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 […]

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 collection? 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 […]

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 […]

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 Expert Guides Series: Why Piedfort coins are a Portfolio essential

The scarcity of a coin is one of my top five criteria when selecting pieces to recommend for your Portfolio. As I explain in our free downloadable Expert Guide, edition limits play a vital part in creating a meaningful Portfolio. With significant edition limit reductions in comparison to their counterpart Proof issues, Piedfort coins are […]

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 […]