6 things you need to know about the Gold Maple Leaf

This year, one of the world’s most prestigious gold coins celebrates its 40th birthday, but what do you know about the Gold Maple Leaf and why is it so popular with collectors? Here are 6 things you need to know: 1 – It’s Canada’s most iconic coin, being issued annually since 1979 The Maple Leaf […]

Should you be about to go platinum?

A new report from the World Platinum Investment Council has shown that demand for the precious metal is currently outstripping supply. It points to market demand being driven by a number of new platinum coins being made available to collectors and investors over the last couple of years, such as the American Eagle and the […]

100kg gold coin goes on sale… for £3.8m

Measuring the size of an extra-large pizza and weighing the same as a bottle of wine, a rare ‘million dollar’ pure gold coin could soon be the prized possession of a UK collector or investor. The coin was one of five produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. It carries a face value of […]

The fastest sell-outs of 2015… and my tips for 2016

It may frustrate collectors, but sell-outs are a fact of life in the coin world. When something has a set edition limit its supply is, by definition, limited, so if demand exceeds that supply you will see a coin sell out. Sometimes it happens very quickly. Here are five of the fastest sell-outs of 2015: […]

The coin that everyone wanted to see in Chicago

I’ve just arrived back from Chicago where I saw something special. For the past week, the American Numismatic Association World Money Fair has been taking place in Chicago. All the Mints of the world are there promoting their latest releases, but one coin stole the show. It was the coin that everyone was talking about and […]

Pure Gold $200 Maple Leaf Reflection Coin Sells Out

To the casual observer, the coin you see here is “just” another gold coin, albeit one with a striking design. But what sets this apart from other gold coins? Why did this one sell out its entire edition limit in just over a month? 1. Numismatic First The coin’s beautiful design has proved incredibly popular […]

Are investors eyeing up silver coins?

What is going to happen next with regards to precious metal prices? It’s a question that financial experts and market commentators are struggling to answer. Everything from the crisis in Greece to the strong American Dollar is affecting the price of gold and silver right now and nobody knows what is going to happen next. […]

Why this coin sold out

The coin you see below sold out at the Mint quite a while ago and Coin Portfolio Management just sold the last few that were available in the UK. I’m going to tell you why it sold out. One hundred thousand of these coins were struck last year and they were snapped up quickly by […]

25th Anniversary collectors miss out on Silver Maple Leaf

Few coins have the international following of Canada’s “4 nines” pure Silver Maple Leaf.  And nothing has proved that more than the furore surrounding its 25th Anniversary this year. Straight from the starting blocks, demand was so high for the new 25th Anniversary issue that the Royal Canadian Mint was forced to ration sales with […]