The Perth Mint’s 125th Anniversary Australia Sovereign 2024 Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint has a storied history rooted in the gold rush of the 1850s, a time when vast quantities of precious metal were unearthed in Western Australia. To capitalise on this wealth, The Perth Mint was established in 1899 as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint. Since then, it has become a cornerstone of […]

Over 66,000 queued online – the Coronation sell out story so far.

After The Royal Mint revealed the coin designs to commemorate the King’s Coronation, there was no doubt in my mind that this launch was going to be on a scale that I hadn’t seen since the Platinum Jubilee.     And I wasn’t wrong.    This morning at 9am, I sat on The Royal Mint’s website eagerly anticipating […]

New official UK Coronation Coins revealed

UPDATE: A new range of UK coins have been authorised for release to celebrate the King’s Coronation.   The designs have just been revealed this morning and, importantly, it has been confirmed that a BRAND NEW portrait of the King will feature on the obverse of all coins in the range.  This is the FIRST TIME […]

The reign longer than Queen Elizabeth II?

Since 1958, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has featured on the obverse of British coins. And now, for the first time in 70 years, a new portrait of King Charles III is entering circulation. But did you know that there’s another British icon who has featured on coins for far longer? In fact, she […]

Official Royal Proclamation confirms UK’s first Coronation Coins

King Charles III has announced that his Coronation in May will be celebrated with a new range of UK coins. Click here to sign up for PRIORITY NOTIFICATIONS The Royal Proclamation details a range of limited edition coin specifications including a 50p and a £5 coin, a Sovereign range, and ounces. The launch date is yet to […]

A Royal Celebration like no other and a coin range to match

Long live the King! In anticipation of the Coronation of King Charles III, a remarkable range of coins has launched and launched with a bang. The first sell-out was achieved within 100 minutes of issue, with the Silver Mint Masters Set selling out its entire run of 100 before most of us even knew about […]

Announced today: The King Charles III Stamp

Royal Mail has just released the design of the official definitive King Charles III Stamp, which will be released on 4th April. The image of His Majesty The King is an adapted version of the portrait created by Martin Jennings for The Royal Mint for the obverse of the new UK coinage and shows the […]

The man. The myth. The legend.

Douglas Bader. Flying ace. British legend. Double amputee. Despite a pre-war injury causing him to lose both his legs, Bader went back to flying as soon as war broke out, using prosthetic legs. In fact, there are so many stories about the inspirational hero during the war it’s hard to know which one to pick. […]

The coin with three dates on, and how it almost didn’t happen…

Have you heard about the coin that was approved by a Queen in 2022, a King in 2023, that has three dates on it and still managed to miss the 100th anniversary it was being issued to commemorate? To mark the centenary of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb last year, a special 50p coin was […]

9 things you need to know about the world’s most popular gold coin 

When I mention the world’s most popular gold coin, you’re probably thinking of the Sovereign, or even an American Eagle. And that’s probably what most people initially think of.   But it’s actually the South African Krugerrand…  As one of the world’s most prestigious and collected gold coins, the Krugerrand belongs in any serious coin collection.  […]