The Canadian coin, nicknamed the "big maple leaf", has a face value of $1m - but because it is 100kg (220lb) of pure 24-carat gold, its value is much higher at today's price for gold bullion. Source: BBC News
The tetradrachm design (paired with an image of Athena on the obverse) came to signify the powerful city-state in ancient Greece, and was one of the most influential coins in the world. These coins are now available from our website.
Currency is something that promises – as long as everyone agrees – that we’ll use this ticket as a promise of exchange for usually a lot more than it’s actually worth. With the introduction of the new pound coin, we take a look at the precious metal value in these coins.
The Welsh dragon is to feature on the new gold and silver bullion coins from The Royal Mint. It's part of the Royal Mint's 'Queen's Beasts' series, which celebrates ten creatures from centuries of royal heraldry and is now available for purchase on our website.
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