Dissecting a Design: The coin that links the Queen, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton

This stunning new coin, issued by The Royal Canadian Mint is already sold out at the Mint. And with a design that links the Queen, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, it’s not hard to see why. But as stunning as that design is, it’s actually the coin’s obverse that pushed it to a quick sell-out. […]

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 […]

Rare gold coin dropped in Christmas charity box

The Salvation Army announced that they received a very generous present just before Christmas – somebody dropped a rare gold coin in one of their counter charity boxes a week before Christmas. The generous donation came in the form of the world’s most famous gold coin – the Krugerrand. The coin, struck from 1oz of […]

Will this be another record-breaking Winnie the Pooh Collectable?

The official UK Winnie the Pooh 50p Coin has just been released and I think it will become the most collectable 50p ever. There is something about the friendly little bear that made the world fall in love with him from his very first appearance and we can’t get enough of collectables featuring him and […]

From a Defence Icon to a Numismatic Masterpiece

In support of The Royal British Legion ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ Churchill 20 August 1940 Eighty years ago, from 10 July – 31 October 1940, Britain was forced to defend its shores against the onslaught of the German Luftwaffe that had already […]

Why Piedfort coins are a collector’s essential

The scarcity of a coin is one of the key components when considering its collectability. With significantly lower edition limits than their counterpart Proof issues, Piedfort coins are the essential choice for serious collectors. But what exactly are Piedfort coins and why are they so collectable? Double the thickness of a standard coin, Piedforts (pronounced […]

The Queen’s favourite…

It’s fair to say that Her Majesty has an enviable selection of jewellery and she’s certainly keen to display it when the chance presents itself. There is one piece of jewellery that many believe she favours above all the rest. It has been worn by a succession of royal women from the Queen Mother to […]

The denomination not seen on a UK coin for almost 40 years

In 2019, The Royal Mint reintroduced something a lot of us will be familiar with, but had actually been absent from a UK coin for almost 40 years. Cast your mind back to (or dig out) old 50p or 2p coins and you’ll see two words at the top of the coin’s reverse – “NEW […]

Secrets, controversy and death – Queen Victoria on coins

Until our current Queen surpassed her, Queen Victoria was our longest reigning monarch. As a result, there were three major depictions of her on UK coinage, but the story of her portraits are much more intriguing than that. And those portraits tell a story of secrets, controversy and even death… You probably recognise the three […]