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. 

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Flowers of Israel: launch of eight-coin series
A new coin series, struck in pure silver, highlights eight of Israel's finest flowers.
21 January 2020
Rock band Queen to be celebrated on new coins - a first for a British band
The Royal Mint has announced that the band Queen will feature on a collection of commemorative coins, available from…
20 January 2020
World's first blackened 50p coin released to mark 180th Penny Black anniversary
A blackened 50p coin has been released by Gibraltar to mark 180 years since the release of the Penny Black, the world's…
17 January 2020
Medal tribute marks 91st birth anniversary of Martin Luther King
The US Mint has revealed the design for a commemorative medal designed to mark the 91st birthday of Civil Rights leader…
16 January 2020
50 Years of the Indian Pacific - new 50 cent coin
Royal Australian Mint has issued a new coloured 50 cent coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Indian Pacific…
14 January 2020
Edward III and England’s medieval coinage
Perhaps more than any other reign before the Tudor period, that of Edward III saw the diversification of England’s…
13 January 2020
A celebration of the reign of George III - new £5 coin from The Royal Mint
King George III has been featured on a modern coin for the first time, with the release of a £5 coin marking the 200th…
09 January 2020
Annual Canadian Proof Silver Dollar dedicated to VE Day 75th anniversary
Royal Canadian Mint has announced that is has dedicated its 2020 Proof Silver Dollar to the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
08 January 2020
Tom and Jerry 80th anniversary celebrated on limited edition coin
Perth Mint has released details of a new coin minted to mark the 80th anniversary of the animated duo Tom and Jerry.
06 January 2020

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