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World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2016 Britannia Proof Coin Collection The Royal Mint has launched its perennial classic for 2016, The Britannia Proof Coin Collection. The range, which includes individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin weighing just one-fortieth ounce and the Premium Six-Coin Set, is struck in fine gold and fine silver to Proof finish. This […]

Royal Mint UK Announces Welsh Dragon Silver £20 Coin

Royal Mint UK Announces Welsh Dragon Silver £20 Coin

The Royal Mint has struck a commemorative fine silver £20 coin featuring the Welsh dragon – an enduring symbol of Wales – celebrating the spirit of its people. The organisation, which has recently opened its brand new family-friendly ‘Royal Mint Experience’ visitor attraction, has been based in Llantrisant, South Wales, since its move from Tower […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of the Somme Silver £5 Coin

One hundred years on from the Battle of the Somme, The Royal Mint is to commemorate the anniversary with the creation of a £5 silver proof commemorative coin depicting poignant scenes from the terrible event. Produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, the coin has been designed by sculptor and coin designer John Bergdahl, […]

Royal Mint Issues Precious Metal Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary £2 Coin

Royal Mint Issues Precious Metal Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary £2 Coin

As Britain builds towards the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, The Royal Mint has struck precious metal variants of the £2 coin that marks the occasion, following on from the earlier issue of the Brilliant Uncirculated coin. The Great Fire of London £2 coin captures the moment 350 years ago when devastation […]

Royal Mint Commemorates World War I with Third Six-Coin Set

Royal Mint Commemorates World War I with Third Six-Coin Set

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the midpoint of World War I this year, The Royal Mint has honoured ‘the Boy Hero of Jutland’, alongside a battle that has become one of the most defining images of the First World War in a new United Kingdom £5 six-coin set. Coins commemorating Jack Cornwell VC […]

Royal Mint Gold Bullion Now Available

Royal Mint Gold Bullion Now Available

The Royal Mint has revealed the next stage in its expansion as a world class bullion supplier with the announcement that Royal Mint gold bullion is now eligible for holding in Small Investment Personal Pension (SIPP) and Small Self-Administered (SSAS) Schemes. Through its bullion trading platform, royalmintbullion.com, the 1,000-year-old organisation can now offer private individuals […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Trafalgar Square with 2016 UK £100 Coin

The Royal Mint is to feature a ‘snapshot’ of London’s Trafalgar Square on a limited-edition £100 fine silver commemorative coin – the third in a collection celebrating some of Britain’s most familiar landmarks and monuments. Royal Mint Coin Designers Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) spent time in Trafalgar Square […]

Royal Mint ‘Strikes Gold’ to Remember England’s FIFA World Cup™ Triumph 50 Years on

Royal Mint ‘Strikes Gold’ to Remember England’s FIFA World Cup™ Triumph 50 Years on

Fifty years since footballing legend Bobby Moore hoisted the Jules Rimet trophy in front of 96,924 fans at Wembley Stadium, The Royal Mint is celebrating this landmark moment in sporting history with the Football Association by inviting Stephanie Moore MBE to strike an official 1966 FIFA World Cup England™ 2016 Alderney £5 Coin to mark […]

World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

For the first time, The Royal Mint will throw open its doors to reveal how the nation’s coins are made and find their way into pockets and purses around the world. The Royal Mint Experience will allow the public to witness for the first time hundreds of moments from the history of British coins, with […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

Royal Mint Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

As the nation prepares to celebrate another landmark for the royal family, The Royal Mint has struck a new, special edition £5 coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Approved by The Queen herself, the coin features a design by acclaimed artist and sculptor Christopher Hobbs, and portrays a classical celebratory garland of […]

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’  Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

The Queen’s Beasts 2016 – The Lion – 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – 10 creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ […]

Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition

The Royal Mint is looking for young designers across South Wales to enter a competition to design both sides of a very special medal – lucky winners will have their design struck in bronze for presentation to Her Majesty The Queen to wish her a very happy 90th birthday. The Royal Mint Museum’s Education Manager […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

The Royal Mint has released its United Kingdom Precious Metal Proof coin sets for 2016, containing the nation’s definitive and commemorative coins for the year and struck to an exceptional standard highlighting every design detail. The sets for 2016 include the 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof and the 2016 United Kingdom Silver Proof coin sets, […]

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

What have Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, the Army and the Great Fire of London got in common? They are all themes that will be appearing in pockets, purses and piggy banks across Britain on The Royal Mint’s 2016 UK circulating coins. The history of The Royal Mint has been linked closely with the story of Britain […]

