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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Mint announces a brand new UK Prince Philip coin

UPDATE, 12 JULY 2017: The Royal Mint has now released the design of the UK’s brand new Prince Philip coin. Approved by Prince Philip himself, it features a younger portrait of The Duke of Edinburgh and the phrase “Non sibi sed patriae” – Latin for “not for self, but country”. It will be available in limited […]

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 […]