The Royal Mint releases its penultimate Queen’s Beasts proof coin range – White Greyhound of Richmond

By |2020-09-21T11:51:36+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint releases its penultimate Queen's Beasts proof coin range - White Greyhound of Richmond We've already covered the last of the Queen's Beasts bullion coins with a new Bullion Coin Profile of the whole ten-coin series, so we won't go over the whole thing again. The main difference as far as this release goes, is [...]

It’s 400 years since the historic Mayflower voyage and the two countries celebrate together with numismatic sets

By |2020-09-04T21:46:10+01:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: History, Gold, Medallion, Silver, Royal Mint, US Mint, United Kingdom, United States|

It's 400 years since the historic Mayflower voyage and the two countries celebrate together with numismatic sets A big part of early modern US history, the voyage of the Mayflower is one of a select group of nation defining events that are universally considered worthy of numismatic commemoration. The plucky tale of a group of colonists setting [...]

Proof versions of the Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Lunar range for the Year of the Ox are revealed in gold & silver

By |2020-09-02T17:36:02+01:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Proof versions of the Royal Mint's Shengxiao Lunar range for the Year of the Ox are revealed in gold & silver Just out for its eighth issue, the Royal Mints Shēngxiào Collection continues with its eclectic take on the ancient Asian calendar that has become such a popular part of the numismatic market. The first six issues [...]

The Royal Mint marks the anniversary of the end of the world’s greatest and deadliest conflict with a poignant coin

By |2020-08-11T19:28:15+01:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint marks the anniversary of the end of the world's greatest and deadliest conflict with a poignant coin The biggest, most widespread, and most destructive war in human history ended just a short 75 years ago. The Second World War certainly hasn't ended war - something that remains a core element in [...]

Royal Mint marks the 150th anniversary of the British Red Cross with a new commemorative coin

By |2020-07-30T00:25:28+01:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

With everything going on around the world regarding the current pandemic, the Royal Mints latest issue comes as a timely reminder of the extensive history of medical care undertaken by the UK for such a long time. The British Red Cross was founded 150 years ago, just 7 years after the inception of the International Red Cross in Switzerland. Since [...]

FIVE SOVEREIGN PIECE (2020, Royal Mint)

By |2020-07-27T12:07:18+01:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Bullion, Gold, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Today sees the release of the biggest annual British Sovereign coin, the Five Sovereign. The same size and weight as a typical £5 gold coin from the Royal Mint, it weighs 39.94 grams of 22kt 0.9167 gold (36.6 grams fine), so quite a bit more than the usual one troy ounce (31.1g). The design is pretty much [...]

The Royal Mint’s ‘Innovation in Science’ series celebrates Rosalind Franklin’s groundbreaking work with DNA

By |2020-07-29T19:41:50+01:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

In amongst all the intellectual giants that have inhabited the world of science and technology, there are those equally worthy of recognition, but haven't received it for one reason or another. One such scientist is Rosalind Franklin, who contributed groundbreaking work to one of our most important fields, yet was sadly struck down by ovarian cancer at the young age [...]

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 [...]

DINOSAURIA: HYLAEOSAURUS (2020, ROYAL MINT)

By |2020-06-01T02:59:59+01:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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