Posts by Alex Fraser-Nash
Drastic decision has left collectors missing out
Earlier today the Royal Mint released the first coin in a new UK series: The Seymour Panther. It’s one of ten magnificent King’s Beasts sculptures you’ll find if you visit Hampton Court Palace. King Henry VIII had the beasts carved to celebrate his marriage to Jane Seymour, in 1536. Hence the name.
Even today, the Seymour Panther still stands guard at Hampton Court Palace.
But the Royal Mint has taken the drastic decision to cut the edition limit of the 1oz Silver which is likely to make it incredibly difficult for collectors to get hold of.
Just 6,000 single coins have been authorised.
And this is drastic because the first coin in last year’s Queen’s Beasts series – which had an edition limit of 8,000 – SOLD OUT.
If, as I’m sure they will, the same collectors buy this first Royal Tudor Beast coin, well – we’re 2,000 short already. And this new series may be even more popular having seen the designs.
But now the 5oz Silver and the 2oz silver have sold out in just a matter of hours.
It looks like the 1oz is set to go the same way, in fact, by the time you’ve made it to the end of this blog, it may well have done so already.
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A NEW UK COIN SERIES: What we know so far
We’ve just had word that a BRAND NEW UK coin series is going to be released.
The latest Royal Proclamation has just confirmed an exciting new £5 coin series to celebrate the Royal Tudor Beasts and the mighty dynasty of King Henry VIII!
Each beast is inspired by the heraldic statues that guard the moat bridge of Hampton Court Palace – a symbol of Henry VIII’s marriage to Jane Seymour. There will be 10 coins in total, each one representing a different majestic beast from the Royal Tudor Dynasty – five for King Henry VIII, and five for his beloved wife Jane Seymour.
And if the popularity of the Queen’s Beast’s series is anything to go by, we’re sure that this next series is going to be an absolute hit with collectors and royalty lovers alike.
We certainly can’t wait to see what the coins are going to look like, but for now the designs are remaining top secret! Stay tuned for more information!
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THE UK 2022 SOVEREIGN: A Once in a lifetime coin with a once in a lifetime design…
The annual UK Gold Sovereign is always highly anticipated by collectors, and we’ve just had word that in 2022, it’s going to feature a one year only design change! The last time we saw a design change was in 2017 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the iconic St George and the Dragon design.
The gold Sovereign is one of the most famous coins in the world. The flagship coin of Britain, it was minted throughout the Empire in the glory days, reaching as far as Australia, Canada, India, and even South Africa. It’s now become a staple for collectors throughout the world.
Design changes over the years
The first sovereign was struck in 1489 during the reign of Henry VII. A magnificent coin, on the obverse is the king sitting on a throne, hence the name “Sovereign.”
Since then it has seen few design changes to celebrate important moments, and each issue is now highly sought after by collectors. In 1989 the Sovereign saw a complete redesign to celebrate its 500th anniversary, and in 2002 we saw the reverse shift completely from the St George and the Dragon design to a Royal shield of arms to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
BRAND NEW design for 2022
What’s important about the 2022 Sovereign is that the new design will feature an exclusive one year only reverse design – a year dated depiction of the Royal Coat of Arms. What’s more is that the design will be dedicated to the Queen as she celebrates her historic Platinum Jubilee next year!
It’s rare that the Sovereign design changes from Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the Dragon, which makes this an extremely important for British and numismatic history.
And with a Jubilee next year that we are unlikely to see again for centuries, this sovereign is set to be a once in a lifetime coin.
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