UK’s FIRST Royal 50p DESIGN REVEALED

Earlier this year, an announcement by Royal Proclamation confirmed that a 50p coin will be used to celebrate Her Majesty’s historic Platinum Jubilee. The Royal Mint have confirmed this coin will be released individually on the 6th January 2022. They have also officially revealed the reverse design: Paying tribute to Her Majesty’s record-breaking reign the elegant […]

Dissecting a Design: The stand out UK coin for the once-in-a-lifetime royal anniversary

Prince Philip’s and Queen Elizabeth II’s love story spanned decades, so when they celebrated their Platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 it was only natural that it would be marked with a UK release. But one coin stood out above all the rest. And it came with some interesting details. Click on the points below to […]

The day that changed UK coinage forever

The tanner. The shilling. The florin. The half crown. These were all everyday coins that were consigned to history overnight on 14 February. The next day, Britain “went decimal”. Do you remember Decimal Day? Did you go to bed on 14 February 1971 with 12 pennies to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound […]

What Royal Mint sell-outs mean for the new £1 Coin

It’s just a month to go until the Royal Mint releases the first of the new 12-sided £1 coins into circulation and it’s already causing considerable excitement amongst collectors. With 1.4 billion new coins due to hit the streets, getting hold of a new shiny £1 coin is not going to be much of a […]

Why the Gold Sovereign will never be the same again

The Royal Mint chose the release of the 2015 Gold Sovereign to announce another piece of news that means the Gold Sovereign will never be the same again after 2015. In a move that is presumably designed to mark Her Majesty the Queen becoming the nation’s longest reigning monarch in September 2015, the Royal Mint […]