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.

Your guide to the Commonwealth Games £2 coins
The Royal Mint issued four new £2 coins to celebrate the Manchester Commonwealth Games of 2002, and as our guide…
10 November 2021
Your guide to the Rugby World Cup £2 coin
The UK's first bi-metallic, commemorative £2 coin celebrated the Rugby World Cup of 1999 which was held in England,…
08 November 2021
Royal Mint release Tigger 50p coin
The Royal Mint has released the next 50p coin in the series inspired by Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, featuring character…
01 November 2021
Swissmint joins Coiniverse!
Swissmint joins Coiniverse to bring unique collectibles into the hands of the global coin collector community. With this…
30 October 2021
Your guide to Peter Rabbit 50p coins
The much-loved character Peter Rabbit, created by Beatrix Potter, has hopped his way on to a number of British 50p…
19 October 2021
Your guide to the 2021 'Snowman' 50p
The Royal Mint has revealed the latest commemorative 50p featuring The Snowman, the fourth coin in the series…
18 October 2021
Similarities and differences in US and UK coinage
NGC Research Director David W. Lange discusses the links between US and UK coinage, from the first days of the American…
28 September 2021
Your guide to the Jemima Puddle Duck 50p coin
The Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p coin is one of the most popular designs in the series of Beatrix Potter 50ps issued by The…
19 September 2021
Festival of Coins: Coin of the day
Each day throughout the Festival of Coins we'll be looking into the collections at The Royal Mint Museum and selecting…
16 September 2021

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