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January, 2019

Royal Mint launches five-coin fifty pence British Culture set of re-issues that sells out in a day

By |2019-01-15T15:13:17+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches five-coin fifty pence British Culture set of re-issues that sells out in a day It seems the British public have a previously unrecognised love affair with the good old 50 pence coin. Launched back in 1969 as the country switched over to the decimal system, the seven-sided coin was different in size and shape to the rest of the new coins. In recent years, [...]

The Royal Mint debuts its circulating coin designs for 2019 with a very British selection

By |2019-01-03T17:37:30+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint debuts its circulating coin designs for 2019 with a very British selection The first week of the New Year brings with it the unveiling of the Royal Mint's circulating currency specials and from there, the inevitable selection of proof silver and gold coins that we all know and love. All the coins below will be available individually as the year progresses, but at present, [...]

December, 2018

Tower of London is celebrated on a new four-coin Royal Mint collection starting with the ravens

By |2018-12-18T14:10:30+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Tower of London is celebrated on a new four-coin Royal Mint collection starting with the ravens Amongst the most iconic structures in the British capital, the Tower of London can trace its history back almost a millenium. The White Tower at its centre was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and housed its first prisoner, the Norman Bishop of Durham, Ranulf Flambard, just a few years [...]

November, 2018

Today is the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The Royal Mint remembers.

By |2018-11-11T12:19:33+00:00November 11th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Today is the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The Royal Mint remembers. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A time that has resonated throughout popular conciousness over the last century and the time that the First World War, also called the Great War, came to an end. A brutal war the likes of which had never been [...]

The Royal Mint celebrates 40 years of the perennial hit childrens picture book, The Snowman

By |2018-11-05T18:26:48+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint celebrates 40 years of the perennial hit childrens picture book, The Snowman First published back in 1978, Raymond Briggs' children's word-less picture book, The Snowman, debuted to critical acclaim. Telling the story of a young boy that builds a snowman which then comes to life, it was adapted to an Oscar-nominated animated short film in 1982. Much loved, especially in its British homeland, The [...]

October, 2018

Prince Charles is 70 and the Royal Mint issues another Royal coin to celebrate

By |2018-10-18T00:32:11+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Prince Charles is 70 and the Royal Mint issues another Royal coin to celebrate 2018 PRINCE CHARLES 70TH BIRTHDAY It's certainly been a busy few years for the Royal Mint with regards to royalty-themed numismatics. A seemingly never ending procession of weddings, births, birthdays and landmarks has led to a seemingly never ending procession of new coins in celebration.  There are no signs of a slowing down [...]

September, 2018

Royal Mint continues to expand its bullion range with the ten ounce silver Valiant

By |2018-09-10T22:05:36+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint continues to expand its bullion range with the ten ounce silver Valiant 2018 SILVER VALIANT You certainly can't accuse the Royal Mint of resting on its laurels when it comes to bullion coins. After years of having a very limited range, the last couple of years has seen a veritable explosion in new designs, headlined by the exceptional Queen's Beast's series. Now [...]

August, 2018

The Falcon of the Plantagenets is the fifth proof Queen’s Beast coin from the Royal Mint

By |2018-08-28T12:56:21+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Falcon of the Plantagenets is the fifth proof Queen's Beast coin from the Royal Mint It's Queen's Beasts time again and the Royal Mint have debuted the fifth coin in the proof range, one that has a slightly different order of release to the bullion coins. Those who are familiar with the range will know exactly what's on offer as there are no fundamental changes, although [...]

July, 2018

The eagerly awaited proof Britannia is here for 2018 with a full range and three precious metals

By |2018-07-02T18:07:10+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The eagerly awaited proof Britannia is here for 2018 with a full range and three precious metals One of the most anticipated releases in the numismatic calendar, the Royal Mint's proof Britannia range has garnered considerable admiration over the last half-decade, especially since Jody Clark's beautiful 2014 issue caused a stir. Today's the day the 2018 design is offered for sale for the first time and the [...]

June, 2018

The Royal Mint’s next big thing? Paddington Bear is 60 and a new coin range celebrates.

By |2018-06-18T09:49:05+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's next big thing? Paddington Bear is 60 and a new coin range celebrates. The Royal Mint had a hit with its Tales of Peter Rabbit coins, with three series of four coins issued from 2016-2018, but inevitably there has been a slowing of interest. Sure that the core concept of a 50 pence coin range celebrating popular literary icons is still sound, the mint [...]

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