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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.
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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.
The inclusion of portraits on British coins depicting the monarch dates back to the Iron Age, before the Romans conquered Britain.
Lawrence Chard - 1 Mar 2019
We note that in recent years collectors have been showing an increasing interest in the engravers of British coins......
FAQ answered frankly by Chard. It's not just coins! Marketing, supply & demand, simple economics, fashion, relevance, armchair collectors
So you've found an old coin, and want to know what it is, and what it's worth!
Lawrence Chard - 18 Dec 2016
'How Rare is My Coin?' is probably our most asked question, Most of the time the coins are not rare and are not valued at more than their denomination.
Ian Davis - 27 Feb 2019
UK coin dealer's list of legends (inscriptions) on British coins, with translations and usage, by Chard.
Lawrence Chard - 25 Oct 2016
Most coins feature an inscription. Read our blog to find out more about the origin and meanings behind them. Published - October 2017.
Latin inscription on British coins translates to 'An Ornament and a Safeguard', referring the the milling or lettering on the edge, and also the monarch.
French inscription on British coins translates to English as 'God and my Right', presumably referring to the divine right of the monarch to rule.
Lawrence Chard - 4 Apr 2019
A brief history of the British gold guinea. An information page from Chard's on-line catalogue.
Juliana Chard - 14 Jan 2019
Weight, diameter, metal content of UK base metal, silver, piedfort, and gold proof Crown and Five Pound Coins (5 pound)...
Lawrence Chard - 9 Sep 2018
History and information about the British Crown coin with photographs and descriptions.
The Story of the British Halfcrown, a Brief History with photographs. Part of Chard Coins' online catalogue.
Lawrence Chard - 31 May 2019
The story of the British Florin (2/-), a brief history of the coin, part of Chard's online catalogue, with photographs and descriptions.
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