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 […]

What Royal Mint sell-outs mean for the new £1 Coin

It’s just a month to go until the Royal Mint releases the first of the new 12-sided £1 coins into circulation and it’s already causing considerable excitement amongst collectors. With 1.4 billion new coins due to hit the streets, getting hold of a new shiny £1 coin is not going to be much of a […]

Why the UK’s Sapphire Jubilee issues sold out in record time

On 6th February 2017 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee, becoming the first ever British monarch to reign for 65 years. The Royal Mint produced a range of Proof commemorative coins struck in silver and gold to mark the occasion. Securing one of these commemorative coins will prove difficult however, with all […]

Unveiled today: The UK’s 2017 coin designs

The Royal Mint has just announced the UK’s new circulating coins for 2017. Marking the year’s memorable events and anniversaries, here are the new themes and designs unveiled today: The 2017 DateStamp™ UK Specimen Year Set These coins deserve to be appreciated in Brilliant Uncirculated collector quality, which is why I recommend The 2017 DateStamp™ UK Specimen Year […]

The Royal Mint’s surprise for the 2017 Sovereign

Collectors around the world are already rushing to own what many consider to be the most important Gold Sovereign for 200 years. The reason is simple.  The Royal Mint has taken the unprecedented decision to add a one-year-only Mint Mark to the UK’s Classic Sovereign.  Why?   To celebrate the fact that 2017 marks the 200th […]

43 million times face value – Look at this incredible auction result

The hammer just came down on two of earliest coins issued by the US Mint, with one of them selling for over half a million dollars. The 1 cent copper coins, both dating to 1792, went for a combined total of $869,500 at the auction held in California at the start of the month – […]

You toss a coin into a fountain – where does it end up?

Throw a Penny into a fountain, make a wish and it may come true, but what happens to your coin and the thousands upon thousands that join it each year? Possibly the most famous example is the iconic Trevi fountain in Rome. For generations, people have stood by the fountain and thrown coins over their […]