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 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
Your guide to Roman coins
Roman coinage was used across a vast area of the world and across centuries, meaning there is much for collectors to…
12 July 2021
Your guide to Hammered Coins
What is a hammered coin and how does it differ from other types of coinage? Find out more and discover some of the…
08 July 2021
Your guide to the Prince Philip memorial £5 coin
The Royal Mint's £5 crown celebrates the life and legacy of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The £5 coin…
26 June 2021
'Diversity Built Britain' 50p released
The Royal Mint's 'Diversity Built Britain' 50p coin was issued to mark the contribution of ethnic minorities in Britain.…
24 June 2021
Your guide to Hobo Coins
The American Buffalo Nickel provides coin collectors with plenty of varieties to pursue, but as our brief examination of…
20 June 2021
Your guide to dinosaur 50p coins
The Royal Mint’s ‘Dinosauria Collection’ began in 2020 with a set of three 50p coins celebrating the discovery of…
16 June 2021
Your guide to rare 10p coins
The Royal Mint released a collection of A to Z 10p coins in 2018, with each of the 26 designs reflecting a Great British…
15 June 2021
Your guide to rare 20p coins
Introduced in 1982, the 20p coin has been one of the most consistent of Britain's coins, but there are rare varieties…
15 June 2021

Page 1 of 30