Bluewater coin shop strikes gold with Diamond Jubilee coins
Christine Buss, from
Scoin Shop, displays some of the Diamond Jubilee coins. Picture:
by business editor Trevor Sturgess
Valuable gold coins celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are
being sold to Kent customers... for £8,250.
The coins - from the UK, Australia and
Canada - are in only
400 sets worldwide.
The Scoin Shop at Bluewater is thought to be
the only outlet selling the exclusive Diamond Jubilee set.
It features three gold proof coins – one from
each of the Royal Mints. They include a 50c coin from Australia, a
$300 coin from Canada and a Diamond Jubilee £5 coin from the UK.
The Canadian coin features a real diamond.
Collectors unable to meet the price tag could
instead buy a three-coin silver set for the more modest sum of
The Scoin Shop, which is also offering Olympic
Games commemorative coins, sold more than 350 last year featuring
the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement at £1,750 each.
It has been the retailer’s fastest selling
commemorative gold coin and is now valued at £3,300
Alan Demby, the Scoin Shop founder and bullion
expert, said: “There is a marked upward trend in value in some
commemorative and rare gold coins rather than generic bullion
is due to their limited mintage and the event they commemorate. A
Diamond Jubilee is a a rare once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the
Commonwealth and the world.”
With gold trebling in value over the past
decade, he believes 15% of every investment portfolio should be
There are 28 Scoin Shops in the UK and South
Africa. The first opened in Sandton City, Johannesburg, in
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