The coin that was saved from the melting pot and sold for $18.9m

The 1933 Double Eagle was all set to be America’s last gold coin struck for circulation, but it was never issued because President Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard. 445,500 were actually minted in 1933, but none were ever officially circulated, and all but two of them were meant to have […]

BREAKING NEWS: Alice and the inhabitants of Wonderland will be the stars of a NEW UK coin series issued by The Royal Mint!

It’s been over 150 years since Lewis Carroll penned his famous fantasy children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in exciting, breaking news, according to the Royal Proclamation published on 28th May, Alice and the inhabitants of Wonderland will be the stars of a NEW UK coin series issued by The Royal Mint! We can’t […]

Dissecting a Design: One of the most remarkable coins ever produced

The Royal Canadian Mint have just released a unique and extraordinary coin marking 100 years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Shaped and finished to resemble a Mountie’s hat,  it’s an astonishing feat of craftsmanship. Just click on the points below to find out more. If you’re interested… You can make one yours today but […]

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 […]

In memory – The coins of Prince Philip

Prince Philip led an extraordinary life. He was an extraordinary man. In the last week or so, we have been treated to a review of his remarkable life. The dashing naval officer who married a Princess, travelled the world and eventually became Britain’s longest serving Consort. Over the years, Prince Philip has appeared on numerous […]

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 […]

JUST RELEASED: The FIRST EVER Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p Coins

The FIRST EVER Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p coins have just been announced and I’ve never been more excited to be able to reveal the designs to you. Over 150 years ago the story of ‘Alice’ first came to life as author Lewis Carroll narrated his tale of nonsense to his very first listener, 10 […]

Shipwreck Sovereigns – The coins that spent a century at the bottom of the sea

The Sovereign is one of the most storied coins in the world, including coins that shouldn’t exist, some that offended Kings and Queens and even one that contained a poisonous substance… But have you heard about the one that spent over 100 years on the seabed? The Shipwreck Sovereign In Victorian times, the Sovereign was […]

First Silver US Dollar sells for over $1m – and that looks a bargain

The famous 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is widely acknowledged as being the first ever silver dollar coin. An example has just sold at auction for over $1m – one million times the coin’s face value. How does a coin with a scrap value of just $12 for its silver content become for millionaires only? […]