July, 2020

Music Legends from the Royal Mint follows legendary band ‘Queen’ with the equally iconic Rocketman, Elton John

By |2020-07-06T00:02:46+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

It was in January that the Royal Mint surprised us all with the debut of its new 'Music Legends' range. Launching with one of the biggest bands in history - Queen - the collaboration with music management company Bravado and Universal Music Group, opened up quite a bit of speculation on who would be next. In a very rare example of us guessing correctly, Elton John is the next subject. The Queen coin appears [...]

June, 2020

DINOSAURIA: HYLAEOSAURUS (2020, ROYAL MINT)

By |2020-06-01T02:59:59+01:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: QLM, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The third and last of the Royal Mint's excellent 50p dinosaur coin set is available to purchase from today and rounds out what has been an attractive trio. Produced in conjunction with the Natural History Museum in London, the coins depict the beast in colour, with a close up of a fossil, also in colour, and some un-coloured flora in the background field. The name of an early palaeontologist sits proudly at the [...]

May, 2020

Royal Mint rounds out its celebration of Captain Cook’s seminal voyage of discovery with third £2 coin

By |2020-05-18T20:13:40+01:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

One of the most well known and well respected explorers in history, Captain James Cook has had a fair amount of representation in the numismatic world of late. This is helped in no small amount by his history of voyages to Australasia and the amount of mints currently issuing from the reason, but even up here in his homeland, the occasion is marked.The Royal Mint have just issued the third and last annual £2 coin [...]

March, 2020

For the fifth and final time, the Royal Mint brings Peter Rabbit to its 50p coin range

By |2020-03-19T02:29:00+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

For the fifth and final time, the Royal Mint brings Peter Rabbit to its 50p coin range One of the first Royal Mint licenced fifty pence coins to generate a buying frenzy, the debut Peter Rabbit coin, released in 2016, sold out its 15,000 mintage in barely a week. Three other character coins were released through that year, and in 2017 they returned with four new designs. Even [...]

William Wordsworth, the beloved poet, is remembered by the Royal Mint on a new coin trio

By |2020-03-10T19:31:50+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

William Wordsworth, the beloved poet, is remembered by the Royal Mint on a new coin trio Along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth is credited with helping launch the Romantic Age in English literature, when the pair collaborated on a book called Lyrical Ballads, in 1798, Coleridge contributed four works to the book, including his legendary The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, making up about a third of its [...]

Royal Mint launches a cool new James Bond 007 range with top versions pricier than a Moneypenny

By |2020-03-01T23:11:19+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches a cool new James Bond 007 range with top versions pricier than a Moneypenny The coolest secret agent in movie history, James Bond - Codename 007 - is a franchise juggernaut. Springing from the mind of actual ex-spy Ian Fleming in 1953, Bond appeared in twelve novels and two short-story collections by his creator, with a further eight authors adding to canon. It's the movies [...]

February, 2020

The White Horse of Hanover continues the Royal Mint’s popular trip through The Queen’s Beasts

By |2020-02-24T15:19:25+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The White Horse of Hanover continues the Royal Mint's popular trip through The Queen's Beasts There are few coin collectors that don't look forward to the next release in the Royal Mint's superb 'The Queen's Beasts' coin range, whether it be the bullion variants, or the beautiful proof coins we're looking at here. Now on its eighth proof release, although the bullion version will be the ninth, we're very [...]

The early dinosaur discoveries are showcased by the Royal Mint and the Natural History Museum

By |2020-02-13T13:54:12+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The early dinosaur discoveries are showcased by the Royal Mint and the Natural History Museum As a dinosaur enthusiast, it's great to see increased activity in the genre so early in 2020 with both the Austrian Mint's coloured base-metal offerings and the New Zealand Mint's silver T-Rex coin kicking the new year off in fine form. It's a pleasure to add the Royal Mint to the mix with an [...]

2020 proof Britannia range launches with a huge range of sizes and sets from the Royal Mint

By |2020-02-10T13:06:30+00:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

2020 proof Britannia range launches with a huge range of sizes and sets from the Royal Mint Another early in the year release for the Royal mint's iconic Britannia series of proof coins and it's as expansive as ever. Ice sculptor James Tottle is having his first crack at designing this series and has done a very nice job of it. A little busy in the background, perhaps, [...]

January, 2020

British music giants Queen, kick off the Royal Mint’s new ‘Music legends’ coin series

By |2020-01-22T14:14:42+00:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

British music giants Queen, kick off the Royal Mint's new 'Music legends' coin series While not exactly rare, we don't tend to see a huge number of coins celebrating the world of music. However, there was bound to be an increase in interest after the sell out popularity of the AC/DC coins issued by both Coin Invest, and the Royal Australian Mint in 2018. We certainly didn't expect [...]

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