Category Archives: Coins

2014 Year of the “Mule”: the Royal Mint confirms Lunar Year and Britannia striking errors

If you own the 2014 Year of the Horse Lunar Silver Coin or the 2014 Britannia coin, I suggest you go and dig them out before you read any more.  That’s because it’s just possible that you are sitting on … Continue reading

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Do you own the UK’s rarest 50p piece? And it’s not Kew Gardens.

Last week a 50p coin that many thousands of people have found in their daily pocket change started to be sold on e-Bay for prices upward of £100.00. Or to put it another way, 200 times its actual value! It … Continue reading

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Media hype sees Kew Gardens 50p prices sky-rocket

The Royal Mint has announced that the Kew Gardens 50p coin is the scarcest coin in circulation today. The result has been media hype that has seen prices for this everyday circulation coin sky-rocket.  The Guardian first reported prices being … Continue reading

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