Rarest British coin ever made found

The 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 […]

Should you be about to go platinum?

A new report from the World Platinum Investment Council has shown that demand for the precious metal is currently outstripping supply. It points to market demand being driven by a number of new platinum coins being made available to collectors and investors over the last couple of years, such as the American Eagle and the […]

Donald Trump and the gold price

What happens if Donald Trump wins? That’s a question millions of people will be asking for myriad different reasons, but what will happen to the gold price if Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States of America? Strategists say that US elections do not usually matter for the gold price, but the race […]

The historic Royal Visit to Canada

The first official royal tour undertaken by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with their two children may have ended last week, but a coin issued to commemorate the historic occasion shows no sign of slowing down. Issued by The Royal Canadian Mint, it features a cutting-edge full colour application on the reverse recreating Chris Jelf’s iconic […]

New book reveals a fascinating new discovery

A new book by Q. David Bowers has dropped a bombshell in the US collector market by revealing details of a previously unknown Morgan Dollar from 1964. In announcing the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, Whitman Publishing revealed that researchers for the book had gained access […]

£250,000 for the best St George & the Dragon coin?

An 1820 £5 pattern created by famed engraver Benedetto Pistrucci is going under the hammer with an estimate of over £250,000. It is the largest and sharpest example of Pistrucci’s iconic design of St. George slaying the mythical dragon ever seen on a coin. Both sides are boldly signed with Pistrucci’s last name. This particular pattern (a coin which […]

When Sovereigns were produced all over the world

Although the Sovereign is Great Britain’s best-loved coin, few people realise that not all of them were struck in this country. 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the Great Recoinage Act 1816, which resulted in the introduction of the modern Sovereign in 1817, replacing the Guinea. The gold Sovereign reached the height of its prominence […]

The mystery of the very first Peace Dollar

After the First World War, America wanted to produce a coin celebrating peace. It took them 3 years, but the result was the stunning silver Peace Dollar first issued in 1921. It’s a fascinating coin, not least because nobody knows what happened to the very first example… As was tradition, the first Peace Dollar struck […]