English Coins

Künker March Coin Auctions Sees Nearly $10.5 Million in Sales

Künker March Coin Auctions Sees Nearly $10.5 Million in Sales

9.6 million euros [US$10.464 million–CoinWeek] was the total hammer price of Künker’s March sale. That result exceeded the estimate by about 50%. It goes without saying that this was due to some extraordinary results. 180,000 euros for a Siculo-Punic tetradrachm is impressive, indeed! From the first day to the last, the March Sale of Künker […]

Britannia Returns as United Kingdom Circulating Coin

Britannia Returns as United Kingdom Circulating Coin

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to the United Kingdom’s circulating coins this year alongside the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. It will be the first time that newly minted UK circulating coins have featured the patriotic emblem of Great Britain […]

Teenager’s 12-Sided Design to be Used For New £1 Coin

Teenager’s 12-Sided Design to be Used For New £1 Coin

A teenager’s design is set to line millions of pockets and purses across the UK within the next 2 years after the winner of a public competition to design the ‘tails’ side of the new £1 coin was unveiled by the Chancellor today. David Pearce, 15, and a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in […]

By March 18, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Medieval Coins –  Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

Medieval Coins – Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

This remarkable hoard of 65 medieval coins and four ingots is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in 927 CE. We see on the coins a fascinating mix of the different cultures and religions prevalent in 10th century England. The […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

Dix Noonan Webb Coin Auction Tops £635,000 – Rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown Tops Highlights

A rare 1910 George V Pattern Crown designed by A.G. Wyon topped the Feb. 11 Dix Noonan Webb auction of coins, tokens and historical medals, bringing in £144,000.   One of only two known specimens of the 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold designed by A.G. Wyon topped Dix Noonan Webb’s coin auction including, […]

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

The Royal Mint Issues Gold Coin to Celebrate Lunar Year of the Sheep

As part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year, The Royal Mint has created a new design to mark the Lunar Year of the Sheep, the second issue in the hugely successful Shēngxiào Collection. Following on from the popularity of the Year of the Horse design, which was the first ever United Kingdom lunar design […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Newly discovered Anglo-Saxon Treasure Coins on Display at The British Museum

Newly discovered Anglo-Saxon Treasure Coins on Display at The British Museum

The British Museum has put on display the largest Anglo-Saxon coin hoard discovered since the implementation of the United Kingdom’s Treasure Act of 1996. The 5,200 coin hoard was discovered by treasure hunter Paul Coleman in the village of Lenborough, Buckinghamshire, a rural community located approximately 2 hours northeast of London. Minister of State for […]

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the Royal Navy 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint’s programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War continues with a £2 coin that honours the Royal Navy. The design is now being released in precious metal editions – Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Silver Proof Piedfort. As an island nation, Britain has been largely dependent on the seas […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

United Kingdom’s Smallest and Largest Coins go on Trial in Ancient Quality Assurance Ceremony

Today, both the smallest and the largest UK coins ever minted at The Royal Mint are among 70,000 coins on trial at the Trial of the Pyx. Weighing just one fortieth-ounce and measuring a delicate 8mm wide, the coin features a modern interpretation of Britannia. The imposing Kilo coin measures at 100mm wide and continues […]

The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint Reunites Four Decimal Crown Coins to Mark a Decade of Royal Occasions

The Royal Mint is to issue a specially compiled historic coin set uniting four decimal crowns celebrating a decade of royal occasions – an anniversary, a Jubilee, a landmark birthday and a royal wedding. Coins have long played an important part in celebrating special events in the history of the nation. Commemorative crowns as we […]

Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin

Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its third United Kingdom £20 for £20 coin as the great British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Twice Britain’s Prime Minister, and renowned the world over for his unyielding leadership and formidable character, Churchill is regularly voted as the ‘Greatest Briton’ in public […]

English Coins – 1910 George V Pattern Crown At Dix Noonan Webb

English Coins – 1910 George V Pattern Crown At Dix Noonan Webb

The 1910 George V Pattern Crown in gold is one of only two known specimens and is expected to sell for £80,000 to £100,000 at Dix Noonan Webb. A major numismatic rarity will be among the highlights of the auction of Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens and Commemorative Medals to be held by Dix […]

Proof British Gold Coins star in New York This Week

Proof British Gold Coins star in New York This Week

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #258 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… Among the most exciting consignments to the auctions held during this week of the New York International Convention at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel are British Proof sets from past eras, consisting of silver and/or […]

5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

By Nick Huxsted – Arrowfile ……. One of the largest ever UK discoveries of Anglo Saxon coins has been unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in a field in Buckinghamshire. Paul Coleman is a member of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club and was out with his club and son when he made the discovery on […]

By January 5, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

On 18th December 2014, Spink London sold two superb gold Tudor Sovereigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII for a combined price of £732,000 (incl. premium). As a result Spink now hold the new world record for the highest price realised for a Tudor coin at auction. Victor of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VII, […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

