Coin Guides

Discover much more about the thousands of coins you can add to your collection with our growing archive of coin guides.

From modern circulation currency to classic coins from our distant past, our expert collecting guides give you the background information, details of varieties and advice on how to buy the coins. 

Use the categories drop-down menu below, or simply search for your chosen coin.

Little Miss Sunshine £5 coin
The final coin in The Royal Mint's Mr Men Little Miss £5 coin collection features Little Miss Sunshine, with the vibrant…
04 May 2021
Peter Rabbit £5 coin
Following the success of the Beatrix Potter 50p coins, the Royal Mint has issued a £5 crown featuring Peter Rabbit and…
26 April 2021
'Nursing' design now issued as £2 coin
Following the success of the 50p coin issued on behalf of the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands…
19 April 2021
New coin says 'cheers' to Belgian beer
Five years ago, Belgian beer culture was added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of…
17 April 2021
Rare 50p coins
Which 50p coins are the rarest? How much are they worth, and are there any varieties to look out for? Find out more…
15 April 2021
Rare £2 coins
The £2 coin has been in circulation since 1997 and over the years there has been over 50 different designs, many of…
14 April 2021
Coin honours Indigenous Military Personnel
The Royal Australian Mint has commemorated the Indigenous men and women who have served in the military with a new $2…
12 April 2021
New 50p reflects nursing values
A new 50p coin from Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands reflects the universal role of nurses and their nursing…
07 April 2021
Canada and UK team up for QEII coins
The Royal Mint and The Royal Canadian Mint have teamed up to celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth…
06 April 2021

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