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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 [...]

Captain Cook, one of the world’s greatest explorers, stars on new annual British coin series

By |2018-06-15T08:52:49+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Captain Cook, one of the world's greatest explorers, stars on new annual British coin series Responsible for expanding our knowledge of the world through some incredible voyages of discovery, Captain James Cook FRS is one of the greatest of the worlds explorers. Through a series of famous voyages in the mid-late eighteenth century, he mapped Newfoundland and he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern [...]

May, 2018

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations

By |2018-05-28T12:05:15+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Event, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations It has been a busy couple of years for Royal coin collectors with a whole string of landmark events around Queen Elizabeth II's groundbreaking reign. She has already become the longest reigning British monarch and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Chuck in what seems like an endless procession of marriages and births, and it's [...]

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain

By |2018-05-17T22:55:48+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain The Royal Mint is increasing its presence in the international gold and silver bullion coin markets with yet more new issues. Uncharacteristically for the mint, the last couple of years has seen a much bigger range of choice from the usual Britannia and Sovereigns that have served them [...]

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