Why you should own unpopular coins


The 2004 UK Entente Cordiale £5 Gold Coin

This may come as a surprise, but an unpopular coin that sells very few can be a real hidden gem for your Portfolio if you find the right one.

Of course, a quick sell-out creates instant and on-going demand for a coin, however there are a number of coins that have become scarce simply because they were unpopular with collectors at the time and under-marketed by the Mint.

Now, several years later, collectors keen to own a complete collection of issues really struggle to find these scarce missing pieces.

For example, the 2004 UK Entente Cordiale £5 Gold Coin only sold 926 pieces – 617 short of its edition and almost 1,000 pieces less than the average strike for a UK £5 Gold Crown over the following 5 years.

Whilst most collectors would shy away from unpopular coins, it is these very coins that become the most sought after in years to come.

These unpopular coins can make or break a collection for numismatists trying to achieve a complete set of coins where the sum is greater than its individual parts.

If you’re interested…

382q-blog-imageWe have a small number of the King Canute Silver Proof £5 available for just £82.50.

With an edition limit of just 3,000, the 2017 King Canute Silver Proof £5 Coin is scarce in comparison to other recent UK Silver Proof £5 coins.

It’s a third of the Queen’s 90th Birthday issue and even 1,000 lower than the Battle of Somme release.

Click here to find out more

Rarest British coin ever made found

queen-anne-vigoThe rarest British coin ever made has been found.

In a 4-year-old’s toy treasure chest…

The coin, a Queen Anne Vigo coin, was passed on to a 35-year-old labourer from Essex by his late grandfather. He gave the coin to his 4-year-old son to play with when he bought him a toy treasure chest.

Fortunately, he took the coin to an auctioneer before it was wrecked just to check if it was worth something.

The shocked expert told him it was worth £250,000.

The labourer had to return the following day to check the expert hadn’t been pulling his leg.

The expert of Bonnington Auctioneers of Epping, Essex, said: “When I told him it had been verified and what it could be worth, he couldn’t believe it.

“One of my colleagues saw him get back into his car and it was a real Del and Rodney moment. You could hear shouting and screaming from the car park and the car began to rock from where he was celebrating.”

The Queen Anne Vigo coin

The coin was one of only 20 ever minted.

It came from 7.5lbs of gold seized from Spanish treasure ships by the British in 1702 following the Battle of Vigo.

The last one to sell went for nearly £300,000 at an auction in 2012.

The newly found coin is one of just 15 examples known to exist today. It will go under the hammer on 16 November.

Perhaps the other 5 are just waiting to be found.


2017-sovereignOwn the most important UK Gold Sovereign in 200 years

2017 is the bicentenary of the “modern” gold sovereign. It is without question the most important numismatic anniversary for decades.

And now you can mark it with The Royal Mint’s brand new 2017 Gold Proof Sovereign – featuring a special one-year-only design change for the occasion.

To secure what is destined to become one of the most collectable 21st Century British gold coins, simply click here.

Released Today: The 2017 Bicentenary Sovereign

Revealed at the end of the abridged history of the Gold Sovereign with this infographic, find out why this new release is the most important Sovereign for years.


If you own just one Sovereign, this should be it…

Don’t miss your chance to own the one-year-only Bicentenary Proof Sovereign. It is going to be one of the most collectable UK gold coins of this century.

Click here to reserve yours.


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