Royal Mint Unveils Limited Edition £100 Silver Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. The Royal Mint has an end-of-the-year surprise for you. On December 27, the venerable institution unveiled a new, limited-edition £100 silver coin featuring the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London–otherwise known as “Big Ben”*–on the reverse. This is the first time the Mint has issued a coin […]

By December 28, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Bullion Coin. The popular 22 carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the original portrait of The Sovereign by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the Sovereign UK […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lord Mayor of London Strikes Royal Mint Sovereign on First Official Visit to India

Lord Mayor of London Strikes Royal Mint Sovereign on First Official Visit to India

The Lord Mayor of the City of London has struck a special commemorative gold Sovereign during a visit to The Royal Mint’s operations in India as a lasting reminder of his first official overseas trip. The Lord Mayor, the elected head of the City of London Corporation which supports the world-leading finance and business sector in […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

An iconic figure and a modern coin tradition – the annual release of The Royal Mint’s Silver BU Britannia for 2015… The Royal Mint has announced the release of the Brilliant Uncirculated Britannia Silver One Ounce coin for 2015 featuring the acclaimed Britannia portrait by sculptor Philip Nathan. Britannia was first featured on Britain’s coinage […]

The Royal Mint Expands Online Products to Include Fractional Gold Britannia Bullion Coins

The Royal Mint Expands Online Products to Include Fractional Gold Britannia Bullion Coins

Building on the successful launch in September of its new bullion trading website www.royalmintbullion.com, The Royal Mint is to expand its offering to include fractional gold bullion coins for the first time as part of its core range. The new additions – the Britannia Half-Ounce, the Britannia Quarter-Ounce and the Britannia Tenth-Ounce gold bullion coins […]

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins

The Royal Mint is to celebrate the centenary of the birth of writer and poet Dylan Thomas with Alderney coins featuring the literary great himself, alongside symbolic references to his life and work… Popular both in his homeland of Wales and internationally, Dylan Thomas’ works have been performed and enjoyed for decades, and include the […]

David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest Talks About Coin Markets and Classical Numismatic Group. VIDEO: 3:54

David Guest, Numismatist, Classical Numismatic Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. British coin expert David Guest shares his perspective about the Coinex Convention, the numismatic market, and what it is like to have a career in coins. Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG) have dedicated ourselves to serving the needs of our customers in the fields of […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint releases Lunar Year of the Sheep 2015 UK One Ounce Bullion Coins on 12 September, 2014

The Royal Mint releases Lunar Year of the Sheep 2015 UK One Ounce Bullion Coins on 12 September, 2014

The Royal Mint recently revealed its coin designs for the Lunar Year of the Sheep, an event that had been eagerly anticipated since the release of the 2014 Year of the Horse coins last year – the first time that Lunar coins had been produced specifically for the United Kingdom. The press release is attached. […]

By September 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Rare 1681 silver Halfcrown of King Charles II, with mark of the Royal African Company

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #239 A CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds……….. Halfcrowns, 2½ Shillings silver coins, of English King Charles II are not rare overall. Thousands survive of those minted during his reign from 1660 to 1685. The 1681 Halfcrown ‘in […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint introduces its 2014 Britannia Proof Collection

The Royal Mint introduces its 2014 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2014 Britannia Proof Collection… and the United Kingdom’s smallest coin The changing face of Britain as personified by the figure of Britannia is captured once again on The Royal Mint’s Britannia Gold and Silver Proof Collection, which for 2014 includes the smallest coin to be minted since the forming of the United Kingdom more […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Unveils New First World War Commemorative  £20 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils New First World War Commemorative £20 Coin

The Royal Mint’s second United Kingdom £20 coin commemorates outbreak of the First World War The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its second United Kingdom £20 coin – remembering those who answered the call to arms at the outbreak of the First World War a century ago. The design depicts the figure of […]

The Royal Mint’s premier UK coins  commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

The Royal Mint’s premier UK coins commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

The Royal Mint is to issue two of its premier coins, the Kilo and the Five-Ounce, in fine silver and fine gold as part of its on-going five-year programme commemorating the First World War, from outbreak to armistice. Kilo 2014 Michael Sandle RA, known for his war-themed work, has created a haunting reverse for the […]

The Royal Mint celebrates Prince George’s birthday with a special £5 coin

The Royal Mint celebrates Prince George’s birthday with a special £5 coin

Prince George of Cambridge one year on – The Royal Mint celebrates with the nation The Royal Mint has announced that it will strike an official United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin bearing a seldom-seen heraldic Royal Arms design in honour of the first birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge. The […]

Claire Poulter perfects her art at The Royal Mint

Claire Poulter perfects her art at The Royal Mint

Britain’s best ‘New Medallist’ has won the rare opportunity to spend one week at The Royal Mint perfecting her art and transforming her creative conceptual ideas into tangible design pieces which showcase her outstanding abilities. Claire Poulter, age 26 and originally from Essex, is the winner of the prestigious 2014 British Art Medal Society (BAMS) […]

 
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