Our Guide to Busting Coin Myths

Our Guide to Busting Coin Myths Blog

Coins are something we carry around every single day without so much as a second thought. From the pound you use to unlock your supermarket trolley, to the spare change you keep in the car for the occasional car park ticket machine; despite the majority of transactions happening digitally, most of us still keep some spare change on hand, just in case.  Although they are still used so regularly, there are still a few common misconceptions around coins and their history. So, we turned to heritage British coin expert Peter Hutchison to answer some of the biggest questions and bust some of the biggest coin myths… Read more

Coin Collecting: Popular Denominations

Coin Collecting Popular Denominations

Coin collecting is one of the world’s oldest and most favourite hobbies, allowing numismatists to get closer to history. Starting a coin collection is easily accessible and there are many different denominations to choose from.

Here we look at the range of denominations, from circulating coins to rare historic coins, which are popular in the world of numismatics.

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SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity


Today, on 25th June, we celebrate Armed Forces Day; a day of recognition and support for all the men and women who form the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity is an organisation that has been supporting armed forces personnel and their families for over 130 years. With a volunteer network that reaches into every county in the UK, and 11 countries around the world, SSAFA is the UK’s oldest national tri-service Armed Forces Charity.

We are proud to be associated with them, and here, we take you through a short history and look at the work of this vitally important charity.

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The National Flowers of the United Kingdom

The National Flowers of the UK

To recognise the importance of the four countries of the United Kingdom to the King, each is represented on individual coins of our latest release; the 2023 King Charles III Accession Sovereign Series, by their distinctive national flowers: the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the Welsh daffodil and the Irish shamrock. You may recall that upon his accession King Charles III visited each of these home nations.

In this blog, we explore all there is to know about the national flowers of the United Kingdom.

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Coin Collecting: An Established Hobby

Coin Collecting An Established Hobby

Following the death of Her Late Majesty, demand for any Queen Elizabeth coin has surged, and the greater accessibility brought by the internet means enthusiasts no longer have to travel the length and breadth of the country to attend special events and fairs.

Is the hobby of coin collecting becoming more mainstream? We spoke with heritage British coin expert Peter Hutchison who advised that there has never been a more interesting time to become a coin enthusiast than now…

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