How a bear from darkest Peru is about to become the UK’s next collecting sensation

2 years ago, The Royal Mint released their first ever coloured 50p to mark Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday and caused a collecting frenzy… 15,000 Silver Proof Peter Rabbit 50p coins sold out in days in 2016, but that was reduced to mere hours for last year’s release, despite the edition limit doubling to 30,000. Demand […]

The scarce “second” Sovereign of 2015 that so many people missed out on

You may not know this, but there were two Proof Sovereigns released in 2015. The first, with Her Majesty’s 4th portrait, had an edition limit of 7,500. It didn’t sell out. The second Sovereign issued that year was the first ever to feature the current portrait of The Queen. It sold out its entire edition […]

The story of The East India Company and why their coins are like gold dust

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by our country’s history, especially when coins are involved (which they usually are). As a result, there is one business trip I enjoy more than any other. It’s not Canada, nor America and not even Australia. No, it’s just up the road to the Mayfair area of […]

Why my grandfather loved these rare and unusual coins…

I always think about my grandfather around Easter time and a particular set of unusual classic coins that are intrinsically linked to the holiday. My grandfather was a keen collector and loved showing me his coins, but one piece always sticks in my memory. When he first showed me the outside of the case, I […]

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 […]