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Coin Collector

Coin Collector

Issue 8

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.

United Kingdom
Warners Group Publications Plc
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.

In this issue we turn the clock back to the California Gold Rush and to the tragic loss of the SS Central America in 1857. As our exclusive article reveals (page 24), the ship had at least 41 English coins on board and these pieces were brought to the surface in 2014. More than 150 years after they were lost beneath the waves these and many other rare coins will be sold to collectors. It’s another example of how our brilliant hobby allows us to travel back in time and learn more about world history. Of course, we’ve seen our own share of history in the making recently and I cannot write to you all without mentioning the global pandemic and its effect on us all. When I penned the welcome…

1 min.
meet the experts

Donn Pearlman Donn Pearlman spent 25 years as a broadcast journalist with CBS in Chicago where he distinguished himself as an anchor and reporter for WBBM-AM NewsRadio 780 and a television reporter. He has written extensively about California Gold Rush sunken treasure recovered from the SS Central America. Mike Roberts A lifelong numismatist, solicitor Mike Roberts has developed a specialist will writing and estate administration service for coin collectors. He has lectured on the subject on numerous occasions to Numismatic Societies throughout England and Wales. Mike writes our latest guide to collecting tokens on page 51. Jonathan Callaway Jonathan Callaway is a retired banker who has researched, studied and collected paper money for over thirty years. He is the co-author of catalogues and histories of the paper money issues of Ireland and Scotland and is…

1 min.
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 dealer, 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…

3 min.
coins honour key worker heroes

The Covid19 crisis has affected almost every aspect of our everyday lives, including how and what we collect, with coins related to key workers and organisations, such as the National Health Service, becoming increasingly popular. According to the latest Scarcity Index, issued by ChangeChecker, the ‘N’ 10p has knocked the ‘B’ for James Bond off the top spot. The popularity of the ‘N’ 10p piece, which pays homage to the NHS, increased during the lockdown in the UK, when the health service was under the spotlight. Writing on the ChangeChecker website, Rachel Hooper said: ‘Now, more than ever, the NHS is playing a vital role to keep us safe and well during the coronavirus pandemic and so it seems only fitting that this 10p has grown in popularity.’ Examples of the NHS…

2 min.
news in brief

Legend Rare Coin Auctions has announced that they will be selling the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars in October, with the sale set to feature the world’s most expensive coin. The collection is said to be the finest set of Early Dollars ever assembled, and features the famous 1794 $1, which was previously purchased at auction by Bruce for a world record $10,000,000. A statement from the auction house read: ‘In total, the collection includes fifteen early dollars, representing every date and type of dollar struck at the Philadelphia mint from 1794 to 1804. Each coin was carefully selected by Bruce and his partners at Legend Numismatics for quality and eye appeal, and each coin in the set is a highlight in its own right.’ The USA has seen a…

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coin of ‘first brexiteer’ emperor fetches £4,216

An extremely rare coin was minted by the Emperor Carausius, described as being ‘the first ever Brexiteer’, has been sold at Dix Noonan Webb, during a live online auction. The coin was minted by the Emperor Carausius, the first ever Brexiteer, who rebelled against the Roman Empire and led a breakaway British Empire between 286-293. The piece was sold for £4,216 in a live online auction of Ancient and Islamic Coins recently and was said to have been bought by a collector in the USA. The bronze coin, known as an antoninianus, was struck by Carausius in 291 in order to pay his army. It was discovered by Kevin Scillitoe in Colchester and is one of only two known examples with this reverse. Kevin found the coin in the mid 1970s when…