Coins, Banknotes & Bullion Blog

There are 12 coins, banknotes & bullion blogs. Displaying blogs 1 to 10.
A Great Time for Gold Coins: McTear's Specialist Coins Auctions, Glasgow, Scotland

A Great Time for Gold Coins: McTear's Specialist Coins Auctions, Glasgow, Scotland

Friday, 5 August 2016

McTear's holds specialist coins auctions every five weeks and with two specialists in the department we are able to provide free of charge verbal valuations for your collections. With coins including sovereigns, half sovereigns, gold £2 and £5 c... View Blog
Selling Bullion at Auction: The Coins, Banknotes and Bullion Auction, McTear's Glasgow

Selling Bullion at Auction: The Coins, Banknotes and Bullion Auction, McTear's Glasgow

Monday, 25 July 2016

Have you got gold bars or ingots in your safe at home or in the bank? Chances are that you have not considered selling them at auction. Buyers of such items do not have to pay VAT when buying these at auction meaning that the bidding can get quite ke... View Blog
Selling Gold Coins at Auction: McTear's Specialist Auctions, Glasgow

Selling Gold Coins at Auction: McTear's Specialist Auctions, Glasgow

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

We are all familiar with the gold sovereign, whether it be from a relative’s coin collection, from seeing it mounted in jewellery or having a few of our own. Its history is an interesting one that takes us on a journey around the world from the UK to... View Blog
Rare and Unusual Gold Coins: McTear's Specialist Coins Auction, Glasgow

Rare and Unusual Gold Coins: McTear's Specialist Coins Auction, Glasgow

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Reigning in Scotland from 1390, it was under Robert III that Scotland saw the introduction of gold lions as well as half-lions which are often referred to as ‘demys.’ It is thought that the coins were only struck only in Edinburgh but during this per... View Blog
Proof and commemorative coins achieving excellent prices at Glasgow auction

Proof and commemorative coins achieving excellent prices at Glasgow auction

Monday, 6 June 2016

The Coins Auction at McTear’s continues to thrive, and June’s auction was no exception. Lot 1593, a Britannia Gold Proof Set, was the star of the show selling for an eye-catching £1300! Silver commemorative sets were also sell... View Blog
Coins sets are the star of the show at Glasgow auction!

Coins sets are the star of the show at Glasgow auction!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Coins Auction at McTear’s continues to thrive, and June’s auction was no exception. Lot 1506, UNICEF International Year of the Child Coin Programme Gold Proof Set, was the star of the show selling mid estimate at a whopping £... View Blog
Rare Scottish coins make record prices at McTear's!

Rare Scottish coins make record prices at McTear's!

Friday, 1 May 2015

As predicted, the collection of rare Scottish gold coins in the dedicated auction on 29th April 2015 raced out the door with many far exceeding their estimates. The star of the night without a doubt was lot 1521 described as JAMES III OF SCOTLAND (r... View Blog
Rare Scottish coins coming up for auction at McTear's, Glasgow

Rare Scottish coins coming up for auction at McTear's, Glasgow

Friday, 10 April 2015

The coinage of Scotland began over a hundred years after the unification of Scotland during the 11th Century during the reign of David I. With introduction of more coin denominations by the end of the 13th Century and gold coins circulating freely in... View Blog
Gold coins continue to sell well at Glasgow auction

Gold coins continue to sell well at Glasgow auction

Friday, 27 March 2015

Leading the high flyers of the March 2015 coins auction was the gold £5 coin (lot 1527) which sold for a healthy £850 hammer. It was the United States of America gold twenty dollar coins that excited the bidders with three selling for an ... View Blog
Rare and Valuable Gold Coins at Auction: McTear's Coins Department, Glasgow

Rare and Valuable Gold Coins at Auction: McTear's Coins Department, Glasgow

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Gold Demy Coin Reigning in Scotland from 1390, it was under Robert III that Scotland saw the introduction of gold lions as well as half-lions which are often referred to as ‘demys.’ It is thought that the coins were only struck onl... View Blog


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