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 UK’s new 50p has such significance for The Royal Mint

The precious metal limited edition versions of the UK’s new official 50p launch today. It’s a coin that means more than most to The Royal Mint… The 50p features a stunning design based upon one of Isaac Newton’s key principles about gravitational pull. Newton is being honoured on a UK coin to mark the 375th […]

Why Prince Philip coins are so important to collectors

Today is Prince Philip’s final engagement before retiring from public duty. Following the announcement from the Palace back in May confirming his retirement, brand new coins have been announced to honour his record-breaking 70 years of service to the Crown. The news has been met with excitement from collectors because Prince Philip coins are amongst […]

9 things you need to know about the world’s most popular gold coin

The world’s most widely held and actively traded Gold bullion coin is not a British Sovereign, nor an American Eagle. It’s the South African Krugerrand. And this year, it celebrates its 50th anniversary. As one of the world’s most prestigious and collected gold coins, the Krugerrand belongs in any serious coin Portfolio. But what do […]

The coin every US collector owns

From the very first time I went to an American coin show, I have loved the Morgan Dollar. It is the most collected classic coin in the States and I understand why. Issued between 1878 and 1921 its history conjures up images of the smoke-filled saloon bars of the Wild West. Taking its place as […]

Why you should own “unpopular” coins

This may come as a surprise, but an “unpopular” coin that sells very few can be a real hidden gem for your Portfolio if you find the right one. Of course, a quick sell-out creates instant and on-going demand for a coin, however there are a number of coins that have become scarce simply because […]

The world’s largest silver coin

The world’s largest silver coin – weighing a full 1,750 ounces – has just been sold. Limited to just 15 coins, each one is a piece of art measuring 650mm in diameter. That’s over 2 feet. It weighs a staggering 109lb. The Ivory Coast Silver Elephant coin, minted in Germany, is struck from pure silver. […]

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 […]

New book reveals a fascinating new discovery

A new book by Q. David Bowers has dropped a bombshell in the US collector market by revealing details of a previously unknown Morgan Dollar from 1964. In announcing the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, Whitman Publishing revealed that researchers for the book had gained access […]

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 […]