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 […]

The fastest sell-outs of 2017

It may frustrate collectors, but sell-outs are a fact of life in the coin world, and I have witnessed some exceptionally quick sell-outs this year. Here are the fastest selling coins of 2017: The UK Sapphire Jubilee £5 Silver Proof Coin This year The Royal Mint celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the first […]

Why this 2018-dated Canadian silver coin has SOLD OUT already…

It’s only just turned October but one of Canada’s commemorative coins for next year has SOLD OUT already. Why? Because The Royal Canadian Mint has chosen to honour one of the most iconic designs from its history with a huge 5oz silver issue. The design in question is the “Voyageur” Dollar – seen on the […]

The Expert Guides Series: Your Guide to Collecting from International Mints

When assessing a coin’s potential, the first thing I do is look at the issuing country to make sure there is a strong tradition of numismatic heritage. This ensures the greatest potential for long-term interest. As a result, I generally restrict my recommendations to British Isles, United States, Canadian, South African and Australian coins, which […]

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 […]

The historic Royal Visit to Canada

The first official royal tour undertaken by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with their two children may have ended last week, but a coin issued to commemorate the historic occasion shows no sign of slowing down. Issued by The Royal Canadian Mint, it features a cutting-edge full colour application on the reverse recreating Chris Jelf’s iconic […]

You toss a coin into a fountain – where does it end up?

Throw a Penny into a fountain, make a wish and it may come true, but what happens to your coin and the thousands upon thousands that join it each year? Possibly the most famous example is the iconic Trevi fountain in Rome. For generations, people have stood by the fountain and thrown coins over their […]

US Mint to produce pink coin for breast cancer awareness

The US Mint are currently developing a new pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research. The coin’s design will be decided by a contest, with release expected for 2018. The pink-gold coin will be part of a set of three new coins aimed at promoting breast cancer awareness […]

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 […]

A brand new error coin has just been discovered

The Royal Canadian Mint has just confirmed that a small number of error coins has escaped the Mint. The coin in question is the Proof 2016 Roaring Grizzly .99999 fine gold $200, which has an edition limit of 250. Of those 250 coins, 55 are known to carry the error, which occurred when a die […]