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.

Rare 50p coins
Which 50p coins are the rarest? How much are they worth, and are there any varieties to look out for? Find out more…
15 April 2021
Rare £2 coins
The £2 coin has been in circulation since 1997 and over the years there has been over 50 different designs, many of…
14 April 2021
Coin honours Indigenous Military Personnel
The Royal Australian Mint has commemorated the Indigenous men and women who have served in the military with a new $2…
12 April 2021
New 50p reflects nursing values
A new 50p coin from Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands reflects the universal role of nurses and their nursing…
07 April 2021
Canada and UK team up for QEII coins
The Royal Mint and The Royal Canadian Mint have teamed up to celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth…
06 April 2021
Vote for your favourite 'new coin'!
As part of the Collectors Conference on New Coins, we're asking you to choose your favourite coin designs from the many…
11 March 2021
Belgian coin celebrates comic characters Blake and Mortimer
A new Belgium €5 commemorative coin has been issued by the Royal Dutch Mint to celebrate 75 years of Blake and Mortimer,…
03 March 2021
Coins celebrate Mr Men and Little Miss characters
Children's characters Mr Happy, Little Miss Giggles, Mr Strong and Little Miss Sunshine feature in a new set of coins…
03 March 2021
Coin honours Sean Connery's James Bond
A new coin issued on behalf of the government of Tuvalu has been issued to celebrate the life of Sean Connery, the first…
02 March 2021

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