Coin Collector

Coin Collector

Issue 9

Coin Collector gives you all the information, news, expert advice, market insight and inspiration you need to build your coin collection and get the most from your hobby. Every issue features in-depth collecting guides giving you the lowdown on coins from a wide range of periods and location, from Viking and Roman coins to the latest coins issued by mints around the world. Each issue includes the unique and popular ‘British Numismatist’ section, bringing you the latest discoveries, exhibitions, theories and literature from the academic world of numismatics. Written by authors, curators and learned experts, the pages provide an academic yet still accessible take on the hobby.

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Warners Group Publications Plc
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Did you come along to the Festival of Coins? We were so excited to launch the month-long virtual event over on our website, and such was the success of the project, we’re already planning next year’s festival! Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of content from this year’s event for you to watch, read and enjoy, so make sure you have a look at allaboutcoins.co.uk/festival Over the four weeks we brought together traders, numismatists and collectors from around the world as we celebrated the hobby and provided a platform and meeting place (see our news update on page 10). We’re so grateful to everyone who came along and supported the event, including our partners, NGC, delcampe, the American Numismatic Association, the Royal Numismatic Society and the Money and Medals Network; not to…

writing in this issue

Graham Birch Graham Birch owns two commercial arable farms in Dorset, mostly farming wheat and oats but also some sheep. He is on the Board of Directors for several companies in industries including mining, and also loves to travel. His book The Metal in Britain’s Coins was published by Spink Books in June 2020. Murray Andrews Dr Murray Andrews holds a PhD from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. He specialises in the archaeology of the medieval economy, with a particular focus on the material culture of money. He currently works as a freelance numismatic specialist for archaeological units. Read our interview with Murray on page 45. Alexandra Siddons Alexandra Siddons is Content Executive at Change Checker, she helps the team share the latest information that you need to know about UK coins, from the rarest…

coin collector editorial board

Jonathan Callaway is a Director of the International Bank Note Society Lawrence Chard Founder and Expert Numismatist, Speciality Sovereigns Elizabeth Cottam Specialist in Celtic coins and Director of Chris Rudd Ltd Jeff Garrett US coin dealer and board member of the Smithsonian Museum of American History Richard Kelleher Assistant Keeper, Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Jonathan Mann Numismatist and coin expert, British coinage specialist Rory Naismith Lecturer in Medieval British History, King’s College London Anglo-Saxon and Viking coinage: Gareth Williams Curator of Early Medieval Coins and Viking Collections at the British Museum…

record numbers enjoy festival of coins

The Festival of Coins online event, held on the allaboutcoins.co.uk website has seen a record number of visitors, with a wide range of expert video guides and collectable coins on offer. Running from 18 September to 16 October, the special event has seen thousands of collectors visit the website, with the festival programme being updated each day with new content. With a wide range of guides, offers, and updates – many provided by partners Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), The American Numismatic Association, Delcampe.net, The Royal Numismatic Society, and the Money and Medals Network – the flow of traffic to the website has been consistently high. Some of the most popular content so far includes ‘Hidden treasures: coin hoarding in medieval Europe’ from Dr Murray Andrews (see interview on page 45); ‘Siege…

mints collaborate on mayflower anniversary coins

The United States Mint and Britain’s Royal Mint have worked together to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. The United States Mint and The Royal Mint have produced a joint two-coin gold proof set and a silver coin and medal proof set. The coin and medal designs tell the story of the Pilgrims, the Mayflower‘s journey, and the impact the Pilgrims’ arrival had on the native Wampanoag people. The 24-karat gold set features a one-quarter ounce proof U.S. $10 coin and a one-quarter ounce proof £25 coin. The silver ounce-proof £2 coin and medal set are struck in .999 fine silver. The reverse of the UK coins and the US coin and medal contained in the sets were designed by Chris Costello, who used ‘multiple stylistic elements’…

production of 2p and £2 coins to stop

The Royal Mint will not produce any new 2p or £2 coins for circulation for a decade, according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which suggests there has been a dramatic decrease in coin usage in the UK. The recently published report issued by the National Audit Office (NAO), a body which measures the effectiveness of public bodies, suggests there are around 26 times more £2 coins in circulation than are needed and eight times more 2p coins, meaning the Royal Mint does ‘not envisage producing any new 2p or £2 coins for at least ten years.’ The decline in coin usage is thought to have been accelerated by the Covid19 pandemic, with many retail outlets encouraging contactless payments. However, the report also suggests businesses and consumers hoarded coins…