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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Your guide to Paddington Bear 50p coins
Found a Paddington Bear 50p? Find out whether its rare, how much it might be worth, and what other Paddington coins you…
06 March 2020
The gold staters of Philip II of Macedonia (359-336 BC)
Would you accept a piece of gold to secure your loyalty? Philip II King of Macedonia issued gold staters to pay the many…
11 February 2020
New commemorative 50p coin marks Britain's withdrawal from the European Union
The Royal Mint has produced a new commemorative 50p coin collection, with a coin design that features the words 'Peace,…
30 January 2020
American Samoa fruit bat is latest in America The Beautiful quarters programme
The America the Beautiful Quarters® Programme coin celebrating the National Park of American Samoa features a unique…
29 January 2020
Swiss Mint issue the world's smallest coin - video report
In a bid to 'push boundaries, stretch the limits of technology and achieve something unique', Swiss Mint has produced…
27 January 2020
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

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