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 […]

Unveiled today: The UK’s 2018 coin designs

The Royal Mint has just announced the UK’s new circulating coins for 2018. Marking the year’s memorable events and anniversaries, here are the new themes and designs unveiled today: The 2018 DateStamp™ UK Specimen Year Set These coins deserve to be appreciated in Brilliant Uncirculated collector quality, which is why I recommend The 2018 DateStamp™ UK Specimen Year […]

My favourite coins of the year

It has been an important year for collectors, with big collecting events like The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee at the start of the year and her and Prince Philip’s Platinum Wedding Anniversary just last month. Between those two events, the first ever double-thickness (Piedfort) Sovereign was issued and sold out immediately and now, as the year […]

The fastest sell-outs of 2017

It may frustrate collectors, but sell-outs are a fact of life in the coin world, and I have witnessed some exceptionally quick sell-outs this year. Here are the fastest selling coins of 2017: The UK Sapphire Jubilee £5 Silver Proof Coin This year The Royal Mint celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the first […]

My top 3 recommendations for the biggest collecting event of the year

One event has dominated the collecting landscape this year – Her Majesty’s 70th Wedding Anniversary. But how do you know which coins commemorating the event to add to your Portfolio? It’s impossible to own all of them with coins issued from here to Australia and back again, so I have picked out my top 3 […]

A coin like you’ve never seen before…

Specially commissioned for Britannia’s 20th Anniversary and already SOLD OUT Occasionally, a coin comes along that simply stops me in my tracks. The specially commissioned Silver Britannia struck for one year only to mark the iconic coin’s 20th Anniversary is one such example. Quite simply, it is enormous. It makes the normally large-looking five ounce […]

The first ever Gold Proof Sovereign to feature a mint mark

6 November 2017 saw the release of the brand new Gold Proof Sovereign – the 2018 release is particularly important. To mark the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation, The Royal Mint have issued the Proof Sovereign with a unique one-year-only “65 Crown” mint mark. There has never been a mint mark of this kind […]

Why 2017 has been the year of the Sovereign

With the modern Gold Sovereign celebrating its bicentenary, 2017 always promised to be a good year for the coin, but it surpassed all expectations. The 2017 Proof Sovereign To mark the bicentenary of the modern Sovereign, the 2017 Proof Sovereign returned to the original Gold Sovereign design first released back in 1817. The Royal Mint […]

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 […]