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.

New South African R5 coin features old coins
South Africa's new R5 coin, set to be entered into circulation on 1 January 2021 to celebrate the centenary of the South…
01 December 2020
China issue new Winter Olympics coins
The People's Bank of China has issued its first group of gold and silver commemorative coins for the 2022 Winter Olympic…
30 November 2020
Why Use Third-party Certification for Your Collectible Coins, Tokens and Medals?
David Camire, NGC Grader Finalizer and NCS President explains third-party certification and the services and benefits of…
01 November 2020
'Diversity Built Britain' 50p released
The Royal Mint has issued a new 50p coin to celebrate diversity, and mark the contribution of ethnic minorities in…
19 October 2020
Festival of Coins Expert Guides
Learn about medieval coin hoards, explore the coins of Cromwell’s England, and found out where the metal in British…
17 September 2020
How much is the Battle of Britain 50p worth?
In 2015 The Royal Mint issued a 50p coin marking the 75th anniversary of the 'Battle of Britain', the aerial battle that…
01 September 2020
The British coins aboard the Ship of Gold
It took over 160 years for the fabled ‘Ship of Gold,’ the SS Central America, to reveal its fabulous 19th-century trove…
14 August 2020
The intriguing history of folded coins
Folding coins has its roots in a variety of spiritual beliefs and superstitions and, as Richard Kelleher of the…
11 August 2020
New £5 coin marks 75th anniversary of the End of the Second World War
The Royal Mint, in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, is marking the End of the Second World War with a new…
10 August 2020

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