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We have information on thousands of coins with images, mintages and other information. Includes Sovereigns, £2, 50p and many more.
1136-1145 Penny Stephen 1286 Obverse 1136-1145 Penny – Stephen
Stephen, also known as Stephen of Blois, was King of England from 22 December 1135 until his death on 25 October 1154 (aged 57-62). Born in 1092 or 1096 Blois, Kingdom of France.
1889 Double Florin Reverse 1889 Double Florin – Victoria
The Double Florin was only minted from 1887 to 1890, making it one of the shortest lived denominations in British coin history. It was denominated at 4 shillings (4/-). It is a large coin, 36mm in diameter.
2022 50 Pence Coin Winnie the Pooh Kanga and Roo Silver Proof Reverse 2022 50 Pence Coin – Winnie the Pooh: Kanga and Roo Silver Proof
The 2022 Silver Proof 50p coin featuring Kanga and Roo, created by A A Milne, and is the eighth coin in a nine-coin Winnie the Pooh Collection from the Royal Mint.
1711 Sixpence Anne Obverse 1711 Sixpence – Anne (3619)
Silver Sixpence of Queen Anne minted at the Royal Mint in London in 1711. SCBC 3619. Queen Anne minted many variations of sixpence, both before, and after, the Union with Scotland in 1707. Many contain words or mint marks.
72AD 73AD Dupondius Vespasian Securitas Obverse 72AD-73AD Dupondius – Vespasian / Securitas
Orichalcum Dupondius of Emperor Vespasian struck around 72-73AD at the Lugdunum Mint in Gaul. Orichalcum is a golden-coloured bronze alloy that was often used in ancient Rome coinage.
1883 Sovereign Proof Melbourne St George Reverse 1883 Gold Sovereign Melbourne – St George
1883 Gold sovereigns have many variations. They can be made in London, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney and can also in the same year have combinations of St George or Shield backs.
1935 Crown Reverse 1935 Crown – ‘Rocking Horse’ Jubilee Crown
1935 Crown - 'Rocking Horse' Jubilee Crown
2022 Five Pounds Silver Queens Reign Honours Reverse 2022 Queen’s Reign Honours and Investitures £5 – Awarding Honours
This was the first coin in a Royal Mint collection called The Queen's Reign Honours and Investitures. The first coin celebrates the role of Her Majesty in awarding honours that recognise individual service, the second concerns charitable work and the third coin celebrates the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth.
2021 Queens Beasts Gold 1oz Reverse 2021 Queen’s Beasts – 1oz Gold Proof
The Queen's Beasts series concludes with a coin that shows all ten of the Queen's Beast. This one-ounce 999.9 gold proof has a limited edition of 625. Issued on 29 April 2021, the coin was minted as BU in a £5 coin and also in various weights of silver and gold.
2022 1oz Platinum Royal Tudor Beasts Lion of England 2022 1oz Platinum Royal Tudor Beasts – Lion of England
Platinum bullion coin, contains 1 Troy Oz of 999.5 Fine Platinum. Denominated at £100. Part of the Royal Tudor Beasts collection.
2022 Five Pounds 40th Birthday of Duke of Cambridge Reverse RM 2022 Five Pounds – 40th Birthday of Duke of Cambridge
Five Pound coin to celebrate the birthday of HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William). The coin is available as Uncirculated, Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort, Gold Proof and also as a range of weights of Gold Proof coins.
1826 Penny George IV Reverse 1826 Penny – George IV
There are several variations of the 1826 Penny, mainly on the Saltire (Saint Andrew's Cross) which can have plain, thin or thick lines. The proof version has the same variants.
1070 Penny William I Obverse 1070 Penny – William I (William the Conqueror)
Silver penny of William the Conqueror, struck about 1070-1072 at the London Mint of moneyer Ealdgar. The Obverse shows a crowned King William facing, with a canopy of two columns. This is known as the 'Canopy Type'.
64AD 65AD 66AD Sestertius Nero Reverse 64AD-66AD Sestertius – Nero
Military manoeuvrers are often shown on Roman Coins. This coin is an AE (Brass/Bronze) Sestertius of Emperor Nero, struck at the Rome Mint between 64AD and 66AD. The Reverse shows Nero on horseback with another soldier. Text on coin is "DECURSIO" which means 'military manoeuvrer'.
17BC Denarius - Augustus Obverse 17BC Denarius – Augustus / Apex Flaminis
Silver Denarius of the Emperor Augustus struck at the Rome Mint of the Moneyer P Licinius Stolo around 17BC. The Reverse shows an Apex flaminis (a cap worn by some Roman priests) between two ancilia.
1551-1553 Threepence – Edward VI 1551-1553 Threepence – Edward VI
Silver threepence of King Edward VI. Third period. Minted between 1551 and 1553 at the Tower (London) Mint.
Coin Fair Midland Coin Fair
The Midland Coin Fair (Birmingham UK) attracts around 50+ dealers from all around the UK and is always on the second Sunday of each month. March/June/September/December are the 'Big' fairs, which have even more dealers.
2006 Two Pound Coin - Isambard Kingdom Brunel 2006 Two Pound Coin – Isambard Kingdom Brunel
In 2006 the Royal Mint released two coins celebrating the 200th year of the birth of one of Britain's greatest engineers - Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). Brunel was a key figure in the Industrial Revolution and he is remembered for many things, including railways, steamships, bridges and buildings.
Penny - Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) 1189 Penny – Richard I
If you're looking for Richard's name in the legend then you may be disappointed as it says HENRICVS, as the coins were struck in the name and design of Henry II (and continued to be so in the next reign too).
2022 1oz Silver Proof City Views London 2022 1oz Silver Proof – City Views London
The City Views series from the Royal Mint was launched on 28 April 2022. It starts off with London and shows an image of London as it was just before the Great Fire of 1666, based on the 'The Long View of London' by Wenceslaus Hollar.
The 1806 Halfpenny - George III 1806 Halfpenny – George III
There had been a need for a circulation halfpenny since the reign of Charles II but due to the (relatively) high production costs mintage was sporadic. In 1797 the Royal Mint asked Matthew Boulton to produce copper coins at his Soho Mint in Birmingham and the Fourth Issue coinage included the halfpenny (and also twopence, penny and farthing).
1663 Shilling Charles II 1663 Shilling – Charles II (Milled, First Bust)
By 1663 the Royal Mint was ready to end hammered coinage and replace it with the milled coinage created by the machine of Peter (Pierre) Blondeau. This is a silver shilling of King Charles II, minted in 1663 at the Tower Mint in London.
1483 Groat Edward V with pellet Obverse 1483 Groat – Edward V (with pellet)
Short article on the 1483 Silver Groat, thought to be of King Edward V (see notes). This coin has the halved sun and rose mark introduced to represent the new mint master Bartholomew Reed on 12 February 1483.
