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Discover more information about new and old coins. We cover everything from new releases to highly collectable sovereigns! Find information on the popular coins, crowns, shillings and more......
The sovereign is Britain’s most popular gold coin and is probably the most famous gold bullion coin, both historically and globally. Published - October 2016.
The cheapest way to buy gold sovereigns is to buy our secondary market sovereigns.
Complete gold sovereigns date list showing clearly which dates exist, which dates do not exist, rare dates, and other notes.
As leading UK dealers since 1964, we are always keen and eager to buy gold sovereigns
It depends. If you are looking to get the most gold for your money, old sovereigns (secondary market sovereigns) sold as bullion coins are the best option for gold investors.
If you choose to invest in popular products, the demand may outweigh supply. We give you a chance to fix when the price is right for you even if they're not in stock.
Learn more about gold Britannia coins from Chard coin and bullion dealer for over 50 years! We cover the technical specification, designs, tax status and more!
We celebrate 30 years of the Britannia; the world's most beautiful investment coin. Published - November 2016.
We take a look at this famous coin and how the designs have changed over the years.
Britannia silver is comprised of 95.84% silver and the balance usually made up with copper..
Britannia appeared on silver 'Britannia' bullion coins in 1997, and these are now issued every year, with a new design in alternate years..
Britannia appeared on platinum 'Britannia' bullion coins in 1997, and these are now issued every year, with a new design in alternate years...
South African Krugerrands were first minted and issued in 1967. We provide a comprehensive information page with everything you need to know!
The Krugerrand remains one of the world's most traded gold bullion coin. Read More. Published - August 2016.
Learn more about gold Krugerrands, click through to read more
However you spell Krugerrands they spell out an efficient way to purchase gold at a low premium.
We buy all types of gold coin including the Krugerrand, Britannia and Sovereign. We offer some of the best prices as 'Bullion Dealer of the Year' 2018!
It seems that we gave out misinformation about the number of serrations on the edge of a Krugerrand, and every 'expert' in the world blindly copied us...
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.
Celebrate the 2017 Chinese New Year with Year of the Rooster Lunar Coins. Published - January 2017.
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...
New! The 2018 Year of the Dog coin from The Royal Mint is the latest in the British lunar series – the Shēngxiào Collection.
The Royal Mint in produce a very attractive series of gold bullion coins themed on the Chinese lunar calendar. We buy and sell most of these when available
China Leads the Way with Metric Panda Coins
Published - January 2017
Queen's Beasts bullion coins from the UK's Royal Mint. These coins are CGT exempt and available at low premiums. Discover more here...
Factual information about Canadian gold maple leaf coins
The Royal Mint have produced a series of five fifty pence coins to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Beatrix Potter... Published - September 2016.
Peter Rabbit Is Back Again for 2017! This naughty little bunny makes a second appearance on the fifty pence coin.
Introducing new Beatrix Potter characters on the 2017 fifty pence coins.
Introducing the latest Beatrix Potter fifty pence coins in the series. The tale continues in 2018 with four new coin designs.
America's highest denomination gold coin issued for circulation was the $20 gold double eagle.
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.
History and information about the British Crown coin with photographs and descriptions.
Description of Lima Coins, issued in 1745-6.
Weight, diameter, metal content of UK base metal, silver, piedfort, and gold proof Crown and Five Pound Coins (5 pound)...
The Story of the British Halfcrown, a Brief History with photographs. Part of Chard Coins' online catalogue.
The Story of the British Shilling, a brief history with photographs. Part of Chard Coins' online catalogue.
Find out whether you have a rare fifty pence coin and if it's worth just fifty pence or a fortune. Published - October 2016.
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.
Introducing the 2018 Paddington Bear fifty pence coins.
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.
Published - January 2017
Find out everything you wanted to know about the new 2017 £1 coin. Published - January 2017.
We take at look the £1 coin designs from 1983 to 2017. Published - February 2017.
On 28 March, the old round £1 coin will be replaced by the new 12 sided £1 coin. We compare the specifications.
As you may be aware the twelve sided one pound coin entered circulation yesterday – we knew that this would pique the media’s interest...
Are you wondering why they made 2016 12 sided £1 coins? Here are some of the answers
We take at look at the 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare and the way coins and money feature in his plays. Published - June 2016.
I wish we were given £2 every time we were asked this question! The short answer is that this coin is worth £2... Published - October 2016.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary since the death of one of the UK’s most famous authors, Jane Austen.
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.
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.
Standing on the shoulders of giants - not Oasis, but wording on the edge of the British two pound coin, originally a quote by Sir Isaac Newton.
New for 2018! The iconic Blackpool Tower will feature on a £5 crown in 2018!
A brief history of the British gold guinea. An information page from Chard's on-line catalogue.
A brief history of the British penny. An information page from Chard's on-line catalogue
We have started getting enquiries about British pennies made of silver or with silver colouring. This was entirely predictable...
The news has been awash this week with the possibility, and some say probability, of Britain’s penny being withdrawn. Published - June 2016.
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..
This fairly cryptic inscription can be found on British coins of King George the Fifth from 1911 to 1936, and it means...
We note that in recent years collectors have been showing an increasing interest in the engravers of British coins......
Raphael Maklouf, famous for the 'Maklouf Portrait' of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used on British coins from 1985 to 1997 inclusive.....
French inscription on British coins translates to English as 'God and my Right', presumably referring to the divine right of the monarch to rule.
Latin inscription on British coins translates to English as 'An Ornament and a Safeguard', referring the the milling or lettering on the edge, and also the monarch...
UK coin dealer's list of legends (inscriptions) on British coins, with translations and usage, by Chard.
Read a story from Brett Chamberlain, a Tesco customer who tried to pay for goods using £20 coins.
Provenance marks on English/British coins are unusual, but not unknown. There are several different provenance marks which indicate the source of the metal used to strike cert
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.
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