Collectable Coins and Bullion Investments for 2020
Coin manufacturers have already been busy issuing scores of commemorative coins, fresh entries into the Lunar Series and classic gold sovereigns. With all this already being released, we believe 2020 is going to be a big year for coin collectors. We’re hoping our top picks of 2020 will help coin collectors choose what we believe to be the best releases so far. From all the coins we have already seen this year, these are the popular purchases that won't break the bank.
The Lunar Series
Chinese New Year is being celebrated with the release of gold and silver coins commemorating the Rat, this year's zodiac animal that maintains associations with wealth and excess.
Year Of The Rat
The Year of the Rat reverse was designed by P.J. Lynch who said she wanted to capture the intelligence of the rat. Although it is Year of the Rat, the Mouse is also being recognised with its own gold and silver coins also designed by Ing Ing Jong. The Lunar Series coins are extremely popular with collectors due to their intricate, timeless aesthetics.
A Historical Investment
First issued in 1817, the Sovereign coin is a favourite among both British and international investors and collectors.
The 2020 Sovereign
The gold sovereign is one of the oldest struck coins and is still issued every year as a bullion or proof item. Sovereigns are known as ‘safe heaven assets’ to investors, protecting against economic uncertainty, whilst also being VAT and CGT exempt. You can find the 2020 sovereign collection here.
The Brexit Coin
Friday 31st January 2020 was a historic day for Great Britain as a majority vote of 2016 referendum saw the UK leave the European Union.
Withdrawal From the EU 50 Pence
Great Britain became a member of the European Economic Community in 1973 and a commemorative 50 pence was released to mark the occasion. Now, 40 years on, there is another 50 pence being issued to celebrate the nation leaving the union. The new Brexit 50 pence features the inscription ‘PEACE, PROSPERITY AND FRIENDSHIP WITH ALL NATIONS’ and ‘31 JANUARY 2020’, with the obverse featuring the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark.
Remembering an Iconic Monarch
King George III, one of the longest reigning monarchs is being honoured with a commemorative £5 coin.
Icon Of A Nation
Britannia coins are similar to Sovereign bullions with both being held in high regards by knowledgeable investors.
2020 Gold Britannia
Britannia coins are issued yearly with the traditional standing Britannia design, with the 2008 variety seeing a unique depiction of the national icon. The 2020 Gold Britannia kept the classic reverse designed by Phillip Nathan and Jody Clark’s fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Taking To The Stage
Perhaps one of the most iconic bands in music history, the British band Queen are sharing a coin with Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen, The Band: Legends Of Music Series
Starting their career and path to stardom in the 1970’s and shocking the music industry with their flamboyant stage presence and risky interviews. Freddie Mercury, Brain May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon comprised Queen and are known the world over as legends. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, a coin featuring the bands instruments has been released and is a big hit with Queen fans.
The Lunar Series
Introduced in 2007, the Perth Mint Koala coins are always a huge hit with coin thanks to their cute designs and the collectable status the series has maintained.
The 2020 Koala
The 2020 Koala has only been issued as 1 ounce and 1 kilogram silver coins. Year of the Rat and Mouse coins are also included in the Lunar Series. Ing Ing Jong is responsible for designing the reserves for the Lunar Coin Series with the obverse featuring the Australian coinage Queen Elizabeth II portrait.
Annual Coin Sets
The 2020 Annual Coin Set marks historic milestones that celebrate their anniversary this year.
The Lion of Mortimer is the eighth coin in the highly popular Queen’s Beast Series.
2020 has already many coin releases so we are hoping there will be many more to come. We are hoping to see more additions to the Lunar Series, Queens Beast Collections and new 50 pence pieces in 2020. If you would like to stay updated with the latest news in the precious metal and collectable coin markets then we recommend the following.