Can you predict which coins are going to sell out?

Is it possible for collectors to predict which coins are going to sell out or is it all simply down to luck? Whilst nobody can predict with certainty which modern issues will capture the hearts and minds of collectors, you can certainly use experience to pick out the ones with the best sell-out potential. Whether […]

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 […]

Why this got so much attention on the Antiques Roadshow

I received a text message from a friend on Sunday that simply said “1933 Penny on the Antiques Roadshow”… I flicked over just in time to see the mystical coin on the screen.. Antiques Roadshow: The 1933 Penny (Image: BBC) The 1933 Penny is big news 85 years after it was issued. Well, I say […]

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 […]

The scarce “second” Sovereign of 2015 that so many people missed out on

You may not know this, but there were two Proof Sovereigns released in 2015. The first, with Her Majesty’s 4th portrait, had an edition limit of 7,500. It didn’t sell out. The second Sovereign issued that year was the first ever to feature the current portrait of The Queen. It sold out its entire edition […]

New video – Coins of the month

Watch Alex pick out his favourite coins right now and explain why they are his top recommendations…    Click here for the East India Company Guinea Click here for the Gold Proof 50p Click here for the Queen Victoria Maundy Money

The story of The East India Company and why their coins are like gold dust

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by our country’s history, especially when coins are involved (which they usually are). As a result, there is one business trip I enjoy more than any other. It’s not Canada, nor America and not even Australia. No, it’s just up the road to the Mayfair area of […]

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 […]