4 reasons The Royal Mint’s brand-new Sovereign issue will create collecting hysteria

Five years ago, The Royal Mint released a special version of its flagship Gold Sovereign that sold out within 24 hours of launch. Now, they’ve reintroduced this scarce coin for 2022, and we’re set to see the same hysteria and demand. The double-thickness Gold Proof Sovereign Known as the Piedfort Sovereign, the coin is struck […]

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

The day the brand new UK Gold Proof Sovereign is released is one of the most important days in any coin collector’s year.  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 that is British. Most importantly for […]

The Sovereign everyone mistakenly thinks is a mistake

“My coin has an error. One of the sides is upside down!” If you’ve had that thought when looking at certain coins, don’t worry you’re not alone. The “upside down coin” question is one of the most common we’re asked. In almost all cases, it’s never a mistake, but the alignment style decided by the […]

Dissecting a Design: The Sovereign with a 2,000+ year old design…

The Christmas Sovereign – three words I never thought I’d write, but the Isle of Man has just issued this stunning new Sovereign paying tribute to the most magical time of the year. Find out all about the 2,000+ year old design by clicking the points below. If you’re interested… You now have the chance […]

Britain’s most expensive coin

The record price paid for a British coin has just been broken with the sale of a rare Gold £5 in Texas. The £5 coin was never officially issued, being one of just 3 prototypes known to exist. It carried the year “1937”, which is the key to this coin’s attraction and record price. Edward […]

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 […]

Dissecting a Design: The Queen’s 95th Birthday Sovereign

The brand new 2021 issue of the UK Gold Proof Sovereign has just been released and the design holds a couple of features sure to inspire a fast sell-out. Click on the points below to discover them… If you’re interested… You now have the opportunity to secure the 2021 Gold Proof Sovereign. Limited to just […]

What makes the 1918 Sovereign so significant?

Just over a century ago, something happened with the Sovereign that wouldn’t be seen for another 95 years… The British Sovereign was struck in India. It’s a Sovereign that belongs in every serious collection, but first you need to know how to find one… You can identify a Bombay Sovereign by the “I” mint mark […]

The weird and wonderful coins of the Berlin World Money Fair

Every year, thousands of coin collectors and hundreds of dealers and Mints descend upon the Estrel Exhibition Centre in Berlin for the World Money Fair. It’s a pretty intense few days of one meeting after an other, being shown countless coins – some from countries I’ve never even heard of. So what caught my eye […]

Why who we are is important to the coins we collect

Coins are a lot of things – pieces of metal, currency, miniature works of art, an embodiment of our history, national identity. And sometimes they are all of those things and more. Sometimes a coin is issued that just means so much more to you. It’s an intangible thing. The Royal Mint has just issued […]