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A brand-new Royal Mint coin commemorating 20 years of The Gruffalo.
Pressure is growing on Prime Minister Alexander “Boris” Johnson to give more ground in order to secure a deal with the European Union.
The American President, Donald Trump, is coming under increasing pressure to act over Turkey’s recent offensive into Northern Syria.
Central Banks around the world continue to buy up gold at unprecedented rates - we examine the implications of this.
The official Brexit fifty pence coin is finally set to be released on 31st October 2019. Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Privy Council gave the official go-ahead....
A massive issue for Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is repo rates between American banks: these rates have hit levels not seen since 2008.
Time is running out for the Prime Minister Alexander “Boris” Johnson to get his proposed EU withdrawal deal approved by European leaders and the UK Parliament.
With 2020 fast approaching we thought we'd have a look at some of the coins you might find in your change next year.
Established in 1964 Chards gold and bullion dealers of Blackpool value of your gold, silver and other precious metals, helping you buy/sell coins bars or scrap.
There is a certain amount of unease around the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to accelerate quantitative easing and cut interest rates on deposits...
The Prime Minister Alexander “Boris” Johnson has had a fortnight to forget...
A quick primer on the choice between precious metals and cryptocurrency, looking at gold and bitcoin in particular.
Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his new “Libra” cryptocurrency, backed by a basket of traditional reserve currencies. Should we be worried?
It's that time of year again! The 2020 Perth Mint bullion coins have been unveiled, and we have to say, we're very impressed with this year's designs!
Amid all the noise from markets and the press Mark Carney the BoE governor, quietly delivered a rather interesting speech...
It is with regret that we can no longer offer a foreign exchange walk in service to the public unless certain criteria are met.
Gold hit a new sterling intra-day high of £1271.05 yesterday, before dropping some 2.91% when the US announced a delay to their trade tariffs on some Chinese goods.
With gold prices topping all time highs would you buy or sell?
Gold reaches a new price high in pounds sterling, beating the price of £1078 set back in 2011.
The lowest sterling gold price of recent times was £712.03 set in December 2015 following a correction or bearish market after 2011....
The all-time high price for silver was hit on 18th January 1980 at $49.45 (£21.65) per troy ounce fuelled by Nelson Bunker Hunt's cornering of the market...
Tuesday morning brought to a conclusion the Conservative Leadership race, with Boris Johnson comfortably defeating Jeremy Hunt in the ballot of Tory party members
See the history of gold price records from the 1970's through to current day.......
Gold price rockets up beyond £1150 per ounce amidst ongoing trade and war tensions.
Paddington Bear is back with two new fifty pence coins! The coins in the 2019 Paddington Bear Series show the famous bear at two iconic British landmarks...
Sterling sufferred a set back following an increase risk of a disorderly and damaging Brexit outcome and gold has its sights set on £1140!
Jay Powell, Federal Reserve Chief today warned of a slowdown to the US economy, on the back of foreign economies already experiencing reductions in growth.
The looming US interest rate cuts are expected to lead to a further rise in gold prices, experts have announced.
Whilst Western central banks dumped their gold reserves 20 years ago, the central banks of emerging nations have been purchasing gold at rates not seen in over 50 years.
A deal was struck to curb migration, bringing an end to President Trump’s threat to impose widescale tariffs on Mexican imports. The deal followed several tense days of negoti
Wednesday began with a muted response in the markets to the dispute, as reports broke of possible further restrictions on other Chinese technology companies
Despite the ongoing trade war and Trump’s war mongering tweets against Iran, gold has been pushed to a 2 week low against the dollar
The new definitive weight of one kilogram has been announced and came in to immediate force on Monday May 20th, a momentous change within the scientific community.
US foreign policy is becoming more and more aggressive right across the globe in part to the risk that the dollar loses top seat as the world currency reserve.
A growing wave of populism enters the EU elections with anti-EU sentiment at an all time high.
The cold trade war gains more momentum as China retaliates imposing 25% tariffs on $60bn of US imports
It has been well reported that the Chinese economy has been sluggish and experiencing a slowdown as we entered 2019.
Recent minutes from the Fed indicate that future policy should not to be assumed linear and that dovish or hawkish shifts are both still on the table.
Any downturn in the global economy is likely to be made worse by high levels of corporate debt.
Mario Draghi of the ECB recently announced a round of fresh low interest loans to banks in the EU but there has been very limited take up.
Did you hear about the one where Judy Murray went into a shop in London? She tried to pay for Doughnuts with a Scottish note and the cashier refused to accept payment..
Russia has applied a ban on palladium exports between May until November adding to the existing supply issues of the precious metal.
