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 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 […]

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 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 […]

The Expert Guides Series: Adding Classic Coins to your Portfolio

Owning a Classic coin is just like owning a classic car. It is not simply that it is old that sets it apart. It’s something more. Its beauty. Its history. Its sense of panache. It’s a Jaguar E-Type, not a Morris Marina. It’s a classic now and forever. Why should I own Classic Coins? Owning […]

The world’s most popular gold bullion coin turns 50 and how you can WIN one

**This competition is now closed. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out about future competitions and coin releases.** On this day, 3 July 1967, the very first Krugerrand was minted by The South African mint. In the 50 years since it was first struck, the Krugerrand has established itself as the most widely […]

The Expert Guides Series: Everything you need to know about collecting Gold Sovereigns

More of our clients choose to build a Portfolio of Gold Sovereigns than any other coin to date. Why? Quite simply, the Gold Sovereign is without rival as the United Kingdom’s premiere Gold Coin. Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the exact same specification since 1817, it epitomises all that is British. Traded across the […]