It was with some surprise that i noticed Harry Potter coins appearing from just about everywhere. It;s a popular franchise as we know, but one that has been fairly quiet over the last couple of years, with just the occasional Fantastic Beasts movie keeping it alive. So what’s been going on?
No idea! We felt it was time to get a grip on what is out there and from where, given the obvious popularity of it, but it turned into a far bigger task than originally envisaged with well over 125 coins so far and more to come over the next few months.
The selection is very varied, from 0.333 silver coins carrying a price tag of just €12 Euros, right up to MDM’s spectacular silver Hogwart’s kilo at over twenty times that price. There are dimensional coins, rectangular coins, minigolds, and Chibi, of course. The guide just covers gold and silver, as we always do here, but there are plenty of very cheap base-metal coins also out there (MDM have loads, for example), as well as medals and pins (Monnaie de Paris). No platinum yet.
This guide is set over three pages, with MDM hogging page 3 to itself, the Monnaie de Paris and the Crown Mint on page 2, and the New Zealand Mint, CIT, and the Mint of Poland here on the first page. Everything is colour coded, and with our recent refresh, looks pretty good, I think. We’ll keep this updated (keep an eye on the changelog) and hope that it gives you an idea of just how important the media licenced coins are these days, so even if you’re not a fan, understand they bring in lots of new collectors to our hobby, and should be recognised for that. Enjoy.