On 22nd March the this spread inverted for the first time to minus 1 basis point which could indicate a looming recession timed nicely to the halt of further FED interest ra
“One of last year’s best-performing hedge funds says the “trade of the century” is to buy gold and sell stocks as risk assets are due for another meltdown. “
UK Inflation Rises to 1.9% up from 1.8% in January and above expectations which were set at a steady 1.8%.
The BoE and FED keep interest rates at 0.75 and 2.25% respectively.....
Following the announcement by Theresa May to put no-deal to a vote in Parliament the pound rallied to a 9-month high of just over $1.33 .....
The recent injection of cheap loans by the European Central Bank has pushed the dollar to a 21 month high.
Growth in Q4 2018 contracted by 2.4% and in Q3 2018 by 1.6% creating an economic landscape not seen since 2008 and the first recession in a decade for Ergdogan
US Corporate debt has swollen by 260% from June 2007.....
China added 32 tonnes to its holdings, continuing the buying streak by central banks.
Barrick currently have a $18 billion all stock offer for Newmont on the table which would combine two of the worlds largest gold mining companies.
Investors are feeling optimism that no-deal could be voted off the table leading to the biggest sell off for UK bonds since September 2017.
Confirmed slowdown in trade came as China released its export data proving a 21% drop in exports and a 5.1% decrease in imports.
The European Central Bank announces a fresh round of stimulus packages which essentially amounts to giving cash stripped EU governments extra liquidity...
Germany and Italy come under attack from the recent downgrade in economic activity announced by the OECD
Gold is currently trading under £1000 per ounce but how long will this last for.....we discuss why geo-political events might change this.
Experts and critics claimed Palladium was already in a bubble when its price was still below $1000 per ounce.....now its over $1400
Gold continues to roar upwards hitting a recent high of £1032.89 up some 8.25% over the past 6 months and $1346.70 which is the highest level since April 2018
The IMF steps in to help Ecuador and its struggling economy....
Will Italy follow the UK and sell central bank gold in the name of public spending?
The Dollar index (DXY), which is an index of the USD against a weighted number of other currencies, reached a 2019 high, peaking at 97.13 on 13th February.
Round 2 of the Sino–American trade talks begin and markets respond positively to what has been a long drawn out process
To kick off the week the UK missed December’s GDP forecasts pushing the pound weaker to $1.2860 (0.7%).
There is a potential for a run on gold in 2019 as institutional investors have been piling in for months via physical and ETF purchases....
The federal reserve keeps rates at 2.5% and the BofE keeps our current rate at 0.75%.....
Brexit and the ongoing political fall out has a direct effect on sterling and business confidence. Gold price often responds accordingly......
January 2019 - Gold hits the highest price within a 12 month period! Will the bull run continue.........we hope so!
January 2019 has seen the highest ever palladium price even higher than that of gold!
The Chards February Sale starts on Monday 4th February 2019, at 10am. We’ll be offering some amazing savings on bullion and commemorative products.
Politco-economic coverage and events stimulating and stifling gold and silver prices.
A summary of key events that influence gold and silver price......
In 1933, Roosevelt signed an executive order which resulted in the seizure of 1933 American Gold Eagles, making them possibly the most sought after or rare coin.
Key events shaping the price of these precious metals....
A brief outline of our thoughts on Phillip Hammond's Autumn Budget.
The 2019 Perth Mint bullion coin designs were unveiled on 3rd September, and with them came a brand new obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Trump is threatening to impose a further $200 billion worth of tariffs to Chinese imports and it would appear that the US is "winning" if we use the Chinese stock market as an
We summarise key political and economic events that have influenced gold and silver prices over this quarter.
We take a look at recent events that influenced gold and silver prices...
Our first annual bonanza where we offer our excess stocks at amazing prices and premiums. Includes bullion coins, proof sets, medallions and much much more!
Which politico-economic events shaped gold and silver price this month....
Our current best deals on our website with low premium gold and silver products
We take a look at the main events to influence gold and silver prices this month.
We take a look at what happened to gold in Q2 2018
Chards is giving you a chance to invest in collector coins at bullion prices. Click to find out which gold proof coins we have on offer at 1.75-3% premium.
Introducing the 2018 Paddington Bear fifty pence coins.
Discover more about the man behind the UK's Bullion Dealer of the Year and meet the team.
What would happen if we become a cashless society? Are you ready?
Discover more about the UK Gold Coin Bullion Market since 1964
Against all odds, Blackpool business, Chard, have secured their fourth title as the UK's Bullion Dealer of the Year!
Could Chard of Blackpool do the impossible and win the 2018 UK Bullion Dealer of the Year award for the fourth time running?