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

More than 30 years after The Royal Mint commenced production of Britain’s modern £1 coin, the last of the familiar gold-coloured coins rolled off the presses in December to make way for production of its new-look replacement, which will be brought into circulation in 2017. Traditionally, the design of the ‘round pound’ has celebrated the […]

Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

The Royal Mint has been recognised as finalists for three International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards at the recent Coin Conference in Madrid. The two-day Coin Conference is the only event specifically focused on coins and was attended by around 250 delegates from across the industry and around the world. […]

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

The Royal Mint 2016 Britannia Bullion Range

The Royal Mint 2016 Britannia Bullion Range

The Royal Mint has launched its Britannia 2016 999.9 fine gold and 999 fine silver coins for 2016. This 2016 issue features the fifth definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark for the first time, heralding a new chapter in The Royal Mint’s Britannia bullion story. The reverse will […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Reveals Coin Designs for 2016

Royal Mint Reveals Coin Designs for 2016

The Royal Mint has released its Annual Sets for 2016, revealing some exciting new designs for United Kingdom coins for the year ahead. 2016 will be a significant year for the nation’s coins and The Royal Mint itself; [2016] is the last year that the Annual Sets will contain the round £1 coin, and the […]

By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Royal Mint Launches 2016 Sovereign to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Mint has launched the latest collection of its world renowned flagship coin – The Sovereign – featuring a celebratory obverse portrait for one year only on Proof Sovereign coins, to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday year. This is only the second time in Queen Elizabeth’s reign that a commemorative portrait has […]

By November 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Kilo Bar to Mark a Year of Online Bullion from The Royal Mint

Gold Kilo Bar to Mark a Year of Online Bullion from The Royal Mint

  Marking the anniversary of a successful first year for the Bullion trading website, The Royal Mint has announced the addition of a new Kilo Gold Cast Bar to its offering. With a 57% increase in bullion sales since the launch of the trading site in September 2014, the 1,000-year-old organisation is expanding both the […]

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Launches 600th Anniversary Battle of Agincourt 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to strike coins commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, regarded as one of history’s greatest military victories for England’s King Henry V. The limited edition £5 coins will be struck in Silver Proof and Gold Proof for Alderney. Fought on 25 October 1415 this pivotal moment in the […]

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Royal Mint Reveals Remembrance Day 2015 Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognised symbol of remembrance – to honour servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The Royal Mint’s Remembrance Day coin for 2015 bears a poignant composition by Royal Mint Engraver […]

Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

Royal Mint Continues Shēngxiào Collection with 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed its design for the Lunar Year of the Monkey – an eagerly anticipated annual event in The Royal Mint’s launch calendar following the release of coins for the 2015 Year of the Sheep and the 2014 Year of the Horse. Known as the Chinese Zodiac or Shēngxiào Collection, The Royal […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited number of 750 Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St. George and the dragon reverse design. Appearing for the first time […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Issues First World War 100th Anniversary 2015 UK Five-Ounce Coin

Royal Mint Issues First World War 100th Anniversary 2015 UK Five-Ounce Coin

The Royal Mint’s five-year program of First World War commemorations continues with a new five-ounce coin – the second in a series of five-ounce coins marking the 100 year anniversary, each revealing its own unique story. Available in Gold Proof and Silver Proof, the coin’s reverse design is by world-respected sculptor James Butler MBE RA, […]

Looking Back to Wartime Britain: The Royal Mint’s Centenary Sovereign Set

Looking Back to Wartime Britain: The Royal Mint’s Centenary Sovereign Set

  The Royal Mint has paired The 1915 Sovereign with The Sovereign 2015, struck a century apart, and presented them in a limited-edition First World War Centenary Sovereign Set to mark the role of the classic coin in wartime Britain. Only 150 of these two-coin sets will be available. The Sovereign’s reputation is founded on […]

Nostalgia for a Coin Called ‘Bob’: The Royal Mint’s Pre-Decimal Coin Set

Nostalgia for a Coin Called ‘Bob’: The Royal Mint’s Pre-Decimal Coin Set

The Royal Mint is to conjure up memories of a time when pockets across Britain held coins with nicknames such as ‘bob’ and ‘tanner’ with the release of the Pre-Decimal Collection featuring vintage coins issued between 1937 and 1967. The Royal Mint has been making coinage for the kings and queens of Britain for over […]

 
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