King Cnut (Canute) and the 2017 Gold 5 Pound Coin - King Cnut the Great, better known to many as King Canute, was King of Denmark, England, and Norway. To commemorate the 1000th anniversary of King Cnut's ascendance to the English crown in 2017, the Royal Mint struck a gold proof five pounds piece (£5).
2010 and 2011 UK Cities 4 Coin Gold Proof One Pound Set - In 2010/2011, four one-pound coins were issued by the Royal Mint to represent the four capital cities of the United Kingdom (London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast). This set contains all four coins, minted in gold proof.
Do You Know there is a Minimum Weight for Gold Sovereigns? - Most gold sovereign collectors should be able to tell you that a new gold sovereign weighs 7.9881 grammes (or grams). But do they know what the minimum weight is?
2008 Platinum Proof Britannia Set - The 2008 Platinum Proof Britannia Set is the second Britannia set minted by the Royal Mint in platinum. The first was in 2007 and up to date of this article no others have been issued, so Platinum Britannia's are quite rare.
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 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.
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.
The Brasher Doubloon: One of the World’s Most Expensive Coins - Only a few Brasher Doubloons exist today and you may need more than $5 million just to add one of them to your collection. Minted around 1787, it is still unclear why they were made in the first place.
2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit Gold 50p Set - Peter Rabbit is one of Beatrix Potter's most famous and enduring characters. In 2017 the Royal Mint offered a very special limited edition gift set: an exclusive edition of the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit with a 22-carat gold 50p proof coin.
The Chinese Gold Unicorn - The Chinese Gold Unicorn is a series of bullion coins minted between 1994 and 1997 and created primarily for the export market. The coins are so named as each coin has an image of a unicorn on it.