Introducing the latest Beatrix Potter fifty pence coins in the series. The tale continues in 2018 with four new coin designs.
New for 2018! The iconic Blackpool Tower will feature on a £5 crown in 2018!
As Theresa May strikes a deal with the EU and the first step of the Brexit negotiations are agreed. We take a look at how this has effected the live prices of gold and silver.
When we heard the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement, our first thought was whether there would be a new coin to mark the occasion?
New! The 2018 Year of the Dog coin from The Royal Mint is the latest in the British lunar series – the Shēngxiào Collection.
Every year The Royal Mint produce coins to commemorate historic and current events. These coins often feature in the annual coin sets and then are released individually later.
The 2018 Australian Lunar Year of the Dog designs have been unveiled and we're sure that you are going to love them! Read about the new designs...
Discover the latest designs and release dates for the Perth Mint's 2018 Australian Bullion Programme in our blog.
Every year we take a look at which special events and anniversaries may be marked with a commemorative coin in the next year. Have we missed any out?
Could this rare £2 error coin be the most exciting find this decade? Check your coins to see if you have a similar error coin.
Harrowside Bridge has been closed due to a structural emergency. However, there's no need to worry, you can still drive to the showroom...
Register your interest in the new 2017 Prince Philip £5 coin to be released this summer.
The 2017 Aviation £2 is the fourth coin in a five year series to commemorate the First World War, from the outbreak of war to the armistice.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary since the death of one of the UK’s most famous authors, Jane Austen.
With the 2017 General Election over, we take a look at how the results will affect gold and sterling.
We take a look at Trump's first 100 days in office; his achievements, failures and how it has affected gold, silver and sterling.
Introducing the 100th Anniversary of the House of Windsor Crown.
Introducing new Beatrix Potter characters on the 2017 fifty pence coins.
Peter Rabbit Is Back Again for 2017! This naughty little bunny makes a second appearance on the fifty pence coin.
It wasn't easy, but we've cracked the secret code of the world's most secure coin, the new 12 sided £1 coin. Published on 1 April 2017!
Are you wondering why they made 2016 12 sided £1 coins? Here are some of the answers
As you may be aware the twelve sided one pound coin entered circulation yesterday – we knew that this would pique the media’s interest...
Chard are voted the 2017 UK Bullion Dealer of the Year! Blackpool Coin & Bullion Dealer wins the hat-trick!
Chard are in the final of the 2017 Bullion Dealer of the Year competition. We're reaching out to you - we need your help, and your vote.
Find out everything you wanted to know about the new 2017 £1 coin.
Celebrate the 2017 Chinese New Year with Year of the Rooster Lunar Coins.
As President Trump is sworn into office, we take a look at his policies and the effect they could have on precious metals. Published - January 2017.
Vote for Chard to become the UK Bullion Dealer of the Year 2017. Published - January 2016
Coins are a lasting gift for those special occasions that will be celebrated in 2017. Published - January 2016
China Leads the Way with Metric Panda Coins
Published - January 2017
The Last Round Pound was issued in 2016. We say goodbye to this popular coin and welcome the new design set for circulation in 2017.
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We have experienced first-hand many changes in the gold and silver bullion markets in the United Kingdom, find out more here. Published - December 2016.
Trump has been elected President of the USA. Find out what this means for Gold. Published - November 2016.
Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is celebrated by Hindus based all over the world. Published - October 2016.
Every year we await the release of the Chinese Lunar Calendar coins with baited breath. Find out more about this year's coins. Published - October 2016.
We love guessing which anniversaries and events will be commemorated next year. Read our blog and see if you think we've missed any out. Published - October 2016.
The Australian bullion menagerie is growing! Find out more about the 2017 Australian Gold & Silver Bullion Launch. Published - August 2016.
This year, for the first time ever, Chard was represented by a two-woman team at The Berlin World Money Fair. Published - June 2016.
The news has been awash this week with the possibility, and some say probability, of Britain’s penny being withdrawn. Published - June 2016.
Are we in a bull market for gold? Prices have risen from lows of $252.80 and £157.033 to recent highs of over $725.75 and £
Writing this at the height of election speculation in Oct 2007, we would advise Prime Minister Gordon Brown to call an early election before things get worse...
UK Chancellor Gordon Brown said in Parliament on 3rd February 2005, that he hoped the IMF would revalue its gold reserves & all G7 to sell gold to help reduce world debt...
The Swiss National Bank is selling 1300 tonnes of gold, ...
The last Bank of England gold auction sale took place March 2002, which we predicted would push gold prices up...
UK Chancellor Gordon Brown has acquired the ironic nickname Golden Brown after his disastrous half price sale of Britain's gold reserves between 1999 and 2002...
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