Dissecting a Design: The most important £5 coin issued this year

The most important £5 coin issued this year. It’s a bold statement. But one I believe to be true of this Silver Proof coin released to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 95th birthday. This moment is crucial in our country’s history. As the longest reigning monarch the UK’s ever seen this coin will forever be a […]

“Save our Sixpence”

With the 50th anniversary of Decimal Day fast approaching, it has brought a lot of the pre-decimal coins back into the spotlight. When Britain went decimal on 15 February 1971, coins like the florin, shilling and half-crown became obsolete, but one coin endured into the next decade… The Sixpence. Worth 2.5p, it remained in circulation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 day Peter Pan coins were everywhere

On 11 June, everyone from The Sun to Heart FM were talking about one thing – Peter Pan coins. Why were Peter, Hook and Tinkerbell the talk of the town and what does it mean for collectors? From Neverland to everywhere The world’s first Peter Pan coins have been issued in aid of Great Ormond […]

The coin 100,000 people queued for

On the morning of 19 February this year, something remarkable happened. I tried to access The Royal Mint website and was informed that I was in a queue with over 100,000 people in front of me and that I wouldn’t be able to access the website for well over an hour. It was all because […]

Why the Moon landing anniversary will be the USA’s next collecting sensation

In 2014, the US Mint launched their first ever curved gold coin. Its design, curved to mimic a baseball, won the prestigious Coin of the Year award at the World Fair of Money in Berlin. Most importantly, 50,000 pieces sold out in 24 hours and collectors were literally fighting to get one after queueing for […]

The 50p of the People

The precious metal limited edition versions of the UK’s new official 50p coin are released today. A 50p of the people, the new 2018 50p commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. The 1918 Representation of the People Act Largely considered as the trigger that eventually won all women the vote […]