Coin Hoards

With all of the attention over the past number of years with provenance on coins to curtail illegal digging and trafficking, along with issues of importing, dealers are trying harder to add as much as they can about a coin’s history of ownership. One of the best and most interesting… Continue reading

Windfall in your pocket

Just a short article here linking to an interesting slideshow found by our chairman Richie Fraser. Believe it or not, there are millions of coins in circulation right now that are worth far more than their face value. The slideshow rounds-up some of the most valuable UK, European and US… Continue reading

Richie Fraser in Coin News

Tyneside Numismatic Society Chairman made an appearance in the November 2016 edition of Coin News. Richie had bought a charity lot at the 2016 AGM for The Banknote Society of Scotland. The lot was a reproduction of the of the PUDSEY design used on the Bank of Scotland charity PUDSEY £5… Continue reading

The new 12-sided £1 coin

Original article on What coin is changing, and when? The Royal Mint is issuing a 12-sided £1 coin resembling the old three-penny bit which will enter circulation in March, 2017. At the moment there are no other plans to change any other circulating coins but Her Majesty’s Treasury and The Royal Mint keep the specifications and denominational mix of UK… Continue reading