Released Today: The 2017 Bicentenary Sovereign

Revealed at the end of the abridged history of the Gold Sovereign with this infographic, find out why this new release is the most important Sovereign for years.


If you own just one Sovereign, this should be it…

Don’t miss your chance to own the one-year-only Bicentenary Proof Sovereign. It is going to be one of the most collectable UK gold coins of this century.

Click here to reserve yours.


The world’s largest silver coin

ivory-coast-elephantThe 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 design is hand carved, rather than machine minted, making each coin unique in its own way.

It also carries an antique finish, which is done by hand.

The coin has a face value of 1,000,000 Francs CFA, which is shown on the reverse along with the Ivory Coast coat of arms.

It sold for north of £60,000.

Looking for a huge silver coin?

10oz-poppyOK, this isn’t quite the size of a man-hole cover, but this brand new silver coin is incredible.

Struck from pure silver, it measures 100mm across and weighs 10 ounces.

That’s 10 times the weight and almost 3 times the size of a regular “crown”.

Struck for Remembrance Day this year, each coin carries a donation of £125 to The Royal British Legion.

It is limited to just 125 pieces worldwide and we have only been able to secure 25 for Coin Portfolio Management clients.

Click here to find out more

Donald Trump and the gold price

trumpWhat happens if Donald Trump wins?

That’s a question millions of people will be asking for myriad different reasons, but what will happen to the gold price if Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America?

Strategists say that US elections do not usually matter for the gold price, but the race between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton promises to be different because of the vast gap in policy between to the two candidates.

The Financial Times reports that financial analysts are in agreement – if Trump wins, buy gold.

One currency and precious metals analyst says “If Trump were to become president, gold prices will likely perform well, because we expect that his policies will be inward looking and will weaken the fundamentals of the U.S. economy. In addition, his rhetoric and possibly policy actions could create domestic and international uncertainty at best, and upheaval at worst.”

We only have to look back to June to see what domestic and international uncertainty can do to the gold price.

On the back of the Brexit announcement, gold shot up from £851 per ounce to £1,055 in just 2 weeks.

Are we on for another surge after the Presidential Election result is announced on 8 November?


gold-standing-liberty-quarterOne of the most anticipated coins of the year

The coin you see here sold almost half its edition limit on its first day of release and has probably already sold out by the time you read this.

It is a special gold version of one of America’s most controversial coins – the Standing Liberty Quarter, which is celebrating its 100th birthday.It’s the first time it has ever been issued in gold.

We have just 50 for Coin Portfolio Management clients. Miss this chance and you’ll probably never get one.

Click here to add the special gold Standing Liberty Quarter to your Portfolio

The historic Royal Visit to Canada

433l-2016-20-fine-silver-coin-a-royal-tour_revThe 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 portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

It’s Canada’s first coin of the entire family, issued to mark their first tour as a family of four and Princess Charlotte’s first official royal engagement.

10,000 Edition Limit

The Royal Canadian Mint has set a worldwide edition limit of just 10,000 which are expected to sell-out.

Demand has no doubt been helped by press coverage of the tour, which included news of Princess Charlotte being heard speaking in public for the first time – saying “pop” to balloons.

William and Kate are determined for their children to grow up away from the public eye, so this tour – and the press coverage around it – will be a rarity, just like the coin issued to commemorate it.

Secure yours today for just £125

We have secured a small number of this historic coin for our Coin Portfolio Management clients and offer them now on a first-come, first-served basis.

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New book reveals a fascinating new discovery

morgan-bookA 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 to the Philadelphia Mint and discovered obverse and reverse models for a 1964 Morgan Dollar.

No silver dollar had been struck since 1935, but this is evidence that the US Mint considered striking 1964 Morgan Dollars and actually produced hubs and master dies for the coin.

No trial strikes of the coin have been discovered though and nobody knows whether any trial strikes of the 1964 Morgan Dollar were ever made.

If one were ever found, the value would be mind-blowing.

Rumors of a 1964 Peace Dollar abound to this day after 316,076 were struck at the Denver Mint, but destroyed without ever entering circulation.

PCGS, an American coin grading company, offer a $10,000 reward just to see one and verify its authenticity.


Philadelphia-Peace-Dollar-1921-coinCheck the date! Add a complete set Peace Dollars to your Portfolio

Today, you have a very limited opportunity of adding a complete Peace Dollar Mintmark Collection to your Portfolio. It includes the rare 1921 Peace Dollar struck during the last few days of 1921 out of the Philadelphia Mint.

Click here to find out more and secure one for your Portfolio


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


Image courtesy of St James’s Auctions

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 has not been approved for release, produced for the purpose of evaluating a proposed coin design) was never issued and is exceedingly rare, with very few in private hands.

The importance of Pistrucci

Bennedetto Pistrucci’s name is already well known in the coin world, but it is about to become even more so with the 200th anniversary of his iconic design next year.

The 2017 Proof Sovereign promises to be something special in line with the anniversary.

Pistrucci’s importance to UK coinage cannot be overstated, with his St George and the Dragon design adorning so many Sovereigns since the coin’s reintroduction in 1817.

The 1820 £5 pattern will be auctioned by St James’s Auctions on 30 September.


Own the first St George & Dragon Sovereign from Queen Victoria’s reign

young-head-sovereignThe coin you see here is an example of the first Sovereign of Queen Victoria’s reign to feature Pistrucci’s iconic design. Issued between 1871 and 1887, it features the Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria and is an absolute classic British coin.

Well over 100 years old and struck to the same specifications as the modern Sovereigns, the surprise is that this classic gold coin can be yours for just £545.

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