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Posted on September 20, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

View closeups of this very popular piece in the finest possible grade PCGS Proof-70 Deep Cameo. 1989 is the first special design released by the Royal Mint and it proved to be a real success. Since then they have released many special designs and the more they bring out, the more value is added to the first of them all! The 5 pounds, or quintuple sovereign piece, is among the rarest in this collecting field and it is a truly astonishing coin, the design one of the most popular on modern coins.


Episode 17: 2017 Gold 5 Pounds Proof and Prooflike next to each other in PCGS slabs | The Coin Cabinet

Posted on September 9, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

Here we take a look at both the Proof and Prooflike versions of this popular, special design struck to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the modern sovereign.


Episode 16: 2016 Gold 5 Pounds NGC PF70 UC James Butler Queen’s 90th Birthday Special Design | The Coin Cabinet

Posted on August 21, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

See the 2016 gold 5 pounds in top grade NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo. This is the one-off limited edition special design by James Butler, struck to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.



Posted on August 8, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

This 5 pound piece was struck on 24th May 2019 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birthday. Join me in opening the Royal Mint original packaging for the first time in this video.


Episode 14: Unboxing of a PCGS slabbed Collection of Gold Coins

Posted on August 1, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

View an unboxing of a PCGS slabbed collection of gold coins, including some sovereigns and half sovereigns. One of the benefits of dealing with slabbed coins is that they can be bought without seeing them so I’m seeing the coins with you for the first time!


Episode 13: George III Halfcrown in Mint Condition

Posted on July 30, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

View this close-up of a George III halfcrown 1817. Pistrucci’s portrait does make him look like a war hero despite the fact that the king was bold, fat and mentally unstable!


Episode 12: Sweden 2 Kronor 1878 Brilliant Uncirculated – a Real Beauty!

Posted on July 30, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

This coin stared at me from 5 metres distance and I just had to buy it! View it with me and enjoy the lovely surfaces of this spectacularly minty specimen.


Episode 11: Norway 50 Ore 1885 Top Grade of a Rare Date

Posted on July 26, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

This low mintage key date of the Norwegian Oscar II series is being filmed close-up. Let us know what you think!


Episode 10: Answering questions about Investing £1000 in coins

Posted on July 19, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

We received some questions relating to how to invest £1000 in coins and we made a second video where some of these questions get answered.


Episode 9: Grade Comparison of Pre-Victorian Gold Sovereigns

Posted on July 12, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

Guess the grade: George IV and William IV pre- Victorian gold sovereigns



Episode 8: £5 Pound 5 Sovereign coins MS/PR70 on eBay auction £0.99 start

Posted on January 28, 2019 by The Coin Cabinet  

These coins feature in eBay auctions on 30th June



Episode 7: Part 2 of 2: Rare Coin Special: Sweden 1534 Daler Gustav Vasa

Posted on December 13, 2018 by The Coin Cabinet  

The 2nd and last part about Sweden’s first silver daler, this video goes into detail about the historical context; why was this coin minted and why did it play an important role in deciding the future of Northern Europe? Who were the main players in the war that broke out after Denmark’s king Christian III suddenly died in 1533? Why is the conflict called ‘the Count’s Feud’?



Episode 6: Part 1 of 2: Rare Coin Special: Sweden 1534 Daler Gustav Vasa

Posted on October 31, 2018 by The Coin Cabinet 

The first Daler struck in Sweden in 1534 is the Holy Grail of Swedish numismatics. The coin is so famous it has its own name, it’s called the Beret as the portrait shows king Gustav Eriksson Vasa wearing one. This is the 1st part of a 2 part series. In this part we look at the coin, in the second part we hear the historical context.



Episode 5: George III 1817 Gold Sovereigns x3 Grade Comparison Slabbed vs. Raw

Posted on September 21, 2018 by The Coin Cabinet  

Compare the grades of three George III gold sovereigns, all dated 1817, the first date of the modern sovereign. One is slabbed PCGS VF35, two are raw: one is Fine and the other a bold and attractive Very Fine.



Episode 4: British Victorian Gold Sovereigns Shield Reverse Great Investment Gold 

Posted on September 2, 2018 by The Coin Cabinet  

A nice selection of Victorian shield sovereigns feature in this video. 1840s sovereigns have become scarce in the last few years and I was pleased to pick these up at the ANA in Philadelphia for less than they cost here in the UK. Buying shield sovereigns for investment is a great long-term strategy in my opinion as you have both collector value and gold bullion value to fall back on.



Episode 3: 5 Pounds Proof 1937 Gold Coin Slabbed PR63 CAMEO PCGS and NGC Side by Side

Posted on August 23, 2018 by The Coin Cabinet

Two slabbed Proof 5 Pound 1937, both graded Proof-63 Cameo, one from PCGS and the other from NGC. We put them next to each other and compare the grade. Although in the same numerical grade, often two coins in the same grade can differ considerably. Which one do you prefer on this occasion?



Episode 2: How to invest 1,000 in coins?

Posted on August 20, 2018 by The Coin Cabinet

Here’s my top pick for coins to buy if you were to invest £1,000 in coin? Should you go big and invest the full £1,000 in just one coin, or it is better to split it up and buy several? Is a £1,000 investment enough to get started in coins? I will answer all of these questions, and some more!



Episode 1: Coin Review: 1658 Oliver Cromwell Silver Shilling Top Grade MS63 Prooflike

Posted on August 13, 2018 by The Coin Cabinet

A fantastic specimen of this popular and short-lived issue, prooflike and deeply toned. More than looking at the coin I talk about the historical context and Peter Blondeau’s minting presses that were installed at the mint in the 1650s.



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