Australian Gold Sovereigns – History and Mintage - Besides being minted in Britain, Gold Sovereigns have been made in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) between 1871 and 1931. The Australian coins carry a small mintmark ('S','M','P) just above the date to represent Sydney Mint, Melbourne Mint and Perth Mint.
The Buffalo (or Indian Head) Nickel - The Buffalo Nickel, also known as the Indian Head Nickel or 5 cents was introduced in 1913 replacing the Liberty Head Nickel. It ran from 1913 until 1938. It was made at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints.
What’s the Best Metal Detector? - Metal detectors, like just about any consumer item, comes in a huge variety of sizes, capabilities, colours, and especially price. But, which is the best? One thing is for sure: high cost does not necessarily translate into high performance. It depends more on you and what you're going for.
The UK 50p Gold Proof Collection - The UK 50p Gold Proof Collection is a collection of 16 gold proof fifty-pence pieces and was issued by the Royal Mint in 2009 to commemorate 40 years of the 50p piece. The set contains the 16 different designs issued on the 50p piece from 1969 to 2009, all in 22 carat gold.
Fake Coins are a Growing Concern - By Fake coins, I actually mean Counterfeit, which are coins sold to deceive us into thinking the coin is real. They are also called replicas, copies, imitations and other words to try to get us to gloss over the fact that the coin is not actually genuine.
South Coast Coin Fair – Sunday 20th May 2018 - Worthing & District Numismatic Society are once again holding a coin fair on Sunday 20th May 2018
How American Coinage Started - American Coinage began soon after the Declaration of Independence. Up until then European coins were being used and one ounce of silver was considered to be one dollar.
Metals used in Modern British Coins - We handle coins on virtually a daily basis. We talk about their worth, and collectors like us discuss their designs in great detail. But unless the coin is some precious metal we rarely investigate what metals make up the coin and why they were used. So I thought I would.
What are Hobo Nickels? - Hobo Nickels are small pieces of art (sculptures) made from carving (traditionally) Buffalo Nickel coins. The term is actually generic and applies to any coin that is carved to produce a new image. The technique has been used over the centuries with many different coins.
What Makes the South African Krugerrand So Popular? - The Krugerrand is by far the most famous ounce gold coin. The first Krugerrand was minted in 1967 and since then the South African coin has remained a favorite choice for investors.