Numismatics | New Coin Releases

Category Archives: Numismatics

Is this a new £1 minting ‘error’?!

Last year we reported on the ‘Dual-dated £1 coin error’ where the dates on the obverse and reverse were different, one reading 2016 and the other 2017. Now another £1 coin ‘error’ has been discovered and this one is very interesting indeed! It would appear that a 12-sided £1 coin die has been struck on…

First look: New Royal Mint coin designs for 2018!

Every year The Royal Mint mark the year’s memorable events and anniversaries that capture the nation’s striking stories on circulating coins, and 2018 is no different. Today The Royal Mint have unveiled the new themes and designs for all the 2018 commemorative coins, and Change Checkers can look forward to some very significant British anniversaries being commemorated. £5: The Fifth Birthday of…

November 2017 Video Newsletter

Watch as Yasmin and Luke discuss all the latest news from the world of change collecting…

National UK £5 Coin Ballot Announced

This year we celebrate the Platinum Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh – an incredible 70 years of marriage and a FIRST in British royal history. To celebrate this new milestone, The Royal … Continue reading

Counterfeit Detection, Dollars & Commemoratives

Learn important counterfeit coin detection insights for Dollars and Commemoratives in this short video from PCGS. Both genuine and counterfeit examples of Morgan Dollars, Trade Dollars and Silver Commemoratives are used to illustrate the course.

PCGS Official Site:
PCGS Facebook:
PCGS Instagram:
PCGS Twitter:

What’s a Numismatic? Northampton Coin Specialist Charlie Hertan Expounds on Business and Science of Old Money

NORTHAMPTON —Success at the odd trade of selling old money demands that retailers transcend the cynics’ view of the market — sell the cheapest possible product at the highest possible price.

Charles Hertan, the city’s most notable, perhaps only, numismatics expert, has based his business on the opposite notion — he wants to “provide top quality” and “price coins to sell.”

In a business gone global, keys to success include rapidly moving inventory, competitive pricing, healthy expertise and accurate description.

Be sure to read more at the source: Mass Live

Forum to Discuss the Numismatic Hobby

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Mint is holding a one-day Numismatic Forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa.

The purpose of this meeting is to gather individual members of stakeholder organizations to share perspectives on the past, present, and future of the numismatic hobby. In anticipation of the Mint’s 225th anniversary in 2017, the Forum will discuss the future of the Mint and the numismatic environment as a whole.

“It seems only appropriate that, while we as a bureau are celebrating our history, the Mint is also looking for ways to improve the way we engage our customers and invigorate our relevance into the future,” said United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson.

Those interested in attending should submit requests to by no later than Sept. 15, 2016. Individual requests to attend should include the person’s affiliation (e.g., hobbyist, coin dealer, coin grader, etc.). Seating is limited and submitting a request does not guarantee admission. Attendance will be at the cost of the participant. Detailed information will be provided to confirmed attendees. For those unable to attend or who do not receive an invitation, any formal presentations made by the Mint during the forum will be made available online as soon as practicable after the event.

Periodic Table of Numismatics Makes the Connections

Periodic Table of Numismatics