71AD Sestertius – Vespasian / Judaea Capta 71AD Sestertius – Vespasian / Judaea Capta
Ae (Bronze) Sestertius of Emperor Vespasian minted 71AD. Judaea Capta coins were a series of commemorative coins issued by the Vespasian to celebrate the capture of Judaea and the destruction of the Jewish Second Temple by his son Titus in 70 AD.
Silver denarius of Emperor Otho 69AD Denarius – Otho
The 69AD Denarius - Otho. Silver denarius of Emperor Otho, struck between 15 January 69AD and 16 April 69AD at the Rome Mint.
The British Monarchs Collection 2022-2026 The British Monarchs Collection 2022-2026
The Royal Mint collection will feature images of Monarchs from Tudor, Stuart, Hanoverian and Windsor (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha).
114AD Sestertius Emperor Trajan 114AD Sestertius – Trajan
Sestertius of Emperor Trajan, struck at the Rome Mint between Winter 114AD and early 116AD. The Reverse shows Fortuna, the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck, seated with her feet on a stool holding the rudder of a ship with her right hand, cornucopia in her left hand.
975 Penny – Edward the Martyr 975 Penny – Edward the Martyr
Silver Penny of Edward the Martyr, minted some time between 975-978. at the Lincoln Mint of Moneyer Rodbert. Edward became King in 975 when he was only about 13 years old and reigned until he was murdered in 978.
2020 Five Pound Tower of London The Royal Menagerie 2020 Five Pound Coin – Tower of London: The Royal Menagerie
One of the strange stories of the Tower of London was that in 1235 Henry III (1216-72) created maybe the first zoo of exotic animals seen in England.
780-792 Penny Cynethryth, wife of Offa 780-792 Penny – Cynethryth, wife of Offa
A rare penny, showing Cynethryth, Queen of the Mercians and wife of King Offa. Cynethryth is the only Anglo-Saxon queen known to have an image on a coin.
The Royal Mint Coin of the Year 2021
The annual Royal Mint Coin of the Year competition was run at the end of December, being a public vote via the Royal Mint web site to decide which was the most popular coin of 2021.
American Silver Eagles New Category: American Silver Eagles
New Category: American Silver Eagles. The American Silver Eagle is a one-ounce .999 silver coin denominated at one dollar and minted 1986-present.
US Trade Dollar Coins How Rare Are the US Trade Dollar Coins?
When silver prices crashed in 1876, the Trade Dollar flooded the American economy. How rare and how collectable are they now?
George William de Saulles George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903)
G W De Saulles was a former Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint and engraved several coins for Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.
Branch Mints of the Royal Mint Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
Branch Mints of the Royal Mint. The story of the Royal Mint Branch Mints in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
George Kruger Gray, Coin-Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943)
George Kruger Gray was an English designer, painter and medallist. Gray was a leading designer for the Royal Mint but designed coins and medals for many countries.
Thomas Simon Engraver Thomas Simon, Engraver (1618-1665)
Thomas Simon (1618-1665) was the Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint from 1649 to 1660. He was a noted medallist, die and seal engraver and gem engraver.
Early History of London Mints, to 1300 Early History of London Mints to 1300
A short early history of London Mints up to 1300.
William Wyon William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851)
William Wyon was the most famous of the Wyon family of medallists and engraver. Here is a short bio of his life.
Peace Dollar Article Series The Peace Silver Dollar’s Belated Creation
Why was the Peace Dollar released in 1921? The Armistice of November 1918 and the Versailles Treaty in June of 1919 would make a rational person believe that the U.S. Peace silver dollar should have been released years before 1921. Little do people know that there was another pivotal signing that marked the release of these collectible coins.
Silver Dollars The Silver Dollar Since 1840
A short overview of the story of the American Silver Dollar since 1840, from the Liberty Seated Dollar, Trade Dollar, Morgan Dollar, Peace Dollar and the Eisenhower Dollar.
Morgan Dollar Article Series The Morgan Silver Dollar – An American Treasure
The Morgan silver dollar is a unique part of the history of America. Not highly regarded in its day, the coin is now one of the most collected of all United States coins.
Newton and the Counterfeiter Newton and the Counterfeiter Book Review
Book review: Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is one of the best known scientists in the planet, but for the last 30 years of his life he was Master of the Mint. As part of his duties was to deal with counterfeiters, and it is then that he came up against maybe the greatest counterfeiter and con-man of his time, William Chaloner.
Melbourne Mint Establishment of Melbourne Mint 1872
The history and reasons for the establishment of the Melbourne Mint in 1872.
2021 50p Mary Anning Silver Proof 2021 Mary Anning 50 Pence Collection
The Royal Mint Tales of the Earth series continues with the Mary Anning Collection of 50p coins. Three coins are in this collection, which is available in BU, Silver and Gold, and with a colourised option too. The coins depict the Temnodontosaurus, Plesiosaurus and Dimorphodon.
2020 Tower of London The 2020 Tower of London Collection concludes with the release of the fourth coin ‘The Infamous Prison’
The 2020 Tower of London Collection concludes with the release of the fourth and final coin, The Infamous Prison.
2020 Five Pound Remembrance Day Silver Proof Reverse New Five Pound Coin for Remembrance Day 2020
The Royal Mint has released a new £5 coin for Remembrance Day 2020.
Tin farthings Charles II Tin Farthings 1684
Charles II used tin as the metal for Farthings. Why tin? and why did they insert a copper plug?
2020 Fifty Pence Christopher Robin Winnie the Pooh Collection Christopher Robin, the Second Coin in the Winnie the Pooh Collection, has been Released
Christopher Robin, the Second Coin in the Winnie the Pooh Collection has been Released. This is the second coin to be released in the Royal Mint's Winnie the Pooh 9-coin Collection.
New Royal Mint 50p Coin Celebrates British Diversity
A new fifty pence coin minted by the Royal Mint seeks to embrace all elements of diversity in Britain.
The Tower Mint The Tower Mint, London 1279-1812
While the Royal Mint can find its origins dating back to 886AD and King Alfred the Great, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to a the Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London.
Kids Metal Detectors Kids Metal Detectors – Take the Family on a Treasure Hunt
You know the problem when your children want to come with you when you go metal detecting. Here's a solution: buy the kids their own metal detector and let them find some treasures of their own.
James Bond 007 Series The Final Coin of the James Bond 007 Collection Issued by Royal Mint: Shaken Not Stirred
The Royal Mint have concluded their James Bond 007 coins with the release of the third coin, Shaken Not Stirred.
2021 Spink Coin Books available for Pre-Order 2021 Spink Coin Books available for Pre-Order
Two of the most important books on British coins are available for pre-order: Coins of England and the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal and the Coins of England and the United Kingdom Decimal issues. These two form the Standard Catalog of British Coins.
2020 Fifty Pence Winnie the Pooh Collection Winnie the Pooh 50p Coin Series launched by the Royal Mint
A new series of coins released by the Royal Mint will be based around Winnie the Pooh and other characters from the A A Milne books. The coins also feature the original illustrations of E. H. Shepard, some in colour.
