English Coins

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins Unveiled

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins Unveiled

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins following the successful launch of the Brilliant Uncirculated coin set earlier this year. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will see thousands of athletes competing in 17 sports from hockey to lawn bowls across 11 days in the city of […]

A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

A Pair of Royal Mint Mules Spurs Speculation

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……….   The Royal Mint in Wales has confirmed the existence of a pair of £2, .999 fine silver mules, which the Mint says were mistakenly produced and sold in December 2013. In Numismatics, the term “mule” describes a coin that’s struck using two dies not designed to be paired […]

Kew Gardens 50p, the UK’s Rarest Circulating Commemorative Coin

Kew Gardens 50p, the UK’s Rarest Circulating Commemorative Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed last week that the Kew Gardens 50p coin is the rarest commemorative UK coin design released into circulation– with just over 1 in every 300 people in the UK, or 0.32% of the population, likely to find it in their change.* Only 210,000 of the coins were ever released into […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

UK Coin Auctioneer Baldwin’s to Offer Impressive “Hemisphere Coin Collection”

A collection of Gold Sovereigns that spans 525 years, 15 Monarchs and seven mints, will be offered for sale by London based auctioneers, A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, on Thursday 8th May 2014. The comprehensive date collection of 394 Sovereigns from the earliest hammered examples to modern milled is entitled The Hemisphere Collection and […]

By February 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

British Gold Patterns star in World Coin Auction

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #203 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds On Jan. 10th and 11th, Stack’s-Bowers-Ponterio conducted one of the official auctions of a coin convention that is held every January in Manhattan. More than two thousand coins and medals from around the world […]

By January 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

500th Anniversary of The Earliest Dated English Coin: the 1513 Tournai Groat

Henry 8th 500th anniversary of England’s capture Tournai in France 1513   500th Anniversary  of The Earliest Dated English Coin was the 1513 Tournai Groat The earliest Exceptionally Rare coin dated 1513. Struck in the name of an English monarch Henry 8. The Tournai Groat (gros or 4d) struck subsequent to the capture of the town […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Collection of English Crowns Highlights The Next Morton & Eden World Coin Auction

Collection of English Crowns Highlights The Next Morton & Eden World Coin Auction

Sale of Coins, Medals and Banknotes, November 7 2013 A collection of English crowns dating from the first issues of Edward VI in 1551 features in a sale by London specialist coin and medal auctioneers Morton & Eden on Thursday 7 November, to be held at Sotheby’s galleries in London. The collection, formed many years […]

British Coins 2014-15 an Overall View of Now and into The Future

British Coins 2014-15 an Overall View of Now and into The Future

By Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……… What is creating the interest in the British Coin market? Not just the upward trend of prices but the increasing number of collectors. What has really happened over the last decade leading to 2014/15? We need to understand a few facts and then mix all the facts up to […]

By October 20, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
The Arielle Collection Part One Colonial British Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction

The Arielle Collection Part One Colonial British Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction

September 26th 2013 saw the final Official Coinex Auction, and the start of a new adventure, with the first part of The Arielle Collection of British Colonial Coins going under the hammer. This first sale featured the most comprehensive collection of coins of British Africa to have been offered for many years.  In Randy Weir’s […]

By October 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

English Gold Coins: Rise of the Gold Standard in 14th-century England

By Bruce Lorich with Permission…………. Coins of the first three Edwards & Richard II Hammered English  gold coins are so captivating in their designs, which invariably include intricate symbolism and Latin abbreviations of Biblical quotations favored by the respective monarchs, that many collectors focus too much on the coin designs, without understanding the historical motivations […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin;s Presents Part Three of The Davis Fore Collection of Coins of British India

Baldwin;s Presents Part Three of The Davis Fore Collection of Coins of British India

The final part of a landmark Collection of coins of British India to be sold during Coinex Week. The concluding part of this prestigious collection will be the second of three significant auctions offered by Baldwin’s as the Official Coinex Auctioneer 2013. The final part of this unique collection will be sold on 25-26 September […]

By September 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare & Historically Important English Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII

Rare & Historically Important English Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, column #184………. A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……….. The Gold Sovereigns of King Henry VII are legendary rarities and are of great historical importance. Henry VII ruled England from 1485 to 1509. He was the father […]

By September 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Auction of the Law Collection of English Gold Coins Beyond Expectations

Stacks Bowers Auction of the Law Collection of English Gold Coins Beyond Expectations

The much anticipated Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins sold Tuesday night. August 13, 2013, at the ANA World’s of Money, realizing prices well beyond pre-sale expectations. The 459 lots offered, which included many extreme rarities that had been off the market for decades, were met with enthusiasm from the moment the 140-page catalog, […]

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

Stack’s Bowers Offers Gold Coin Collection that Embodies 700 years of British History

One of the most impressive and historical collections of British gold coinage auctioned in the United States will fall under the gavel at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money — the largest national numismatic convention held in the United States — August 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. The Thos. […]

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

1839 Rupee Breaks Record Becoming the First Silver British Indian Coin to Sell for a Six Figure Sum

A packed auction room and sixty one online bidders competed to buy a piece of numismatic history last Friday, in the second of three auctions that see the David Fore Collection of coins of British India going under the hammer. The auction totalled a fantastic £1,317,600 (inclusive of Buyer’s Premium) and takes the total of […]

