The Expert Guides Series: Everything you need to know about collecting Gold Sovereigns

More of our clients choose to build a Portfolio of Gold Sovereigns than any other coin to date. Why? Quite simply, the Gold Sovereign is without rival as the United Kingdom’s premiere Gold Coin. Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the exact same specification since 1817, it epitomises all that is British. Traded across the […]

Design changes – The guarantee for Sovereign collectability

The brand new 2017 UK Proof Sovereign features a one-year-only design to mark the bicentenary of the modern Sovereign and it sold out within a month of release. The Royal Mint returned to the original Gold Sovereign design first released right back in 1817. It features Benedetto Pistrucci’s original garter design, surrounding the St. George […]

£250,000 for the best St George & the Dragon coin?

An 1820 £5 pattern created by famed engraver Benedetto Pistrucci is going under the hammer with an estimate of over £250,000. It is the largest and sharpest example of Pistrucci’s iconic design of St. George slaying the mythical dragon ever seen on a coin. Both sides are boldly signed with Pistrucci’s last name. This particular pattern (a coin which […]

High prices expected at rare Sovereign auction

A large collection of gold coins is estimated to achieve almost £60,000 at auction in Darlington tomorrow. Most of the coins going under the hammer are Sovereigns struck during the reigns of the last five British monarchs, although there are also some half and quarter Sovereigns, as well as some rare gold 5 pound coins. […]

Banned by the French, but issued by the Belgians

The story of the controversial Belgian 10 Euro Coin Earlier this year, Belgium planned to issue a commemorative Waterloo coin in honour of the Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.  France objected though branding the commemoration of Waterloo as a “symbol that is negative” which would “undermine the unity of the Eurozone.” So to avoid […]

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 […]