English Coins

Royal Mint UK Honors WWI Nurse Edith Cavell on £5 Coin

Royal Mint UK Honors WWI Nurse Edith Cavell on £5 Coin

By The Royal Mint….   As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has chosen to honour one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War – Nurse Edith Cavell – on a new coin. To mark the release, Edith’s niece, […]

Royal Mint Releases Precious Metal Editions of Battle of Waterloo 2015 UK £5 Coin

Royal Mint Releases Precious Metal Editions of Battle of Waterloo 2015 UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to commemorate one of the most decisive battles in history with precious metal editions of The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo 2015 UK £5 coin in Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort, and Gold Proof finishes. Two centuries on and the Battle of Waterloo still captivates, not only because of […]

Spink Sees Outstanding Auction Results from Slaney Collection Of English Coins, Part 2

Spink Sees Outstanding Auction Results from Slaney Collection Of English Coins, Part 2

Record-breaking results from The Slaney Collection of English Coins – Part 2 , sold on May 14, 2015 A sale as long-awaited as this one was bound to attract extremely high prices, but the results of the sale exceed expectations. The first part of the Slaney Collection was sold by Spink 12 years ago in […]

By May 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

On Sunday, the Royal Mint in London announced the release of a two-coin commemoration to celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The release of the coin marks only the second time the Royal Mint has issued an official United Kingdom coin to honor a royal birth with the permission of the […]

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Second Half Of Slaney Collection of English Coins Finally Coming to Auction

Spink sold the first half of the Slaney Collection of English coins in May 2003. The sale was a great success, many records were broken, and the numismatic world was agog to know when the second half of the collection would be offered. After a wait of 12 years the remaining coins are coming, at […]

By April 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

St. George’s Day – 23 April 2015 The dramatic depiction of St. George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign – but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? St. George has been the Patron Saint of England […]

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins that will soon become a familiar sight across the United Kingdom. Royal Mint designer Jody Clark was offered the privilege of starting up the presses which will strike his own depiction of […]

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Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint has issued a limited-edition Alderney £5 VE Day Platinum Proof coin to commemorate 70 years since the moment in May 1945 when Second World War hostilities in Europe finally ceased, and ‘Victory in Europe’ was declared. The six-year wartime struggle impacted many. Europe had been plunged into darkness […]

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises have commemorated the launch of two iconic ‘Britannias’ in 2015 – a new United Kingdom £2 coin and the cruise ship Britannia. The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins in the […]

The Royal Mint to Gift Silver Pennies to Babies Born on the Same Day as the New Royal Baby

The Royal Mint to Gift Silver Pennies to Babies Born on the Same Day as the New Royal Baby

To celebrate the arrival of the new addition to the Royal Family, The Royal Mint is to gift 2,015 babies born on the same day with a special Lucky Silver Penny struck with the year of their birth. It is a fitting gesture to welcome the eagerly anticipated future Prince or Princess and also in […]

ROYAL ARMS REVISITED: National Symbol Redesigned on  2015 United Kingdom £1 Coin

ROYAL ARMS REVISITED: National Symbol Redesigned on 2015 United Kingdom £1 Coin

The Royal Mint has issued a new £1 coin for 2015 portraying Timothy Noad’s contemporary reworking of the Royal Arms, in a heraldic celebration of the United Kingdom. Featuring Jody Clark’s ‘fifth portrait’ of Her Majesty The Queen on the obverse, this new commemorative The Royal Arms 2015 United Kingdom £1 coin is being issued […]

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 →
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