Thursday, 24.09.2020

Tag: Great Britain (Modern Period)

The Gold Standard Part 1: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal...

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

NGC Certified Beeston Collection of British Error Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation certified the Beeston Collection of over 200 British error coins with many different types of unusual and appealing errors. The whole collection can be now viewed online in the NGC Registry.

The Story of the Coins and Tokens of the British World

Peter Thompson tells the story of the coins and tokens used by the British to trade across the globe, from the 15th century through to the final days of the colonies. Virtually every type of coin used in every country under British dominance is illustrated in full colour!

The Forgotten D-Day: 10 versus 12

In 1971 the United Kingdom became the last major country to decimalise its currency – after 143 years of thorough consideration! Follow Simon Bytheway on a trip to Brahmi numerals, Cathedrals, and a world of ‘bobs’, ‘tanners’ and ‘farthings’ …

Pobjoy Commemorates Captain Cook’s HMS Resolution

Pobjoy Mint issues a 50p coin on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government featuring the HMS Resolution. 250 years ago, Captain Cook made the first landing, surveying and mapping of this Antarctic territory in this ship.

The Royal Mint Sets New Record With Sale of Britain’s First £1 Million Coin

The Royal Mint has set a new record for British coinage after sourcing and selling a rare Edward VIII Sovereign to a private collector for £1 million. It is the first time in history that a British coin has attained a price of £1 million.

The Coin Yearbook 2020 Now Available

The Coin Yearbook 2020 is an independent price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby, with features which include accurate up-to-date valuations for all English, Scottish, Irish and Island (Channel & Isle of Man) coins in an updated edition for 2020.