2 Silver Proof coin World War One Centenary Gold Proof 5oz coin […]

New video – Coins of the month June 2018

This month, Alex takes a look at the Queen Victoria Silver Sixpence, a rare Edward VII Gold Sovereign and an unusual 1815 dated Louis XVIII Gold 20 Franc coin. Find out why they are the top 3 coins of the month.   For more information, please click the following links: Queen Victoria Silver Sixpence Pair […]

How a bear from darkest Peru is about to become the UK’s next collecting sensation

2 years ago, The Royal Mint released their first ever coloured 50p to mark Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday and caused a collecting frenzy… 15,000 Silver Proof Peter Rabbit 50p coins sold out in days in 2016, but that was reduced to mere hours for last year’s release, despite the edition limit doubling to 30,000. Demand […]

Why the RAF is in the collecting spotlight

Today marks the centenary of the world’s first ever independent air force, the RAF. I’m sure you’ll agree, the Royal Air Force is still as important today as it was when it was first formed in 1918, protecting the skies above Britain and lending a hand in time of need – in recent winter storms […]

The A-Z of Great Britain on 10p coins

Today The Royal Mint have released an A-Z of “Britishness” across 26 designs on 10p pieces. Our love of Tea, Cricket, Fish and Chips are all honoured as well as the more quirky quintessentially British things such as queuing. It’s the most exciting UK issue I can remember for years. Take a look at all […]

The UK’s last £50 coin that you probably missed out on…

A little over a year ago, The Royal Mint released a new silver coin to mark the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. In its own right, this is not an exceptional event except for one thing. The Royal Mint chose to issue the coin as a high face value silver piece, available for the price […]

The brand new UK Silver Proof £5 coin with lowest ever edition limit

A brand new Silver Proof UK £5 coin has been released today with the lowest edition limit ever. Honouring the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, the brand new UK £5 Silver Proof coin has an edition limit of just 2,750. The Royal Academy of Arts & The Royal Mint The Royal Academy […]

New UK coin to mark a historic moment for British Royalty

The Royal Mint have marked a historic moment in Royal British history on a brand new £5 coin that’s been released today. For the first time in over a century the Royal Family is represented by four generations of monarchy. The Queen reigns amongst the three future kings – her son Prince Charles, her grandson […]

The 50p of the People

The precious metal limited edition versions of the UK’s new official 50p coin are released today. A 50p of the people, the new 2018 50p commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. The 1918 Representation of the People Act Largely considered as the trigger that eventually won all women the vote […]