New UK coin series announced for Her Majesty – get ahead of the crowd

There’s big news coming out of The Royal Mint this morning, with the announcement of a brand new £5 coin series being issued to honour Her Majesty’s record-breaking reign. You can sign up to get ahead of the crowd here or continue reading to find out why that might be the difference between you securing […]

The largest coin ever produced by The Royal Mint

This year I’ve seen a huge range of coins issued to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, but I’ve never seen anything like this… In fact, there’s not been anything like this before in The Royal Mint’s 1,100-year history. Earlier today, The Royal Mint unveiled the largest coin it has ever produced. The gold coin, with a […]

Dissecting a Design: The East India Company’s first 7-sided 50p

The East India Company have just released their FIRST EVER 7-sided 50p coin. It honours perhaps the most famous Aesop’s Fable – the Hare & the Tortoise with a stunning design and an edition limit that will have collectors scrambling to get their hands on it. Click the points below to find out more about […]

The coin at the centre of a royal family feud

The late 1930s was a tumultuous time for the Royal Family. Edward VIII announced his abdication on 11 December 1936 to the shock of the world and the outrage of the Royal Family. Edward’s successor – his brother and our Queen’s father, George VI was furious at the abdication and made it his mission to […]

“Shinplasters” and a changing world…

I want to take you back 150 years ago today and on a hop across the pond to what is now Canada. But Canada wasn’t Canada until 1967 and there were no Canadian coins until 1870. When the UK transferred most of its remaining land in North America to Canada in the summer of 1870, […]

The Platinum Jubilee – The top 5 sell-outs

If the last couple of months have taught us anything it’s that Platinum Jubilee issues are amongst the fastest-selling we have ever seen. But what have been the stand-out issues and what made them sell out so fast? Here we identify the top 5 sell-outs so far. The Top 5 Sell-outs 1. The 2022 UK […]

The Platinum Jubilee and the never-ending SELL OUTs

As I’m sure you are aware by now, this year Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her 70th year on the throne – the first British Monarch to ever do so and the only one we’ll see in our lifetimes! It’s going to be a celebration of a lifetime with pudding competitions, a four-day bank […]

Dissecting a Design: The FIRST EVER US Gold Eagle design change

The first Gold Proof US Eagle was launched in 1986. They have been minted every year except 2009 and the design has remained unchanged. Until now… Find out everything about the brand new design by clicking on the points below. If you’re interested… I have just 14 US 2021 Gold Proof Type II Eagles available. Limited to just 3,375 […]

Unveiled today: UK’s 2022 coin designs

The Royal Mint has just revealed the designs for the UK’s new commemorative coins for 2022. Marking the year’s memorable events and anniversaries, here are the new themes and designs unveiled today: The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen £5 The first in British history, Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee is set to be a once […]