Why 2017 has been the year of the Sovereign

With the modern Gold Sovereign celebrating its bicentenary, 2017 always promised to be a good year for the coin, but it surpassed all expectations. The 2017 Proof Sovereign To mark the bicentenary of the modern Sovereign, the 2017 Proof Sovereign returned to the original Gold Sovereign design first released back in 1817. The Royal Mint […]

The Expert Guides Series: Everything you need to know about collecting Gold Sovereigns

More of our clients choose to build a Portfolio of Gold Sovereigns than any other coin to date. Why? Quite simply, the Gold Sovereign is without rival as the United Kingdom’s premiere Gold Coin. Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the exact same specification since 1817, it epitomises all that is British. Traded across the […]

The Royal Mint’s surprise for the 2017 Sovereign

Collectors around the world are already rushing to own what many consider to be the most important Gold Sovereign for 200 years. The reason is simple.  The Royal Mint has taken the unprecedented decision to add a one-year-only Mint Mark to the UK’s Classic Sovereign.  Why?   To celebrate the fact that 2017 marks the 200th […]

Design changes – The guarantee for Sovereign collectability

The brand new 2017 UK Proof Sovereign features a one-year-only design to mark the bicentenary of the modern Sovereign and it sold out within a month of release. The Royal Mint returned to the original Gold Sovereign design first released right back in 1817. It features Benedetto Pistrucci’s original garter design, surrounding the St. George […]

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 […]

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. WANT TO KNOW MORE?    Our Expert Guide on the UK Gold Sovereign leaves nothing out and gives you a concise history of the UK’s most collectable gold […]

£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 […]

Gold reaches 3-year high

Last week’s referendum result in which Britain voted to leave the European Union has seen nervous investors turning to gold as financial markets tumble. As a result the gold price shot over £1,000 an ounce for the first time in over 3 years. Whilst financial markets have plummeted and trading was suspended in London-listed banks […]

Rare Coin Index beats the stock market

It has just been announced that an index tracking the value of 200 of the rarest British coins outperformed the FTSE 100 last year. The coin index, tracked by Stanley Gibbons, recorded a return of 6.2% in 2015, beating the FTSE 100, which lost 4.9%. Investment specialists point to coins being a classic heritage investment, […]