How a bear from darkest Peru is about to become the UK’s next collecting sensation

2 years ago, The Royal Mint released their first ever coloured 50p to mark Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday and caused a collecting frenzy… 15,000 Silver Proof Peter Rabbit 50p coins sold out in days in 2016, but that was reduced to mere hours for last year’s release, despite the edition limit doubling to 30,000. Demand […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why the first ever double-thickness Gold Sovereign is a guaranteed sell-out

STOP PRESS, 27 JUNE 2017: The Royal Mint confirm the Piedfort Sovereign is 100% reserved within 24 hours of release. 2017 is the Bicentenary of the “modern” Sovereign.  To celebrate, The Royal Mint has just issued the FIRST EVER double-thickness Piedfort Sovereign. It is set to become one of the most collectable Gold Sovereigns ever […]

India launches its very own gold coin

Indian Overseas Bank has started offering Indian investors the chance to own an Indian-produced gold coin for the first time. Before then, Indians wanting to invest in gold had to make do with jewellery after the Reserve Bank of India barred banks and post offices from selling gold coins. The Indian gold coin, minted in India […]

US Mint to produce pink coin for breast cancer awareness

The US Mint are currently developing a new pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research. The coin’s design will be decided by a contest, with release expected for 2018. The pink-gold coin will be part of a set of three new coins aimed at promoting breast cancer awareness […]

The best luxury investments of 2015 were…

The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, which tracks the price performance of luxury collectables, has been updated and the top performers have been announced. The top 5, starting with the investment that has achieved the best annual growth, is as follows: 1. Classic Cars – up 17%2. Rare Coins – up 13%3. Watches – up […]

Coin handed to the bank for destruction is potentially worth £2,000

An extremely rare silver 2p coin dropped into a Royal British Legion collection box in Yorkshire last month was dismissed as worthless by the Poppy collectors and taken to the bank to be destroyed. They thought they had a fake coin, but they had something potentially worth £2,000… Rare Minting Error The coin – one […]