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.

Your guide to Peter Rabbit 50p coins
The much-loved character Peter Rabbit, created by Beatrix Potter, has hopped his way on to a number of British 50p…
19 October 2021
Your guide to the 2021 'Snowman' 50p
The Royal Mint has revealed the latest commemorative 50p featuring The Snowman, the fourth coin in the series…
18 October 2021
Similarities and differences in US and UK coinage
NGC Research Director David W. Lange discusses the links between US and UK coinage, from the first days of the American…
28 September 2021
Your guide to the Jemima Puddle Duck 50p coin
The Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p coin is one of the most popular designs in the series of Beatrix Potter 50ps issued by The…
19 September 2021
Festival of Coins: Coin of the day
Each day throughout the Festival of Coins we'll be looking into the collections at The Royal Mint Museum and selecting…
16 September 2021
Cutty Sark Bullion range revealed
Pobjoy Mint have announced a new 2021 Bullion coin range featuring the famous clipper ship The Cutty Sark, issued on…
01 September 2021
Hungary celebrates 75 years of the Forint
The central bank of Hungary recently issued six collector versions of the 5-forint circulation coin in 12 million pieces…
19 August 2021
Rare Roman coins we'd love to own
Thanks to the length and breadth of the Roman Empire, all collectors can own a Roman coin, but there are some examples…
09 August 2021
Your guide to the Sir Walter Scott £2 coin
The Royal Mint has commemorated Sir Walter Scott on a £2 coin, to mark the 250th Anniversary of the famous Scottish…
22 July 2021

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