The man who almost buried the Sovereign

The “modern” Sovereign was introduced in 1817, but there was a very real threat to its existence just 2 years later. Prominent economist David Ricardo proposed the total abandonment of gold coins in favour of banknotes in 1819 – a move that could have completely buried the Sovereign. Portrait of David Ricardo – 1817 George […]

The brand new UK Silver Proof £5 coin with lowest ever edition limit

A brand new Silver Proof UK £5 coin has been released today with the lowest edition limit ever. Honouring the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, the brand new UK £5 Silver Proof coin has an edition limit of just 2,750. The Royal Academy of Arts & The Royal Mint The Royal Academy […]