Ask the Expert

Welcome to our brand new Expert series. Each week our Heritage British Coin expert, Peter Hutchison, will be delving deep into a range of coins; initially, Pre-Decimal coinage. 

In this fourth episode, Peter Hutchison will be looking specifically at the Pre-Decimal Sixpence.

In this third episode, Peter Hutchison will be looking specifically at the Pre-Decimal English Shilling.

In this second episode, Peter Hutchison will be looking specifically at the Pre-Decimal Threepence.

In this first episode, Peter Hutchison will be looking specifically at the Pre-Decimal Florin.

Welcome to our Ask the Expert series. Each week our Heritage British Coin Expert, Peter Hutchison, will be answering a different question about some of the world’s greatest British Sovereigns. He’ll be delving into over 200 years of history, looking back at some of the most beautiful sovereigns in the world; including their portraiture, significance in history and of course, mintage.

In this second series, Peter Hutchison will be looking at the Queen Elizabeth 1957 II Gold Sovereign.  For more information about Queen Elizabeth II 1957 Gold Sovereign, click here.

Series 2, Episode 4: What makes the 1957 sovereign so special?

Series 2, Episode 3: Why did it take until 1957 for the first Queen Elizabeth II sovereign to be produced?

Series 2, Episode 2: With Britain off the Gold Standard, why was the 1957 sovereign produced?

Series 2, Episode 1:  Why are sovereigns so special?

In this first series, Peter Hutchison will be looking at the King George V Gold Sovereign of the Bombay Mint 1918.  For more information about King George V Gold Sovereign of the Bombay Mint 1918, click here.

Series 1, Episode 4: What did it look like and why was it only minted once?

Series 1, Episode 3: Why isn’t this sovereign considered an Indian coin?

Series 1, Episode 2: How did WWI lead to sovereigns being minted in India?

Series 1, Episode 1:  Why was a British sovereign minted somewhere other than London?