Norman Invasion The Norman Invasion and the Regime Change in Anglo-Saxon England
A summary of the actions of William the Conqueror leading up to the Norman Invasion and the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Had his adversary Harold really promised him the throne of England?
2020 Five Pounds Silver Elton John Reverse RM The second coin in the Royal Mint “Music Legends” collection features Sir Elton John
The second coin in the Royal Mint "Music Legends" collection features Sir Elton John.
2003 Two Pounds DNA The 2003 £2 Pound Coin: DNA Double Helix
The 2003 two pounds coin commemorated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Despite it being a modern buzz-word, DNA was actually discovered quite a long time ago.
1797 Cartwheel Penny The 1797 Cartwheel Penny
The 1797 Penny is one of the most remarkable coins in British history. Its size earned the coin its nickname of the 'Cartwheel' penny. It has a diameter of 36mm, it is 3mm thick and weighs 28.35g. Compared to a modern penny it is almost twice the size, twice the thickness and a staggering eight times heavier!
viking danes angl-saxons When England Lived Under Danish Rule
Danes ruled all of England for more than a generation. Between Canute and his sons, the Danes were kings from 1016 through 1042, yet we still think of England as Anglo-Saxon during that era.
Hylaeosaurus The Third 50p coin in the Royal Mint’s Dinosauria Collection is Hylaeosaurus 50p
The third 50p coin in the Royal Mint's Dinosauria Collection is Hylaeosaurus.
shillings Our Shillings Category now has 17 Monarchs
We're building out our Shillings category on Currently we have the shillings of 17 diffferent Monarchs from Edward VI up to Elizabeth II.
century time Centuries Run 1-100. A penny dated 1900 is 19th Century but a penny dated 1901 is 20th Century.
Centuries are years 1-100. A penny dated 1900 is 19th Century but a penny dated 1901 is 20th Century. The 20th Century started on 1 January 1901, not 1900. It ended on 31 December 2000. Similarly, the 21st Century started on 1 January 2001, not 2000. So 1st January 2000 was still in the 20th Century.
Gold Broad The Gold Broad – Cromwell’s 20 Shilling Coin
The Gold Broad was only issued in 1656 and was denominated as 20 shillings, marking it as an ancestor of the guinea and sovereign. In 1656 there was no Monarch; Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector and the parliament was the Second Protectorate. 
2020 James Bond Gold Proof 2oz 2020 James Bond Gold Proof 2oz
The Royal Mint James Bond 007 Series £200 coin is 2 ounces (62.42g) of 24 carat, 0.9999 gold. It is a large, 42mm diameter coin, with proof finish. If you want one then you'll have to go on your own secret mission to find one, as the coin is already sold-out on the Royal Mint website.
2020 Gold Fifty Pence Megalosaurus Gold Proof Megalosaurus 2020 UK 50p coin
The 2020 Dinosaur Megalosaurus Gold Proof Fifty Pence Piece is the first coin to be issued as part of the "Dinosauria" range by the Royal Mint and is the first time a Dinosaur has featured on a UK coin. This proof coin is made of 22 carat gold.
Queen2020 200 Pounds 2oz Gold Proof Queen Packaging 2020 Queen Gold Proof Two Ounce £200 Coin
Following on from the launch of the Royal Mint Music Legends Collection featuring the British Rock bank Queen, an exclusive Gold Proof 2oz coin is also available. The £200 piece is made of 24 carat gold (0.999 fine) and weighs 62.2 grams. Just 53 pieces were minted, the same number of hits Queen had in the UK charts.
Peter Rabbit Peter Rabbit Says Goodbye
The Royal Mint have released the 2020 50 Pence Coin - Peter Rabbit 50p. The Royal Mint states that this is the last time Peter Rabbit will be on a 50p coin. Also, it's the only Beatrix Potter coin that will be seen in 2020 and it won't be in circulation.
Second Coin in the Dinosauria Collection released: Iguanodon 50p
In 1822 Mary Ann Mantell, while out walking with her husband Gideon, noticed a large tooth on the side of the road and couldn't recognise it as any animal she had seen before. It was the first discovery of the Iguanodon. This is the second coin in the Dinosauria Collection.
History of the Indian Head Cent History of the Indian Head Cent
This is the History of the Indian Head Cents, which were issued from 1859-1909. The image is not actually a Native American but Liberty wearing a Native American headdress.
2020 Tower of London The 2020 Tower of London Collection
The 2020 Tower of London Collection adds another four coins to this series.
why does a Sovereign weigh 7.88g Why Does a Gold Sovereign Weigh 7.98805 grams?
Although the Gold Sovereign is one of the World's most renowned coins, it has a strange weight: 7.98805g. That's 0.2354 troy ounce which is just as obscure. So how did we get here? Why Does a Gold Sovereign Weigh 7.98805 grams?
History of the Mercury Dime History of the Mercury Dime
The Mercury Dime was minted from 1916 through 1945.  The coin is actually named a 'Winged Liberty Dime', but as the image of Liberty wearing a cap with wings looked very much like the Roman God Mercury it is better known as a 'Mercury Dime'. 
1718-1762 Quarter Guineas The Quarter-Guinea and Other Problems
The Quarter-Guinea was only issued twice: once in 1718 by George I, and once in 1762 by George III. Both times it was a means to an end, and the end wasn't exactly successful. This is the story of the Quarter Guinea, it's problems and how Sir Isaac Newton moved from a bi-metallic standard towards the Gold standard to prevent a run on silver.
James Bond 007 Series Royal Mint Launch James Bond 007 Series
The Royal Mint have launched their much awaited James Bond 007 coins.  
The Gold Sovereign Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest reigning Monarch ever and as you may expect there has been quite a number of different portraits on coins, not only on the UK but many other associated countries. On British Gold Sovereigns there have been five different portraits plus a special commemorative portrait.
Palladium What is Palladium and Why is it so Expensive?
Although it's been a good year for gold, it's been even better for Palladium. So, what is Palladium and what is causing the high price?
gold Ten Surprising Facts About Gold
Here are ten fun facts about gold
Barber Dime History of the Barber Dime
Barber Dimes, designed by the eponymous Charles E Barber,  were produced from 1892 through 1916. Here is the history, collectors notes, key dates, and also the story of the 1894-S which easily commands $1.5 million.
2020 Queen Coins Royal Mint Music Legends Collection Starts with Queen
The Royal Mint have started a new collection of coins called "Music Legends" and the first artists to be honoured in this way is the British rock band Queen. The 2020 Queen coins include £5 in BU, £2 silver and £100 gold.
Standing Liberty Quarter History of the Standing Liberty Quarter
The first Standing Liberty Quarter coins came off the Philadelphia presses on December 16, 1916 and the series continued through 1930.
1937 Gold Sovereign Reverse RM 1937 Edward VIII Gold Sovereign Sells for £1 million – and here’s Why
Edward VIII became King on 20 January 1936 and abdicated in December 1936. The public never got to hold any coins with the portrait of the new King - but some coins did exist. This is the story of one of them.
