Tag: Modern UK Coins

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Over the weekend, British media (especially the tabloids) began to report that a man had discovered a counterfeit version of the new 12-sided one-pound coin. Roy Wright, a 48-year-old charity worker from Addlestone in Surrey, England, noticed the suspect coin while giving a tip to a delivery man. After […]

Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Peter Rabbit will be joined by three additional characters throughout 2017. All four designs will find their way into UK publics’ pockets and purses later this year The Royal Mint has today announced that four new designs will be added to the Beatrix Potter collection for 2017. The 50p coins, finished in full color, will […]

Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

Royal Mint Launches ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ Queen’s Beasts Bullion Coins

Royal Mint Launches ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ Queen’s Beasts Bullion Coins

The ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ to feature on Royal Mint gold and silver bullion coins A dramatic interpretation of the heraldic ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ is to feature on a range of bullion coins that will be available to purchase direct from The Royal Mint later this month. Due to be launched in mid-March, those […]

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Mint in the U.K. has over eight centuries of experience under its belt. Yet even the best coining operations occasionally make errors. When they do, you had better bet that collectors are searching for those rarities! Currently, the hottest error-coin craze in Britain centers around […]

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 27, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 27, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 27, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Should bank tellers reveal the value of old coins? A teenager takes a bunch of old coins, some of them may be of silver or antiques, to a bank and gets just the face value of them in exchange. The question, […]

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016 Current Events 1.) The reasons Saudi Arabia stopped issuing paper riyals “The number of one Riyal banknotes constitutes half of the banknotes in circulation. This posed challenges and it was thus decided to gradually replace it with coins,” the monetary said… 2.) Venezuela to replace high […]

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Second Queen’s Beasts Release from Royal Mint Arrives at APMEX

Second Queen’s Beasts Release from Royal Mint Arrives at APMEX

The Royal Mint’s second release of The Queen’s Beasts Series – The Griffin – is now available at APMEX! The Griffin of Edward III is the second beast to be featured in the 10-coin series from The Royal Mint. Jody Clark, acclaimed coin designer for The Royal Mint, is the talent behind the Queen’s Beasts […]

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The Royal Mint Selects Designer for 2016 Remembrance Day Coin

The Royal Mint Selects Designer for 2016 Remembrance Day Coin

A Royal Mint coin designer has taken inspiration from the wreath that lies at the foot of The Royal Mint’s on-site war memorial for the design of the organization’s 2016 commemorative £5 Remembrance Day coin. The memorial is formed of bricks from The Royal Mint’s previous location on Tower Hill, and honors colleagues who have […]

World Coins – Royal Mint Celebrates 200 Years of Pistrucci Gold Sovereign

World Coins – Royal Mint Celebrates 200 Years of Pistrucci Gold Sovereign

The Royal Mint has launched The Sovereign 2017 collection to mark the 200th anniversary of the world famous coin, which was reborn in 1817. Following on from the sell-out of the 2016 Sovereign, this year’s collection is expected to be particularly well received. While The Sovereign’s full story is more than five centuries old, it […]

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

Pound No Longer ‘Round’: Businesses Get Ready for Historic New £1 Coin

Pound No Longer ‘Round’: Businesses Get Ready for Historic New £1 Coin

A new campaign to support retailers and other major businesses to prepare for the historic new £1 coin has been launched On November 1 a new website went live – as part of the ‘Is your business ready campaign?’ – that provides businesses with materials aimed to support them in their preparation for the new […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting […]

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

The Battle of Hastings 1066 – it’s when William the Conqueror beat King Harold to change the timeline of Britain forever, and the date most quoted by Britons when asked which one they remember best from school. The Royal Mint, maker of coins for over 1,000 years for British monarchs including both William and Harold, […]

Royal Mint UK Celebrates William Shakespeare on New Proof Silver Coin

Royal Mint UK Celebrates William Shakespeare on New Proof Silver Coin

At over 1,000 years old and Britain’s oldest manufacturer, The Royal Mint must be one of the few organizations that can claim to have its products referenced throughout the works of Shakespeare. Royal Mint coins such as the halfpenny, farthing and noble have all taken their turn on the Shakespearean stage, in plays that include […]

The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated event, with the ‘rooster’ the latest animal to join the 1,100 year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. It is the fourth coin to be issued in The Royal Mint’s lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed […]

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results […]

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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 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 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 Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Following the recent announcement of the arrangements for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the royal household has agreed that The Royal Mint should create a range of official United Kingdom coins to commemorate this historic event. The Royal Mint will create these new coins to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening, which will take place […]

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

Following the issue by The Royal Mint of the only official United Kingdom coin to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the organisation is to strike precious metal variants of the coin in the lead-up to Britain’s commemoration of the event. The Magna Carta £2 records the moment 800 years […]

Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

APMEX offers the chance to win a trip to London and a VIP tour of the Royal Mint. APMEX, Inc. announced today that they are awarding an exclusive trip to the world-renowned Royal Mint to one lucky winner. The trip, valued at over $7,500 USD, will include roundtrip airfare and accommodations for five nights for […]

 
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