Tag: British gold coin

  • The 2024 Liberty & Britannia Collaboration.

    Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2024 Liberty and Britannia Program marks an unprecedented collaboration between the United States Mint and the Royal Mint, two esteemed institutions renowned for their rich numismatic history. This groundbreaking initiative showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of both mints’ chief engravers, Joseph Menna and Gordon Summers, as they join forces to…

  • Best value gold sovereign: Which one to buy.

    Reading Time: 5 minutes The term “gold sovereign” typically refers to a specific 22K British gold coin with a face value of £1. However, the confusion arises because people often use “sovereign coins” as a general term when referring to any coin minted by a sovereign nation. This distinction blurs further when bullion dealers like…

  • List of bullion coins by country.

    Reading Time: 11 minutes Understanding Bullion Coins: Bullion coins have a rich history spanning millennia, initially serving as primary currency but now assuming roles as collectibles and investment assets within the international fiat currency system. Collectors prize bullion coins for their rarity and visual appeal, often driving their value above the intrinsic worth of the…

  • Atkinsons Bullion,UK bullion Dealer.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Atkinsons Bullion & Coins is a well-established UK-based bullion and coin dealer specializing in precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in the form of coins and bars, catering to investors and collectors. Known for its commitment to quality and customer service, Atkinsons has both a physical store for in-person…

  • ☆ Gold Sovereigns.

    Reading Time: 14 minutes The sovereign was unique among coins in that it had no denomination, or currency value printed on the coin. Its value was tied to the pound Sterling, which was tied to the gold standard of £3/17s/10 1/2d for a standard ounce of gold. It contained one pound’s (£1) worth of gold…

  • The British half sovereign.

    The British half sovereign.

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The half sovereign is a British gold coin with a face value half that of a sovereign: equivalent to half a pound sterling, ten shillings, or 120 old pence. Since the end of the gold standard until 2000, with the exception of 1982, it has been issued only in limited quantities as a commemorative coin with a sale price and resale value far…