New Coin Articles New Coin Articles and Events 16-Jan-2020
New Coin Articles and Upcoming Events, Weekly Update.
Slabbed PCGS MS62 Is it Worth Resubmitting a MS 69 Coin to Get a Higher Grade?
Have you noticed how much more money modern MS 70 graded coins bring than their MS 69 counterparts? Have you ever tried to see the difference between a 69 and 70? Should you resubmit a MS 69?
The Coins of Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate is best known today for being the official who presided over the trial of Jesus and (maybe reluctantly) ordered his crucifixion. The Coins of Pontius Pilate were issued when he was governor of the Roman province of Judea under Emperor Tiberius from 26/27 to 36/37 CE.
Latin Inscriptions Basic Coin Collecting Anatomy and Terms
If you are new to coin collecting then it is time to learn the proper terms when describing your coins. This is the special language of a numismatist (who is someone who studies and collects coins).
America the Beautiful quarters 2020/21 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
The 2020-21 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and the 11th and final set to be released. This is a six coin release, five in 2020 and one in 2021.
2019 Maundy Set The 2019 Maundy Money Set
The 2019 Maundy Money Ceremony was held on 18th April 2019. Her Majesty The Queen attended the Royal Maundy Service in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and was accompanied by Princess Eugenie.
2019 Sherlock Holmes Fifty pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes Gold Proof Fifty Pence Piece 50p
In 2019 the Royal Mint decided to commemorate Sherlock Holmes with a Gold 50p piece. Sherlock Holmes is probably the most famous fictional detective of all time and was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here's the story.
1900 Lafayette Dollar 1900 Lafayette, America’s First Commemorative Silver Dollar
The Lafayette commemorative silver dollar was America's first commemorative silver dollar and the first coin to have a portrait of the first president on it. It was the only silver dollar commemorative coin minted until 1983.
Coin Fair South Coast Coin Fair 2019
Worthing & District Numismatic Society are once again holding the South Coast Coin Fair on Sunday 19th May 2019.
2005 Gunpowder Plot 2 Pounds 2005 2 Pound Coin: Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.
In 2005 it was the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot and the Royal Mint commemorated the event with a two pound coin.
Morgan Dollar 1889 Morgan Silver Dollar
Although all of the Morgan Dollars have more value than their face value, the 1889 Morgan Silver Dollar has the most value and is the most sought after coin in the entire Morgan Dollar series.
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
2019 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and was the 10th set to be released. Features Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts; American Memorial Park, Northern Mariana Islands; War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam; San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas; and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho.
The Farthing The Farthing
The Farthing was a small British coin that was worth one-quarter of an old penny - 1/960th of a Pound. It's name derives from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing or fourthling, meaning fourth part. It was last minted in 1956.
2017 Five Pounds King Canute 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 Obverse 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.
gold nugget Treasure Hunting – Playing Hide & Seek With Gold – Part 2
Here are a few other tidbits of gold lore. Once again, I'm going to concentrate on gold that is in waterways and river beds.
2008 Platinum Britannia Set 10 Interesting Facts About Platinum
Platinum is a dense, stable and rare metal that is more than ten times rarer than gold. There are a number of coins that contain platinum and it is often used in jewellery. Here are some interesting facts about this rare metal.
gold nugget Treasure Hunting – Playing Hide & Seek With Gold Part 1
Finding gold is not a matter of chance. Finding gold is a matter of understanding some physical properties of gold and how it interacts with its environment. In essence, it's playing Hide & Seek... with gold.
1794 Flowing Hair Dollar The Flowing Hair Silver Dollar – An American Beauty
One of many more fascinating aspects of America's early days regards the origin of the early United States silver dollar coin, specifically The Flowing Hair Silver Dollar.
1879 Morgan Dollar The 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar and the ‘Schoolgirl’ Pattern Dollar
1879 was a notable year for the Morgan Silver Dollar. The Morgan design was first released in 1878 and production was increased by using four mints in 1879. There were a number of varieties and a very special 'Schoolgirl' pattern dollar.
Benedetto Pistrucci Who was Benedetto Pistrucci?
Benedetto Pistrucci (1783-1855) was an Italian engraver and medallist who is probably most widely known amongst numismatists as the designer of the famous George and the Dragon image shown on the gold sovereign reverse.
Indian Head Cents Historical Importance of the Indian Head Cents
The Indian Head Cents, as coins, were considered as being one of the most popular 19th-century American series amongst collectors. Commonly referred to as the Indian Penny, the Indian Head Cents were officially introduced on the 1st of January, 1859.
The Sixpence The Sixpence
The Sixpence (half a shilling) was a British silver coin that was first minted 1551 and virtually continuously until decimalisation in 1971.
beach metal detecting Beach Metal Detecting – Some Tips to Help You Find Gold
Metal Detecting at the beach is a growing hobby around the world. Many people are purchasing metal detectors and "prospecting" local beaches, swimming areas and waterways. Here are some basic guidelines.
worn coin silver coin grading A Basic Introduction to Coin Grading
Coin Grading is determining the condition of a coin. Condition is everything when two like coins compete for best price. Would you buy the MS 63 Penny or the VF Penny?
Morgan Dollar Article Series The Morgan Dollar – 1878 to 1921
The Morgan Dollar is a United States Silver Dollar named after its designer, George T. Morgan. These were made from 1878 to 1904, and then again, in 1921, just for that year.
1907 Indian Head Eagle Gold 10 Dollar $10 Indian Head Eagle Gold Coins – 1907 to 1933
The $10 Indian Head Eagle gold coin, also know as the $10 Eagle, minted from 1907 to 1933, is considered to be one of the most beautiful American gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint.
Type II Buffalo Nickel 1913 Buffalo Head Nickel – The First Year For Buffalo Head Nickels
The first year the Buffalo Head Nickel (also known as the Indian Head Nickel) was minted was 1913. The coin was struck at each of the 3 Mints, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.
1793 Flowing Hair Wreath Cent - National Museum of American History The United States Coinage Act of 1792
The United States Coinage Act of 1792 (or Mint Act) was "An Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States". It created the United States Silver Dollar as the standard money and lawful tender of the United States, together with a decimal system for US currency.
one pound edge inscription Edge Inscriptions on the Round One Pound Coin
One of the interesting features of the round pound was the edge inscription. Although it is not uncommon to have edge inscriptions they do not appear on all coins as plain or milled edges are often used.
Trial of the Pyx What is the Trial of the Pyx?
The Trial of the Pyx is an annual ceremony conducted since the 12th century in which the coins of the UK (minted by the Royal Mint) are tested to check if the coins have the correct metallic content, weight and size.
One Hundred Pound Coin The Great One Hundred Pound Coin Controversy
How much would you pay for a (Legal Tender) Silver One Hundred Pound Coin? If you think £100 or more then there's probably lots of sellers who would like to meet you. The reason why may well shock you.
