Could this be another record-breaking sell out from The Royal Mint?

On 7 August 2017, The Royal Mint released a brand new Prince Philip coin range paying tribute to his 70 years of service. 24 hours later, the coins were 100% reserved. Today, a Silver Proof Piedfort edition is being released and all signs point to it being another record-breaking sell-out. But it’s not just because […]

Time to say farewell to the “Round Pound”

Why the “round pound” won’t completely disappear… Whilst the UK “round pound” is on its way out of circulation, there is one British Isles pound coin that is staying round… The Isle of Man has confirmed it is to keep the “Round Pound” with the issue of a brand new design for 2017. To celebrate, […]

Why this 2018-dated Canadian silver coin has SOLD OUT already…

It’s only just turned October but one of Canada’s commemorative coins for next year has SOLD OUT already. Why? Because The Royal Canadian Mint has chosen to honour one of the most iconic designs from its history with a huge 5oz silver issue. The design in question is the “Voyageur” Dollar – seen on the […]

The mystery of the very first Peace Dollar

After the First World War, America wanted to produce a coin celebrating peace. It took them 3 years, but the result was the stunning silver Peace Dollar first issued in 1921. It’s a fascinating coin, not least because nobody knows what happened to the very first example… As was tradition, the first Peace Dollar struck […]

The Queen’s big milestone that’s 25,568 days in the making

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrate 70 years of marriage on 20 November 2017. Or, to put it another way, 25,568 days. Or 613,632 hours. Or 36,817,920 minutes. The Queen and Prince Philip could have watched 409,000 football matches in the time they have been married. Or 708,000 episodes […]

The Record Breaking Queen

Her Majesty The Queen is about to celebrate the first ever Platinum Wedding Anniversary with Prince Philip – an incredible 70 years of marriage. Queen Elizabeth II is no stranger to reaching remarkable milestones. She is the longest reigning monarch in British history, as well as the longest reigning female monarch and the oldest current […]

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 platinum coins are the pinnacle for so many collectors…

…and why they’re so scarce Whilst Gold is the most popular of the precious metals, Platinum is much, much rarer, making it the preferred choice for coin collectors looking for something that very few people can own. How rare is Platinum? Very. So rare, in fact, that all of the Platinum ever mined could fit […]

The Expert Guides Series: Your Guide to Collecting from International Mints

When assessing a coin’s potential, the first thing I do is look at the issuing country to make sure there is a strong tradition of numismatic heritage. This ensures the greatest potential for long-term interest. As a result, I generally restrict my recommendations to British Isles, United States, Canadian, South African and Australian coins, which […]

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 […]