UK 2012 Proof Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee - 2012 was Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of reign. The Sovereign features a new reverse design to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. [...]
The Half Crown - The half crown was a British coin which was valued at "2/6" (two shilling and sixpence) - 12½ pence in modern currency. It was literally half the value of the Crown.
Introduction to British Coins – Current and Pre-Decimal - British coinage has a long history. The Royal Mint itself was formed well over 1100 years ago, but in this article I am going to describe the current coinage and the coins of the century or so before that.
Latin Inscriptions on British Coins - What does the Latin on a modern British coin mean? British coins reflect a nation with a very long history and traditions that take a long time to die. Using Latin on coins is not anachronistic but a statement of who we, the British, are and hopefully will always be.
The 1989 Gold Proof 500th Anniversary Sovereign - The 1989 gold proof sovereign is one of the most sought after modern gold proof sovereign issues. For the first time since 1817, both the obverse and the reverse designs of the sovereign were jointly changed. Benedetto Pistrucci’s popular portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon was removed as the reverse design for one year. A design was needed to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the sovereign.
Royal Mint Proof Boxes – What Year, What Box? - Where the Royal Mint has been fairly consistent with the reverse designs used, they have not with the style of presentation boxes used.
The Gold Sovereign - The British Gold Sovereign is one of the most ubiquitous of all coins and much sought after by both coin collectors and bullion investors. Read more about this historic coin.