The story of The East India Company and why their coins are like gold dust

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by our country’s history, especially when coins are involved (which they usually are). As a result, there is one business trip I enjoy more than any other. It’s not Canada, nor America and not even Australia. No, it’s just up the road to the Mayfair area of […]

The brand new UK Silver Proof £5 coin with lowest ever edition limit

A brand new Silver Proof UK £5 coin has been released today with the lowest edition limit ever. Honouring the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, the brand new UK £5 Silver Proof coin has an edition limit of just 2,750. The Royal Academy of Arts & The Royal Mint The Royal Academy […]

New UK coin to mark a historic moment for British Royalty

The Royal Mint have marked a historic moment in Royal British history on a brand new £5 coin that’s been released today. For the first time in over a century the Royal Family is represented by four generations of monarchy. The Queen reigns amongst the three future kings – her son Prince Charles, her grandson […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]