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Coins behind someone’s sofa turned out to be worth £30,000

A stash of coins from the 1960s behind someone’s sofa turned out to be worth an incredible £30,000.

(If this doesn’t motivate you to lift the cushions up and see what lies beneath, we don’t know what will.)

The homeowner, who wants to stay anonymous, had the gold sovereigns and silver bars in a suitcase which they stored behind the settee.

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New Royal Mint releases: Queen’s Beast Griffin and Proof Sovereigns now available!

Exciting New Releases from the Royal Mint

The Queen’s Beast series continues and a special Gold Sovereign arrives!

Boasting over 1,000 years of existence, the Royal Mint is one of the oldest operating Mints in the world today. Their history and experience sets them apart from other world Mints, and their constant production of exceptional, high quality coinage keeps them in the numismatic limelight!

This has remained the case for 2017, as the Royal Mint has brought two more very exciting issues to the table.

2017 2 oz. Silver and 1 oz. Gold Queen’s Beast – Griffin

Following the success of the first coin in the series, the Lion, the Queen’s Beast coin series continues in 2017 with its second release – the Griffin! This stunning release has been struck using 2 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver and 1 Troy oz. of .9999 fine gold and boasts a beautiful reverse design of a Griffin guarding a shield. One of the ten heraldic statues that represent the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II, this beast is the Griffin of Edward III.

2017 Great Britain 5 Pound 2 oz. Silver Queen’s Beast – Griffin NGC MS69 Early Releases

2017 Great Britain 100 Pound 1 oz. Gold Queen’s Beast – Griffin NGC MS69 Early Releases (Exclusive Great Britain Label)

2017 Proof Gold Quarter Sovereign – 200th Anniversary

The modern Gold Sovereign has been struck by the Royal Mint for two centuries. In 2017, to honor this momentous achievement, the Mint is striking a very special commemorative version of the Quarter Sovereign featuring the original 1817 ‘garter’ design created by Benedetto Pistrucci. The last time this design was seen on a Gold Sovereign was in 1820, 196 years ago!

2017 Great Britain Proof Gold Quarter Sovereign – Pistrucci 200th Anniversary NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Great Britain Label)

As a leader in the bullion and numismatic industry, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer both of these numismatic highlights certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, with the silver and gold Griffin also available ungraded. All of these graded coins come with our exclusive Great Britain label! Act now to secure the coins you want while options are available.

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200th Anniversary of the Sovereign!


Spectacular Sovereign Celebration!

Graced with the timeless beauty of Benedetto Pistrucci’s St George & the Dragon design, the Gold Sovereign was first issued in 1817. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of “the world’s most famous gold coin”, the Royal Mint has unveiled a one-year-only commemorative 2017 Gold Sovereign – and what a coin it is!

Tapping into 200 years of history, the new 2017 Sovereign Gold Proof carries the original St George & the Dragon ‘garter’ motif used for the first sovereign struck in 1817! Created with the original coin tooling used to strike the 1817 Sovereign, you could scarcely think of a more authentic memento of this landmark moment in numismatic history.

With a sell-out of the limited edition certain, we are delighted to have secured a small allocation by virtue of our status as official distributor for the Royal Mint. With a tiny number in stock, however, you must act now!