The 2023 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Gold Sovereign Range

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial

On Monday 19th September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest. Her state funeral was the first held in Britain since Winston Churchill’s in 1965. The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II marked the culmination of 10 days of national mourning, during which time the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force readied themselves to perform a role rehearsed over many years. It was a final act of dedication to their late Commander in Chief.

A new series of gold sovereign coins have been produced to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, with designs that recall the military procession and State funeral with which Britain paid its last respects, to their greatest ever monarch. Introducing the 2023 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Gold Sovereign Range, and in particular, the quarter sovereign…

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Our Guide to Busting Coin Myths

Our Guide to Busting Coin Myths Blog

Coins are something we carry around every single day without so much as a second thought. From the pound you use to unlock your supermarket trolley, to the spare change you keep in the car for the occasional car park ticket machine; despite the majority of transactions happening digitally, most of us still keep some spare change on hand, just in case.  Although they are still used so regularly, there are still a few common misconceptions around coins and their history. So, we turned to heritage British coin expert Peter Hutchison to answer some of the biggest questions and bust some of the biggest coin myths… Read more

A Discussion with Jody Clark

A conversation with Jody Clark

For the third time, British master of coin design Jody Clark has reworked the classical St George and the dragon design for us here at Hattons of London, featuring on our latest release; The 2023 Prince George’s 10th Birthday Gold Sovereign Range.

The tale of St George has a long association with the monarch, and also with the gold sovereign coin series. We spoke with Jody Clark about what it was like to create this new rendition of St George slaying the dragon…

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The History of Crowned Coinage Portraits

Crowned Coinage Portraits

It has been 11 months since Charles III became King of the United Kingdom, following the sad death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. This is a huge change for the British public, and new coinage featuring King Charles III is now trickling through into circulation.

If you have noticed that The King’s circulating coinage doesn’t feature him wearing a crown and wondered the reason for this, especially when the late Queen Elizabeth II wore a crown on her circulating coinage portraits, then you have come to the right place! Here is everything you need to know about the history of crowned coinage portraits…

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Coin Collecting: Popular Denominations

Coin Collecting Popular Denominations

Coin collecting is one of the world’s oldest and most favourite hobbies, allowing numismatists to get closer to history. Starting a coin collection is easily accessible and there are many different denominations to choose from.

Here we look at the range of denominations, from circulating coins to rare historic coins, which are popular in the world of numismatics.

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