10 million coins sold

I reported two months ago how how the American market was going wild for a brand new silver bullion coin from Australia. The Australians predicted sales of 5 million units in their first year of issue, but sales have just passed the 10 million mark. The one ounce Silver Kangaroo, issued by The Perth Mint […]

When Sovereigns were produced all over the world

Although the Sovereign is Great Britain’s best-loved coin, few people realise that not all of them were struck in this country. 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the Great Recoinage Act 1816, which resulted in the introduction of the modern Sovereign in 1817, replacing the Guinea. The gold Sovereign reached the height of its prominence […]

A 145 ounce gold nugget has just been found

“I kept it in my oven on the first night.” These were the words of an Australian man who has just unearthed a 145-ounce gold nugget valued at AUS$250,000 (£145,000). “I thought it was rubbish at first, maybe an old horseshoe,” he said. “About 12 inches below the ground, I could just barely make out […]

The Million Dollar Sell-out

Sell-outs are always a hot topic in the world and, as I reported last week, the internet has revolutionised the way the world buys coins and greatly impacted the speed of sell-outs, with 10,000 coins selling in under an hour now a reality. That particular sell-out was $1m worth of coins, but why sell 10,000 […]

Why are Americans jumping for this silver coin?

It’s not just gold experiencing a surge of interest right now. The Perth Mint has seen sales of silver coins double in the past year and even they have been surprised by the popularity of a new coin launched back in September. Launched in September, the one ounce Silver Kangaroo was Perth’s attempt to grab […]

What was on everyone’s lips at this year’s 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 one of the many shows I attend to find the right coins for our client’s portfolios. I came back over the weekend after attending private meetings with Perth Mint, […]

What problem is affecting all of the world’s major mints right now?

I wrote to you recently about how investors could be turning to silver as prices remained at their lowest point for years and the signs were that supply was not keeping up with demand. You can read the article here. Now comes the news from Reuters (New York) that the world’s major mints are struggling […]

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. […]

Royal Baby coin from New Zealand sells out in less than a week

The great interest following the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has resulted in the New Zealand issue selling out. Only 1000 coins were issued, so it’s not a great surprise that the coin has sold out, but the speed in which it did so raised an eyebrow or two. Could the […]

2015 Kookaburra 1oz Silver Sells Out

Annually issued by the Perth Mint in Australia since 1990, this year’s 1oz silver bullion Kookaburra marked the 25th anniversary of the coin and that fact was not lost on collectors as the full edition limit of 500,000 has already sold out. To celebrate the anniversary, the coin featured the original design from 1990 — […]