Why Sovereign launch day is marked on every collector’s calendar

Today is one of the most important days in any coin collector’s year – the day the brand new UK Gold Proof Sovereign is released. Quite simply, the Gold Sovereign is without rival as the United Kingdom’s premier Gold Coin. Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the exact same specification since 1817, it epitomises all […]

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 […]

Why collectors have been counting down to today

Today is the day that Her Majesty becomes our longest reigning monarch of all time, bypassing the previous record of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. The prospect of Her Majesty surpassing Queen Victoria’s time on the throne to become our longest reigning monarch seems to have […]

Investors turn to Gold Coins in response to the Greece crisis

Bloomberg has reported that European investors are looking for an alternative to the Euro in light of the turmoil in Greece. It seems that the Gold Sovereign is top of the list, with demand from Greek investors double the five-month average in June. Online sales this past weekend were reportedly the highest since Cyprus limited cash withdrawals in […]

DateStamp™ Sovereign Sell-out

Earlier this year it was announced that the Queen’s portrait for our coinage was to change, which prompted huge demand amongst collectors for coins featuring the Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS portrait.  One of the most sought after issued was the 1st January DateStamp™ Sovereign  – which was already selling well and was over 75% allocated in December, long […]

Why the Gold Sovereign will never be the same again

The Royal Mint chose the release of the 2015 Gold Sovereign to announce another piece of news that means the Gold Sovereign will never be the same again after 2015. In a move that is presumably designed to mark Her Majesty the Queen becoming the nation’s longest reigning monarch in September 2015, the Royal Mint […]