History of the One-Pound Coin
The Pound is the main currency of the UK and the one pound (GBP £1 sterling) coin is in everyday circulation. The one pound coin replaced the previous one pound banknote in April 1983 and the round one pound coin itself was replaced with a 12-sided, bi-metallic coin in 2017.
Silver Dollar The Early Development of US Silver Dollars
The American colonies started out with none of their own coinage, so they used foreign coins. At the time of the revolution, all coins in America were rare. Britain simply didn't supply the colonies with money. So in the Articles of Confederation of 1781, individual states were allowed to coin money.
Silver Eagle Liberty $1 Reverse American Silver Eagle Coins – How They Are Made
The finished American Silver Eagle coin is a masterpiece of art and science - the product of a fascinating series of human and modern technological processes. Here is the story in brief.
What is Milled Coinage?
Milled Coinage are Coins that are produced by machine rather than by physically hammering them. All modern coins are milled.
Metal Detector Let’s Talk Metal Detector Accessories
Metal detecting can be one of the most enjoyable activities in which you can participate. The anticipation of knowing that the next "beep" could be a significant and valuable object, such as a gold ring, a silver coin, or an artifact of some long-ago event is the energy elixir that keeps the Metal Detectorist going.
Minimum Weight for Gold Sovereigns 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?
The 1999 Two-Pound Coin and the Rugby World Cup The 1999 Two-Pound Coin and the Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup is held every four year and in 1999 it was the turn for Wales to be the hosts. A major event of this magnitude didn't go unnoticed by the Royal Mint - especially as they are just a few miles away. They decided on a variation of the bi-metallic £2 coin which had been recently introduced into circulation.
Shield Nickel What is a Shield Nickel?
A Shield Nickel is an American five cent coin minted between 1866 and 1883. The Shield Nickel is made from 75% copper and 25% nickel so this was the first 5-cent coin to be called a nickel. The coin takes it's name from the shield design (representing the United States) that appears on the obverse of the coin.
Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson and the 2005 50p Coin – Johnson’s Dictionary
In 2005 the Royal Mint issued a 50 pence coin into general circulation in the UK to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language. So who was Samuel Johnson and why was his dictionary special?
Morgan Dollar Obverse Morgan Dollar Branch Mint Proofs
There is a widespread belief that Philadelphia is the only US mint to produce proof Morgan silver dollars. This is generally true, but the other 3 mints occasionally struck proofs as well.
Winged Liberty Dime - Mercury Dime What is a Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Dime?
The Mercury Dime or Winged Liberty Dime is an American 10 cent coin minted by the US Mint between 1916 and 1945. The head is that of Liberty, wearing a cap with wings on it, but as it looks like Mercury, the Roman messenger of the Gods, it is better known as a Mercury Dime.
2008 Platinum Britannia Set Box 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.
1904 Gold Sovereign Melbourne Reverse 640x320 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.
Buffalo Nickel 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.
Metal Detector 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 Box 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 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.
Coin Fair South Coast Coin Fair – Sunday 20th May 2018
Worthing & District Numismatic Society are once again holding a coin fair on Sunday 20th May 2018
American Coins 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.
British coins 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.
Hobo Nickel 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.
1967 Krugerrand Reverse 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.
Peace Dollar The Creation of the Peace Silver Dollar
Farran Zerbe was the coin collector who founded the Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum in New York City with his own superb coin collection. He campaigned for a new silver dollar coin intended for circulation. Finally, on May 9th, 1921 a joint resolution by the House and Senate brought the Peace Dollar into existence.
gold coins The Sheldon Rarity Scale and other ways to define rarity in coins
I've counted 13 scales proposed for defining rarity in coins. Only a few are well accepted and none are as universally accepted as the Sheldon scale for grading coins. Perhaps the most common rarity scale is also an adaptation of Sheldon's scale.
Indian Rupee A Brief Introduction On The Coins Of Republic Of India
India won its independence from the British rule on 15th August 1947. The coins that were issued after independence are known as Republic India Coins. However, until the year 1950 India retained the monetary system of using British coins. India issued its first minted coin on August 15, 1950
Australian coins A Short History of Australian Coinage
Australian coins are very rich in history and diversity. Though Australia has only been a formal nation for slightly over a hundred years, its coinage makes up for this. The Royal Australian Mint has produced some of the most beautiful designs with rarities that surpass many others the world over.
2018 quarters 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and was the 9th set to be released. The US Mint launched the series in 2010 to commemorate the most cherished National Parks and other National sites.
Brasher Doubloon 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.
USA Presidents Who are the Presidents on the most popular USA Coins?
Who are the Presidents on the most popular USA Coins?
The Early History of Stamps
Before the stamp was invented the receiver of a letter paid the postage instead of the sender, which the receiver sometimes refused to pay or accept the letter. However, sometimes the sender would just place a secret message on the letter and when ever the receiver viewed the message he did not need pay for the letter.
2017 Peter Rabbit Gold 50p 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.
Gold Unicorn 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.
1873 Danish 20 Kroner (image: M J Hughes Coins) Christian IX Danish Gold 20 Kroner
The Christian IX Gold 20 Kroner was minted between 1873 and 1900.  Christian IX was the King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906 and was given the nickname of The Father-in-Law of Europe.
The Chinese Gold Panda
The Chinese Gold Panda is a series of 24 carat gold bullion coins that have been minted since 1982 by the People's Republic of China. Each year depicts a (usually different) image of a Panda.
MJH Guide to Gold Sovereigns M J Hughes Coins Launches iPhone App For Gold Sovereigns
A new free App for the iPhone, MJH Guide To Gold Sovereigns, has been launched by M J Hughes Coins. The iPhone App is a listing of Gold Sovereign coins with history, mintage information and other associated facts and data. Many with images of obverse/reverse.
1937 Sovereign Proof Obverse 1937 was Not the Only Gold Sovereign Minted in George VI’s Reign
The 1937 Gold Sovereign is much sought after as it is the only gold sovereign that bears the head of King George VI. But it was not the only year that sovereigns were made at the London Mint during the George's reign (1936-1952).
stock market crash 1929 Stock Market Crash – Why Did it Happen
The 1920s were were called the booming 20s as finance and property was just going up and up. So why did it suddenly crash so heavily in 1929?
Maria Theresa Thaler The Maria Theresa Thaler
The Maria Theresa thaler is a silver bullion coin that has been minted continuously since 1741. Note that all Maria Theresa thalers minted after 1780 bear the date '1780'.
George Washington Quarter - 2012 America The Beautiful Quarter George Washington
George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States and is a well known face on American coins. Washington has been on the Quarter (designed by John Flanagan) since 1932. All Americans know his history well, so here is a short bio of this remarkable man for the rest of us.
