The 4 words on all American coins that violate the First Amendment?

“In God We Trust” is the official motto of the United States. It first appeared on an American coin in 1864 and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a law in 1955 that required “In God We Trust” to appear on all American currency. But some groups in the US are objecting to its use, suggesting it […]

The British Government’s plot to assassinate Queen Victoria?

Have you heard about the “Jubilee Plot”? It was a supposed plan to assassinate Queen Victoria during her Golden Jubilee celebration at Westminster Abbey on 20 June 1887. The perpetrators were allegedly radical Irish nationalists, but all was not what it seemed… 19th century “Black Ops”? It was reported in various newspapers at the time […]

Why Sunday will create a collecting boom

As much as my wife would prefer me not to be, I’m a huge football fan. I tend to remember my life by World Cups and I know I’m not alone in this. More than 20 million of us will watch the game on Sunday, hoping beyond all hope that we beat Italy. Whatever happens, […]

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 […]