Coins and money are an integral part of society and have been for many centuries and historic coins have a broad appeal to serious numismatists and serious investors.
A look into some of the reasons collectors choose historic coins.
The Morgan Dollar, designed by George T. Morgan, is one of the most famous coins in American history.
Rebecca Morgan, Head of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, says: “There are occasionally reports of coins selling for large amounts on the secondary market, some of which seem a bit farfetched, so we want to ensure collectors have the right information and pay a fair price.
Britain’s military history and that of its money are intertwined. Coins equipped, clothed and fed armies and, behind enemy lines, hard currency bought escape from hostile situations.
Over 30 billion coins are estimated to be in circulation in the United Kingdom today. The Royal Mint has been creating coins since AD 886 and, as such, people across the country own coins which are no longer in use. Some of these coins could possibly be rare and might be very valuable.