2015 Silver Two Pound Proof The Royal Navy Box 2015 Silver Two Pound Proof The Royal Navy: Yet Another Product Variant
The 2015 Silver Two Pound Proof The Royal Navy is a silver proof version of the 2015 £2 currently in circulation, and I want to use this to illustrate how the Royal Mint is augmenting its coins by issuing product variants to reach as large as possible coin collector base. 
BitCoin, crypocurrency Bitcoin and Alternative Cryptocurrencies
This year the value of Bitcoin has soared, even past one gold-ounce. There are alternative cryptocurrencies on the market, here's a quick overview.
2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz Case 2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz Coin
The 2012 Gold Ten Pounds Diamond Jubilee 5oz coin was issued to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of reign. This is an incredible coin, with a diameter of 65 mm and 156g of .9999 gold.
1966 Rhodesia Gold Set 1966 Rhodesia Gold Set
The 1966 Rhodesia Gold Set has a interesting history to it. Originally, this country located in Southern Africa, was know as Southern Rhodesia. Today it is know as Zimbabwe.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and was the 1st set to be released. Covers Hot Springs National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Mount Hood National Forest.
USA Quarters MIntMarks America the Beautiful Quarters Overview
America the Beautiful Quarters program series and was launched by the US Mint in 2010 to commemorate the most cherished National Parks and other National sites. Each year 5 quarters of different designs are minted and released as both Proof and Uncirculated. The series consists of 56 coins and runs from 2010 until 2021 inclusive.
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
2012 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and was the 3rd set to be released. Covers El Yunque, Puerto Rico; Chaco Culture, New Mexico; Acadia National Park, Maine; Hawai’i Volcanoes, Hawaii and Denali, Alaska
Queen Victoria Heads Queen Victoria Gold Sovereigns Portraits (Heads)
Victoria ruled for 64 years, a record only recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II. Over her long reign she posed for many portraits for coins but on the gold sovereign there are three major variations: Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head.
1904 Maundy Set What is Maundy Money?
Maundy Money are coins traditionally given out by the Monarch as a gift to the poor at Royal Maundy. The ceremony, which is associated with Christianity, is held on Maundy Thursday which is the day before Good Friday. The Maundy set consists of four coins , denominated one-, two-, three- and four-pence.
German Gold 20 Mark Wilhelm II Wilhelm II Gold 20 Marks Germany
Wilhelm II of Germany (1859-1941) was the last Emperor of Germany and was King of Prussia. Wilhelm II Gold coins were the last gold coins issued by Germany.
Colloquial Names of British Coins and their Origins Colloquial Names of British Coins and their Origins
Over the years most British coins have picked up colloquial names, nicknames such as quids, bobs and tanners. Some of these terms are so old that their etymology is no longer clear, but here are a few of the more famous names.
Flying Eagle Cents Flying Eagle Cents – History
In 1856 the US Mint began producing a smaller, lighter one cent coin. The Flying Eagle Cent was the first of what collectors now refer to as "Small Cents" but it was not popular.
2011 Quarter Gettysburg Pennsylvania Reverse The Gettysburg National Park Quarter
The sixth coin in the United States Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters series celebrates the United States Military Park at Gettysburg.
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program features Gettysburg National Military Park, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park, Vicksburg National Military Park and Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
History of the Gold Double Eagle Coin
This article covers the history of the Gold Double Eagle, which is an American Gold coin that was minted between 1849 and 1933. The article covers how the coin got its name and a description of the major and minor variations.
Investment Different Ways Of Investing
There are a wide range of ways you can approach Investing, including placing cash into stocks, securities, shared assets, ETFs, land (and other option venture vehicles), or notwithstanding beginning your own business.
investment; mutual funds 6 Tips on How to Choose Mutual Funds
Many of us face difficulty in choosing the right Mutual Funds and thus end up taking a wrong or inadequate decision. Therefore, it is quite essential to do in-depth market research and analyse various parameters prior to investing. But before we go for research, we must know about the different factors which we need to study and analyse.
Silver Britannia What is a Silver Britannia?
Britannia’s are bullion coins minted in Britain. This article covers silver Britannia’s, but the coin is also minted in gold. This is the British silver bullion equivalent to the American Silver Eagle dollar or the Canadian Maple Leaf dollar.
penny uncirculated Grading Uncirculated Coins
Just because a coin is uncirculated doesn't mean that the coin is perfect. Uncirculated coins can have a number of blemishes, scratches, dents and even flaws. Grading Uncirculated coins properly will enhance the value of the collection.
Penny Black Penny Black: the World’s First Postage Stamp
In 1837 a schoolteacher named Rowland Hill proposed a prepayment system utilizing one cent stamps on postage. The Penny Black was this first, adhesive, postage stamp.
Carson City Mint History of the Carson City Mint USA
History of the Carson City Mint, USA. The mint ran from 1870-1885 and 1889-1893, and being the shortest lived mint, produced very few coins and many rarities with the mint mark CC.
Stock Trading Trading: 3 Simple Steps to Make the Most Out of Stochastic Oscillators
A stochastic oscillator is a momentum indicator comparing the closing price of a security to its price range over a specific period of time. It is one of the earliest technical oscillators in securities trading used to predict future market direction.
Discovering Silver Dollar Mint Error Coins
Discovering mint errors can be a rewarding endeavour. Mint errors add to the rarity of a silver dollar coin and help your understanding of the minting process in general.
Gold Investment 11 Strategic Investment Reasons to Buy Gold Bullion
Obviously, you may be asking why is gold so important or precious and what is all these noises really about? Well, the brain behind my write-up is that l doesn't want you to be ignorant of your financial/investment/retirement future and planning. You must not continue to leave in the dark-age in matters concerning gold and precious metals, thus I present before you infallible reasons why gold must be part of your investment combo.
2017 Platinum One Pound Nations Reverse 640x360 New One-Pound Coin Production Hits One Billion: It’s time to get rid of the old pound coins.
The new bi-metallic, 12-sided One-Pound (£1) coin which was launched on 28 March 2017 has now reached a production of one billion. It's time to get rid of the old pound coins.
1889 Crown Reverse The Crown: A Short History of the Famous British coin
The Crown is a very old coin, with origins dating back to Henry VIII. The English Crown first appeared in 1526. It had a value of five shillings (a quarter of a pound) but in 1990 was redenominated to £5. Although still legal tender these days it is effectively a commemorative coin minted in Cupronickel but Silver and Gold are also used.
Silver Krugerrand (plus Gold and Platinum) for 50 Year Anniversary
It's not a spelling mistake - we have a SILVER Krugerrand! Whatsmore, we have a PLATINUM Krugerrand plus EIGHT different weights of gold coin, including an unbelievable 50 ounce gold coin.
BitCoin, crypocurrency Bitcoin: A Brief Introduction To Blockchain
You may know about Bitcoin. What you may not know is how the technology underpinning this fashionable cryptocurrency is poised to change the world. It is called blockchain and it is one of the biggest potential game changers since the invention of the printing press.