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns

There was an air of sadness in the room as the final part of the Bentley Collection went under the hammer.  The end of an eighteen month journey of auctions, and thirty four years of collecting, did not however go out with a whimper. 306 lots achieved a sale total of £845,292 (inclusive of buyer’s […]

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History

Baldwin’s are delighted to present part two of the most impressive collection of Indian coinage ever to be sold by public auction. Due to be held on the 31 May at the CIPFA Conference Centre in London the auction will contain 291 lots of Patterns and Proofs of British India, the Presidencies and the Indian Native States. […]

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

The Royal Mint’s strategic partnership with A-Mark celebrates the ‘Year of the Snake’ in classic style

Just months after the successful launch of a new fineness of 99.99 gold and 99.9 silver in their highly-regarded bullion range, The Royal Mint has announced an innovative strategic partnership with precious metals dealer A-Mark to distribute a version of their traditional 1oz Silver Britannia Bullion coin, specially designed to celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of […]

Baldwins Final Auction of Historic Collection of British Gold Sovereigns

Baldwins Final Auction of Historic Collection of British Gold Sovereigns

Baldwin’s are delighted to present the third and final part of this historic collection, due to be offered for sale by public auction on the 8 May in London. It will draw to a close the sale of the most spectacular and comprehensive assemblage of British gold Sovereigns. Part three will contain 307 lots of […]

By March 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… With all the excitement surrounding the U.S. Mint recently, some modern coin enthusiasts may not be aware of important new developments in the world bullion coin field. Canada: On the heels of the U.S. Mint’s recent announcement of a temporary halt in sales of American silver eagles due to very […]

By January 28, 2013 9 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choice, historical British Coins Auctioned in New York

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Choice, historical British Coins Auctioned in New York

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #147 ….. Last week, Stack’s-Bowers and Heritage were among several firms that conducted official auctions at a world coin convention in New York that is held every year at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. […]

By January 16, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Spectacular British and Islamic Coin Collections headline NYINC Auctions

Spectacular British and Islamic Coin Collections headline NYINC Auctions

An unprecedented selection of high-grade ancient and world coins — ranging from the dawn of numismatics to most modern corners of the globe and featuring several important collections — highlights the 2,800+ lots in Heritage’s Auctions’ Jan. 6-7 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction and an additional 3,400 lots offered Jan. 15-16 during Internet sessions […]

King Richard III, Battle of Bosworth Field

King Richard III, Battle of Bosworth Field

by Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……. A coin of a King of Machiavellian Intrigue found within 9 miles of the Battle Field. Richard III who took the Crown of England over 500 years ago to become King and put the two young Princes of his late brother Edward IV in the Tower of London to […]

By December 21, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary I

Rare English Gold Sovereign of Queen Mary I

Coin Rarities and Related Topics by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #143 ….. During the morning of Thursday, Dec. 13 on Madison Avenue in New York, Bonhams auctioned a noteworthy collection of English and British gold and silver coins dating from 1300s to the 1800s, […]

By December 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
British Perspective of the Coin Market at Numismata Berlin. VIDEO

British Perspective of the Coin Market at Numismata Berlin. VIDEO

David Miller, Numismatist, Great Britain Interviewer: David Lisot Coin collecting has been a tradition in many countries especially in Great Britain. British numismatist David Miller traveled to Numismata Berlin to add coins to his holdings and talks about the differences in coin markets and collectors. VIDEO Runtime: 2:48. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC.  October, 2012 Numismata […]

By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions: Bentley Takes Gold In World Record Performance

Coin Auctions: Bentley Takes Gold In World Record Performance

The much anticipated public auction of part two of the Bentley Collection was held by Baldwin’s in London on the 27th September. The auction contained one of the rarest Australian coins, the fabled George V 1920 Sydney mint gold sovereign. Some voracious bidding between three ardent bidders culminated in the repatriation to Australia of this […]

By October 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
COIN Yearbook 2013 Released at COINEX

COIN Yearbook 2013 Released at COINEX

Philip Mussell, Marketing Director, Token Publishing Interviewer: David Lisot The COIN Yearbook is a price guide for all British coins including England, Ireland, Scotland, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man. The 30th edition was released at the Coinex Convention. Philip Mussell, marketing director for Token Publishing that produces the book, talks about what is involved […]

By October 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
COINEX 2012 and the British Numismatic Trade Association: Video

COINEX 2012 and the British Numismatic Trade Association: Video

Christopher Martin, Chairman British Numismatic Trade Association and Christopher Webb, Council Member, BNTA, Interviewer: David Lisot The British Numismatic Trade Association is England’s elite group of coin dealers. Members abide by a code of ethics designed to protect collectors and the public in all their business transactions. The BNTA sponsors Coinex, Great Britain’s largest international […]

By October 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
British Coin Forecast for 2013

British Coin Forecast for 2013

by Geoffrey Cope – www.petitioncrown.com ……. Coins as an alternative Asset Class Rare Quality Coins which has quietly been held by collector/investors offer another alternative safe-haven asset class and diversification for future protection against inflation. What are our priorities in deciding an Asset Class, preservation of capital, increase in capital, a product that has a […]

By September 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Amazing English Gold Sovereign of Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Amazing English Gold Sovereign of Henry VIII

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #127 ….. During the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Long Beach Expo, Heritage will auction a large and historically important, English gold coin of Henry VIII that is of amazing quality for a […]

By September 3, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
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