September, 2019

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration

By |2019-09-16T22:28:41+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration The Royal Mint's beautiful Jody Clark-penned Queen's Beasts series of ten British heraldic coins continues its march towards conclusion with the seventh proof release to date - the 2020 White Lion of Mortimer. The bullion variant isn't covered here (we're working on one of our Bullion Coin Profiles for them), but [...]

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes

By |2019-09-11T12:44:15+01:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes The Royal Mint's latest Remembrance Day coin is now available and has been issued in a gold variant for the first time. This year marks the 100th time that the Remembrance Day service has been held, starting just one year after the end of what until then had been mankind's greatest conflagration.This [...]

2020 LUNARS: Royal Mint adds to its Shengxiao series with a new style for the Year of the Rat

By |2019-09-02T17:40:41+01:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

2020 LUNARS: Royal Mint adds to its Shengxiao series with a new style for the Year of the Rat Now seven years old, the Royal Mints Shēngxiào Collection has always been a slightly eccentric take on the whole Lunar Calendar style of coin. Initially employing British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho to design the coin range, they were unusual, but polarising, so last year, the mint changed designer to [...]

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 |2019-09-16T21:40:23+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 [...]

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