1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar (Bowed Liberty Dollar)
With only 15 specimens known, the 1804 Draped Bust dollar is the most interesting and desirable of all U.S. coins, with many mysteries and underworld type stories surrounding it. Known as the "King of coins", it is one of the most famous and valuable coins in the world. One sold in 2013 for $3,877,500. Beware of copies!
$5 Indian Head Half Eagle Gold Coins – 1908 to 1929
The $5 Indian Head Half Eagle gold coin is one of the most popular of all American gold coins. Designed by sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt its controversial incuse design sparked debate and disagreement when first released. Driven partly by its gold content and even more by its numismatic value the $5 Indian Head Half Eagle gold coin is a great addition to any coin collection.
Morgan Dollar Obverse What is a Morgan Dollar?
The Morgan Dollar was a USA silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. It had a currency value of one US dollar. The name Morgan derives from the designer George T. Morgan (1845-1925) who was originally from Birmingham, England
The Vreneli 20 Swiss Francs Gold Coin (Helvetia Head)
The Vreneli is the informal name of a series of gold bullion coins made in Switzerland. The coin is known by a variety of names, formally as Helvetia Head (English) Tête d'Helvetia (French) or Helvetiakopf (German). Informally it is also known as Vreneli, Helvetia, Swiss Miss or just as a Gold 20 Swiss Francs.
What is a Wheat Penny? (USA Cent)
Mostly referred to as a Wheat Penny, the Lincoln one cent is known also by other names such as straw penny, wheat head, wheatie or wheat back. These pennies were produced in the United Stated during the years of 1909-1958. Their value was one cent -- at the time. If you find one of these pennies, it could be valuable!
The 1909 “VDB” Cent Controversy
This article describes the trials and tribulations the 1909 VDB cent went through after it was placed into circulation in August 1909. It highlights the artist's problematic relationship with the Mint's Cheif Engraver, Charles Barber, and discusses how and why Victor David Brenner was chosen to redesign the US cent coin.
Gold Double Eagle Reverse What Made the Gold Double Eagle Coins Controversial?
Not a lot of people are actually aware of what the Double Eagle gold coin is. It is a US denomination that corresponds to the present twenty dollars. What make this coin valuable is its gold content; ninety percent gold and ten percent alloy.
Eisenhower Silver Dollars
A short overview of the Eisenhower Silver Dollars, which were minted 1971-1978. They were the first circulating dollar coin to contain no silver content, although there are collectors versions that do contain 40% silver.
Coins of the Gupta Empire
The splendid gold coinage of Guptas, with its many types and infinite varieties and its inscriptions in Sanskrit, are the finest examples of the purely Indian art that we possess. Their era starts from around 320 with Chandragupta I's accession of the throne. Son of Chandragupta I-Samudragupta, the real founder of the Gupta Empire had coinage made of gold only.
The Draped Bust Silver Dollar Series
The new Draped Bust design silver dollar was introduced in October of 1795 and 42,738 examples were struck before the end of the year. These coins are proportionately less rare than the earlier flowing hair design, but there are 30 or so, MS-64 or MS-65 examples.
How to Spot a Fake 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar
1893-S Morgan silver dollars are so renowned, that more exist today than were originally minted. Most Counterfeit 1893-S Morgans consist of altered versions of existing genuine Morgan dollars.
Peace Silver Dollars
The story of the Peace Silver dollars. The most important concept behind the making of the Peace Silver Dollars was to produce a symbol of peacefulness and a reminder that the World War ended.
Buffalo Gold Coins – Some facts you may not know
If you're a coin collector, then have you considered Buffalo Gold Coins? They're one of the newest types of gold coins of the United States. Here are some facts about the coin.
gold Gold Bullion Price:10 Cogent Issues
Universally, gold is used as standard of value for currencies; in like manner the price of gold is usually expressed in US dollars. There may be slight fluctuation in the price of gold premised upon the market conditions and the highlighted cogent issues/determinants.
How to Spot an Altered Morgan Silver Dollar
The vast majority of Morgan dollar counterfeits are altered specimens of less expensive issues to mimic the low supply, high demand counterparts. Determining whether the coin you're looking at is real or phony, is fairly easy when you know what to look for.
What are Piedfort coins?
Piedfort coins are struck with the same die so they look like normal coins with the same diameter but are TWICE as thick – and therefore twice the weight. Here's how the practice started.
How to Make Hammered Coins
Old hammered coins were made in the first millennium BC using the hammered production method. As well as using the hammered method, many earlier coins were also made using a mould, where one mould was able to produce up to as many as 30 coins at one time.
Gold Investment Where’s Your Gold?
I'm not the only one who believes it's time to get a little more physical with our wealth. Many investors are adding physical gold to their assets.
What Is The Difference: Investing VS Trading
This is a simple explanation of investing and trading. The thing to learn think about is what type of personality do you have. These are two different strategies but booth styles can be profitable.
gold Strategies To Confirm The Authenticity Of Gold Bars
In fact, it is an old, old story that there is counterfeit of almost everything under the globe, gold, ingots, coins, bars and precious metals generally are not exempted. It is an open secret of fake coins emanating from Asia and gold bar drilled and filled with Tungsten.
gold coins The Saddle Ridge Hoard and the California Gold Rush
In 2013, a couple who lived in California was walking their dog on a trail within their property limits until the husband spotted a rusted metal can sticking out of the ground. He dug the can out of the ground. When he lifted it, he found out it was extremely heavy.
How to Collect and Invest In One Dollar Bills Using Serial Numbers
A one dollar bill may not seem like a lot of money, but some are rare and can become part of an investment. The key to knowing if a dollar bill is worth more than face value is to examine the serial number.
Metal Detector 5 Unusual Places to Metal Detect
Metal detecting is a hobby for enthusiasts to hunt for treasure. This article is about five locations that a hunter would normally not search.
9 Key Reasons to Buy “Slabbed” Coins
Coins can be good investments, especially if you purchase "slabbed coins." "Slabs" give you peace of mind that their condition is graded and they are not counterfeited coins. Plus, owning "slabs" leads to less hassle and more money if you are selling your collection.
8 Interesting Facts About U.S. Currency
You might find this list of facts about U.S. currency interesting and surprising. Currency is also known as "paper money" and "banknotes."
Gold £5, Gold 5 pounds Gold £5 Coin or Gold Crown?
There are two basic types of Gold Five Pound (£5) Coins - the Gold £5 (Quintuple Sovereign) and the Gold Crown. Here is the difference, how they came about and how to tell them apart.
Precious Metals Investing 2017: Keep an Eye on Silver
When it comes to investing in precious metals, gold usually gets most of the attention. But silver -- and silver mining -- may now be the better bet.
Questions First Time Investors Should Ask Before Investing
The most common problem that new investors do have is how to determine good investments from the bad ones, what to invest on, what time to invest among others.
General Coin Fair South Coast Coin Fair – Sunday 21st May 2017
Worthing & District Numismatic Society are once again holding a coin fair on Sunday 21st May 2017.
