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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our new Expert Guides – the inside track to the best coins for your Portfolio

With so many coins being issued each year it’s hard to know how to select the best ones to own. That’s why I’ve written a series of  Expert Guides to help you focus on the most collectable coins. Our 20 years’ plus experience and expertise in the gold and silver coin market have gone into […]

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 […]

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 […]