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Discover more information about British coinage, Britannias, soverreigns and Krugerrands. We cover everything from recent issues to old collectable and rare pieces.
Lawrence Chard - 11 Sep 2016
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.
Juliana Chard - 25 Apr 2018
The cheapest way to buy gold sovereigns is to buy our secondary market sovereigns.
Juliana Chard - 13 Feb 2018
Complete gold sovereigns date list showing clearly which dates exist, which dates do not exist, rare dates, and other notes.
Ian Davis - 25 Oct 2017
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.
Ian Davis - 5 Oct 2018
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.
Ian Davis - 29 Oct 2018
Quite a predictable design, although years such as 2005 and 2012 boasted new designs different to Pistrucci's classic.
Ian Davis - 13 Feb 2018
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!
Lawrence Chard - 20 Nov 2016
We celebrate 30 years of the Britannia; the world's most beautiful investment coin
Juliana Chard - 29 Oct 2018
We take a look at this famous coin and how the designs have changed over the years.
Lawrence Chard - 9 Nov 2018
Britannia appeared on silver 'Britannia' bullion coins in 1997, and these are now issued every year, with a new design in alternate years.
Lawrence Chard - 29 Oct 2018
References to Britannia first appeared on the Roman coins of Claudius, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius nearly 2,000 years ago.
The Duchess of Richmond models for the first British Britannia coins.
Juliana Chard - 12 Nov 2018
South African Krugerrands were first minted and issued in 1967. We provide a comprehensive information page with everything you need to know!
Ian Davis - 1 Aug 2016
First released in 1967, the Krugerrand remains one of the world's most traded gold bullion coins.
Ian Davis - 26 Feb 2018
The South African Krugerrand is one of the most well known gold bullion coins in the world. Learn more about gold Krugerrand coins from the experts at Chards.
Ian Davis - 9 Sep 2018
However you spell Krugerrands, they spell out an efficient way to purchase gold at a low premium.
Ian Davis - 16 Jul 2018
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...
Corey McDowell - 31 Dec 2016
Pandas are the official bullion coin of the People's Republic of China.
Victoria Toothill - 15 Jun 2020
The Queen’s Beasts range not only celebrates the heraldry of the Queen and her ancestors but also adds welcome variety to the bullion market.
Victoria Toothill - 16 Jun 2020
When George I came to the throne, he brought the ‘Sachsenross’ (White Horse of Hanover), a white horse on a red background, now part of British heraldry.
Victoria Toothill - 17 Jun 2020
The White Lion of Mortimer is included in the Queen’s Beasts line-up thanks to Edward IV, who also contributed the Black Bull of Clarence.
Victoria Toothill - 24 Jun 2020
The Yale of Beaufort is included in the Queen’s Beasts as it was the family animal of Henry VII’s mother. Lady Margaret Beaufort was a truly impressive woman.
Ian Davis - 5 Feb 2019
Factual information about Canadian gold maple leaf coins
Rochelle Garrad - 13 Jan 2020
Everything you need to know about Austrian Gold Philharmonicas or Österreich Wiener Philharmoniker Münze aus Geld.
Rochelle Garrad - 15 Jan 2020
Information on Silver and Platinum Philharmonic Coins.
Lawrence Chard - 28 Sep 2018
America's highest denomination gold coin issued for circulation was the $20 gold double eagle.
Lawrence Chard - 1 Dec 2018
In 1933, President Roosevelt signed an executive order which resulted in the seizure of 1933 Gold Eagles, making them possibly the most sought after rare coin.
Ian Davis - 20 Feb 2018
See all of our bullion sovereign price breaks and comparisons.
Victoria Toothill - 7 May 2020
This collection celebrates the 20 years since the publication of 'The Gruffalo', one of the nations favourite bedtime stories.
Victoria Toothill - 4 Jun 2020
The Iguanodon 50p is the second coin of the Dinosauria Collection but it is underperforming in sales compared to its fellow dino 50ps. We take a look at why.
The Megalosaurus 50p is the first of the Dinosauria Collection, which in turn is part of the Tales of the Earth Series.
Victoria Toothill - 1 Jun 2020
Today, the Royal Mint released their highly anticipated Hylaeosaurus 50p coin. The coin is the final 50p piece in the three-coin Dinosauria series.
Victoria Toothill - 28 May 2020
The second 50p to celebrate 40 years of 'The Snowman' was released in 2019.
The Royal Mint's only seasonal collection celebrates the Snowman and his adventures with James one snowy night.
Lawrence Chard - 3 Dec 2018
A brief history of coinage in Britain, from the Iron Age to the Present Day. We are numismatists and coin dealers based in Blackpool, England.
Juliana Chard - 3 Dec 2018
We came across a poem called 'Coin', Edwin Morgan, about a Scottish coin...
Lawrence Chard - 8 Aug 2018
In 1816, Britain was in the grip of a financial crisis!
Lawrence Chard - 21 Sep 2018
Common names of British coin denominations
Juliana Chard - 21 Sep 2018
Complete table of British coin denominations (names) and face values in alphabetical order. Over 120 listed with first date & reign.
What is a proof coin? What is bullion? Coin dealers and collectors often use a lot of technical jargon. Here are some of the most commonly used terms.
Jon Clarke - 28 May 2021
When the Canadian government unloaded their gold reserves, the only coins spared were a batch of coins, which had been forgotten about for nearly a century.
Jon Clarke - 24 May 2021
A recent proclamation in The Gazette gives the specifications for two new sixpence coins. Here, we look at what we can expect from the Mint’s future release.
Jon Clarke - 21 May 2021
The latest coins in the Royal Mint’s Music Legends series are set to be launched next week. Who is it going to be??
Britannia appeared on platinum 'Britannia' bullion coins in 2007, and these are now issued every year, with a new design in alternate years...
Juliana Chard - 9 Nov 2018
Britannia silver is comprised of 95.84% silver and the balance usually made up with copper..
Ian Davis - 13 Apr 2018
Gold Britannia coins originally had a standing Britannia design. In 1997 a Chariot design was issued for one year, and from 2001 a new design has appeared in alternate years..
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