A List of Kings and Queens of Great Britain
The Kingdom of Great Britain was formed on 1 May 1707. There has been 12 Monarchs.
Paper £5 notes withdraw from circulation on 5 May 2017
The UK Paper £5, featuring the image of Elizabeth Fry on the reverse, is to be withdrawn from circulation on 5 May 2017.
Presidents of the United States of America
A list of Presidents of the USA.
50 Pence Coin (UK 50p)
You can find more details in our main article for 50p Coins. The British Fifty Pence (50p) coin was introduced in October 1969 as part of [...]
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
The 2017 release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Set is the 8th in the series. Shows Effigy Mounds, Frederick Douglass, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Ellis Island and George Rogers Clark National Historical Parks.
What is an American Gold Buffalo?
The American Buffalo, or simply Gold Buffalo, is a 24 carat ('karat') one-ounce gold coin struck by the United States Mint. It's design is based on the Indian Head Nickel.
1902 King Edward VII Gold Matt Proof Five Pound Coin
The 1902 King Edward VII Gold Proof Five Pound Coin has quite a rare finish - it's a matt proof.
New Polymer Fiver Launched 13th September 2016
The new UK Polymer Five Pound note was released on 13th September 2016 by the Bank of England, heralding a new era of plastic materials [...]
2015 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Gold Proof Fifty Pence Piece 50p
1940 was a critical year for Britain in the Second World War. The Battle of Britain between the RAF and the Luftwaffe was effectively the first all-air battle of modern warfare. It's what Churchill said as 'This was their finest hour'.
1840-1873 Liberty Seated Silver Dollars
The Liberty Seated series silver dollar is impossible to complete in MS condition because of very small mintages and low survival rates. The series started as a slight variation of Christian Gobrecht's original obverse design
2010 Gold Proof Restoration of Monarchy Crown Reverse 2010 Gold Proof ‘Restoration of Monarchy’ Crown (£5)
The 2010 Gold proof Crown (five pounds) was issued to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Restoration of the Monarchy.
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Program 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
The 2013 release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set is the 4th in the series. Shows the White Mountain, Perry's Victory, Great Basin, Fort McHenry and Mount Rushmore sites.
2005 Perth Prospector Collection: An unusual gold set.
The 2005 Perth Prospector Collection consists of a Gold 1oz Prospector Nugget Coin, a 1905 Perth Mint Sovereign and 1/4oz natural gold nuggets, beautifully packaged in a wooden box.
2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Program 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
The 2014 release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set is the 5th in the series. Shows the Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, Arches, Great Sand Dunes and Everglades National Parks.
1999 Perth Mint Centenary Gold Proof Bi-metallic Sovereign (Reverse) 1999 Perth Mint Centenary Gold Proof Bi-metallic Sovereign
The 1999 Perth Mint Centenary Gold Proof Bi-metallic Sovereign was issued by the Perth Mint to commemorate its 100th anniversary of opening, 1899 - 1999. It has a face value of $100 Australian Dollars.
The Lincoln Cent: Enduring Over 100 Years
The Lincoln Cent, aka Wheat Penny, began mintage over 100 years ago in 1909 to honor the 100th birthday of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Program 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
The 2015 release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set is the 6th in the series.
1937 King George VI 4 Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set
The only year Gold coins were released during the reign of King George VI was in 1937, making these coins - especially the sovereign - rare and much sought after by collectors.
A List of Pre-Euro Currencies
The euro is the sole currency of 19 EU member states. Here is a list of the previous currency used and the exchanged rate as fixed.
2016 America the Beautiful Quarters 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Program
The 2016 release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set is the 7th in the series. The US Mint launched the series in 2010 to commemorate the most cherished National Parks and other National sites.
The Guinea
Made by machine using gold from the Guinea Coast of West Africa the coin probably became the most important coin of the realm.
Coin Care
If your coins are a few years (or hundreds of years) old, then there is a good chance that they may look a little dull, maybe discoloured, dirty, moldy, show fingerprints and all sorts of thing that you may think spoil it from its former mint-state glory. So here's what to do...
2001 Four Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set (Marconi)
On 12 December 1901 the Italian Physicist Guglielmo Marconi became the first person to send a radio transmission across the Atlantic.
2015 Kennedy half dollar Obverse large Kennedy Half Dollar Coin USA
Soon after John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the US Mint decided to commemorate the late President with a coin. The Kennedy Half Dollar was first minted in 1964 as a 90% silver coin, and has been minted ever since (although today it is a copper-nickel alloy).
2016 American Gold Eagle
The American Gold Eagle Coin was introduced in 1986 as an official gold bullion coin so the USA could compete with other Country’s offerings. It [...]
1993 Gold Proof ‘Coronation’ Crown (Five Pounds)
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1993, the Royal mint issued a number of coins including a [...]
Mark Twain 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coins USA
In 2016, the United States Mint honoured one of America's greatest writers, Mark Twain, with the release of both a gold and a silver commemorative coin.
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.
List of Roman Emperors List of Roman Emperors
This is a list of the Emperors of the Roman Empire 27BC (Augustus) until 476AD (Romulus Augustus).
The Forgotten USA Two-Dollar Bill ($2 bill)
When you look inside your wallet you might find a $1, $5, $10, $20, even a $50 or a $100 bill, but you almost never see a $2 bill with a picture of Thomas Jefferson on the front. The $2 bill has had an unfortunate history in the U.S. economy, but it is perfectly legal tender.
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.
roman coins silver Why Roman Coins Are NOT Expensive
When I show friends my coin collection, the coins that really give a ‘Wow’ reaction are the Roman coins. My friends must dream of the coin in the purse of some Roman Centurion around the time of Jesus, and it must be worth a fortune. They are soon shocked, and somewhat disappointed, to find that most Roman coins have a value of no more than a few pounds or dollars. How can this be?
Latin Inscriptions 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.
Canadian Silver Maples – 1oz Silver Coins – 99.99% Pure Silver
Due to it’s 99.99% purity, the Canadian Silver Maple is one of the most sought after ‘bullion’ coins, meaning that it is often bought for [...]
roman coins silver The Ancient Roman Coin System
Some of the most common ancient Roman coins include the aureus (gold), denarius (silver), and the sestertius (bronze). These coins were minted from half way through the third century BC till half way through the third century AD
1877 Indian Head Cent – A Rare Coin for the Appreciation of Coin Collectors
Some of the coins that have generally gained a lot of interest are the exceptionally beautiful coins like the 1877 Indian Head Cent
Liberty Seated Dollar: A Rare Collection
For a coin collector, the rare series of Liberty seated dollar coins is the most special he could find. The coins date back as far as 1850 on which the Lady Liberty is seen seated on a rock as opposed to how she is seen today, in a standing position.
Lincoln Cents – World’s Most Popular Coin for Numismatists
By Pia Cartel Coin collecting can be a profitable investment however, it depends upon the kind of coins being collected and not on the amount [...]