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.

NGC at the Forefront of British Numismatics
NGC has certified record-setting rarities and serves collectors and dealers from its London office.
17 February 2021
Listen to Max Bygraves' 'Decimalisation'
Commissioned by the UK government to help the public understand the forthcoming decimalisation of the nation's currency,…
14 February 2021
Decimalisation videos
Discover how the British public prepared for, and were told about, decimalisation, with this fun and nostalgic…
14 February 2021
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)
With a firm commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is a leading…
11 February 2021
Old Money Explained
Remember pounds, shillings and pence? In this special guide to old money, used before the UK went decimal in 1971, we…
11 February 2021
Your guide to decimalisation
Decimalisation is the conversion of a system of currency to units divisible by 10. In the UK, Decimal Day took place in…
11 February 2021
Decimalisation facts: public reaction to the new 50p
Tom Hockenhull, Curator: Medals and Modern Money, British Museum, provides an insight into 'D Day' and the UK's…
11 February 2021
Decimalisation facts: technicians worked around the clock
Tom Hockenhull, Curator: Medals and Modern Money, British Museum, provides an insight into 'D Day' and the UK's…
11 February 2021
Decimalisation facts: The Royal Mint's secret competition
Tom Hockenhull, Curator: Medals and Modern Money, British Museum, provides an insight into 'D Day' and the UK's…
11 February 2021

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