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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Hungary finally issue Euro 2020 coin
Hungarian Mint Ltd have released their Euro 2020 coin, which was originally planned to be released last year, before the…
14 June 2021
Collect coins by theme: A is for Archaic
In the first of a new series on collecting coins by theme, Paula Hammond, goes back to the very beginnings of coinage…
14 June 2021
Gold coins: Belgium's colonial coins
Sebastian Wieschowski, provides an introduction to the gold coins of Europe, focussing here on a relic from Belgium’s…
03 June 2021
The Who honoured with coin set
The Royal Mint has launched a new range of collectable coins in honour of the British rock band, The Who, whose classic…
24 May 2021
John Logie Baird 50p
The Royal Mint's third coin in its Innovation in Science series is a commemorative 50p coin celebrating the life and…
10 May 2021
Little Miss Sunshine £5 coin
The final coin in The Royal Mint's Mr Men Little Miss £5 coin collection features Little Miss Sunshine, with the vibrant…
04 May 2021
Peter Rabbit £5 coin
Following the success of the Beatrix Potter 50p coins, the Royal Mint has issued a £5 crown featuring Peter Rabbit and…
26 April 2021
'Nursing' design now issued as £2 coin
Following the success of the 50p coin issued on behalf of the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands…
19 April 2021
New coin says 'cheers' to Belgian beer
Five years ago, Belgian beer culture was added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of…
17 April 2021

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