August, 2019

Paddington Bear is back for the second year with a pair of new Royal Mint releases

By |2019-08-13T02:08:52+01:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Paddington Bear is back for the second year with a pair of new Royal Mint releases After a long run of Beatrix Potter coins, the Royal Mint added another iconic British children's character to its repertoire last year with a pair of coins celebrating the 60th birthday of Paddington Bear. Sticking with the heptagonal fifty pence coin, this seems to be the mints format of choice for [...]

July, 2019

Biggest Sovereign variant and the double thickness Piedfort join the Royal Mints 2019 range

By |2019-07-22T12:49:30+01:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Biggest Sovereign variant and the double thickness Piedfort join the Royal Mints 2019 range A perennial fixture on the numismatic calendar, and an absolute icon in the history of coins, the Royal Mint's Sovereign range carrying Benedetto Pistrucci's superb St George and the Dragon design sees the addition of its biggest variant today. The standard Sovereign has always been a 7.98 gram 22 kt gold coin, and other issues [...]

June, 2019

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.

By |2019-06-07T07:42:05+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Gilded, Military, Gold, Silver, Canada, France, Gibraltar, Niue Island, Tanzania, United Kingdom|

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]

March, 2019

Royal Mint reissues £20 Welsh Dragon silver coin and makes it available online for the first time since 2016

By |2019-03-25T01:10:56+01:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, News Nuggets, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint reissues £20 Welsh Dragon silver coin and makes it available online for the first time since 2016 The Royal Mint's controversial £20 coin series has all but vanished except for a single coin released annually that sells in the visitor centre at their Welsh headquarters. A neat, but regurgitated Welsh Dragon design was made available on the mints website back in 2016, but 2017 and 2018 [...]

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running

By |2019-03-19T17:45:38+01:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Peter Rabbit is back at the Royal Mint with new coins for the fourth year running The bunny is back for the fourth consecutive annual release of coins celebrating the work of Beatrix Potter. Four coins were first launched to an extremely eager buying public in 2016 and following that with an even more frantic launch in 2017 with four new entrants, and a third set of [...]

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin

By |2019-03-12T22:40:06+01:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin Last March 14th was a particularly sad day when it was announced that one of the world's greatest visionaries, pProfessor Stephen Hawking, had passed away. In 1961, at the age of just 23, Hawking was told he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a particularly nasty, fatal, and rapidly progressing disease [...]

February, 2019

Queens Beasts coin series enters its second half with the launch of the proof Yale of Beaufort range

By |2019-02-22T12:23:08+01:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Queens Beasts coin series enters its second half with the launch of the proof Yale of Beaufort range Now six coins into a ten coin range, the Royal Mint's Queens Beasts series today sees the addition of the Yale of Beaufort. A strange 'goat-like' creature, the Yale is depicted by Jody Clark in the same style that has characterised every issue to date. Resplendant above a heraldic [...]

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms

By |2019-02-19T23:10:34+01:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

New UK 1oz gold bullion coin dips into the past design catalogue and pulls out the Royal Arms As if the Britannia, Shengxiao Lunars, Queens Beasts and others aren't prrofthat the Royal Mint are taking the bullion coin market seriously, they've added another design to the portfolio. No silver this time, just a one-ounce fine gold offering, and it appears to be one with an unrestricted mintage in [...]

The Royal Mint’s latest frenzy-inducing childrens literature coin release is The Gruffalo

By |2019-02-19T21:43:40+01:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's latest frenzy-inducing childrens literature coin release is The Gruffalo Following The Snowman and various Beatrix Potter series, the Royal Mint today launched The Gruffalo. Based on a 2009 childrens book, it joins those previous issues in adorning a seven-sided 50 pence. As before, the primary issue is an 8 gram sterling silver item with selective colouration, backed up by an uncoloured 22kt gold variant. A [...]

Royal Mint launches early 2019 Britannia with a matching BU version in tow. New bullion coming?

By |2019-02-04T12:42:52+01:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches 2019 Britannia with a matching BU version in tow. New bullion coming? A favourite release of many coin collectors every year, the Royal Mint's iconic proof Britannia range has been the subject of much annual anticipation since Jody Clark's stunning 2014 burst onto the scene to universal acclaim. The mint usually debuts this range around July time, but it's been brought forward to today [...]

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