Announcement: Wallace and Gromit will feature on a new UK coin

The Royal Mint have just announced that a brand new UK coin featuring the iconic British duo, Wallace and Gromit, is coming soon. Few details have been revealed yet but given the popularity of previous themed coins featuring beloved characters it’s sure to be a ‘smashing’ hit. If you want to be the first in […]

Have you got your collector’s licence?

Don’t worry, you don’t actually need one today, but it wasn’t that long ago here in the UK that you did. Without one, you would be limited to owning just four gold coins issued after 1817. Unless you had a licence, but that wasn’t the easiest thing to obtain… The year it became illegal to […]

Have you heard about the secret Sovereigns containing arsenic?

The Sovereign dates back over 500 years and, in that time, there have been numerous special issues and fascinating stories. But you probably don’t know the one about secret experiments done with gold containing traces of arsenic and lead that created a Sovereign said to be indestructible… It was 1859 and a new shipment of […]

The Brexit 50p

HM Treasury has just announced a special 50p coin to mark Britain’s exit from the EU, during the last Budget before Brexit. It will be released on 29 March next year – the day we officially leave the European Union. In 1973 the Treasury issued a commemorative 50p to mark joining the EEC and another […]

The A-Z of Great Britain on 10p coins

Today The Royal Mint have released an A-Z of “Britishness” across 26 designs on 10p pieces. Our love of Tea, Cricket, Fish and Chips are all honoured as well as the more quirky quintessentially British things such as queuing. It’s the most exciting UK issue I can remember for years. Take a look at all […]

The UK’s last £50 coin that you probably missed out on…

A little over a year ago, The Royal Mint released a new silver coin to mark the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. In its own right, this is not an exceptional event except for one thing. The Royal Mint chose to issue the coin as a high face value silver piece, available for the price […]

The brand new UK Silver Proof £5 coin with lowest ever edition limit

A brand new Silver Proof UK £5 coin has been released today with the lowest edition limit ever. Honouring the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, the brand new UK £5 Silver Proof coin has an edition limit of just 2,750. The Royal Academy of Arts & The Royal Mint The Royal Academy […]

New UK coin to mark a historic moment for British Royalty

The Royal Mint have marked a historic moment in Royal British history on a brand new £5 coin that’s been released today. For the first time in over a century the Royal Family is represented by four generations of monarchy. The Queen reigns amongst the three future kings – her son Prince Charles, her grandson […]

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 […]