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 [...]

Agatha Christie, The Mayflower and George III headline a fine mix of new coins from the Royal Mint for 2020

By |2020-01-09T13:28:56+00:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Agatha Christie, The Mayflower and George III headline a fine mix of new coins from the Royal Mint for 2020 Time for the Royal Mints annual core selection of commemorative coin designs to be revealed and it's another very iconic British selection. There's the usual four bimetallic £2 coins, including the Britannia style issue (not to be confused with the main proof Britannia release), a £5 coin, and [...]

November, 2019

Dipping into its rich past, the Royal Mint resurrects the classic Una and the Lion for stunning new coin

By |2019-11-25T16:31:32+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Dipping into its rich past, the Royal Mint resurrects the classic Una and the Lion for stunning new coin It was only last month that Una and the Lion returned to the coin world with the East India Company issuing a range reinterpreting the concept with a design both updating the original, but sympathetic to its classic roots. Now it seems like the Royal Mint itself has decided to [...]

The Snowman returns to the Royal Mint as it expands its 50p licenced coin selection for 2019

By |2019-11-07T17:34:39+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Snowman returns to the Royal Mint as it expands its 50p licenced coin selection for 2019 Back for the second year, The Snowman rejoins an ever-growing range of classics that the Royal Mint is putting on its fifty pence coin range, alongside the recent Wallace & Gromit, Paddington and Gruffalo issues. The same range as usual, comprising an 8g sterling silver coin and a 15.5 gram [...]

October, 2019

Wallace and Gromit are the latest classic characters to join the Royal Mint’s ever expanding range

By |2019-10-28T22:00:52+00:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Wallace and Gromit are the latest classic characters to join the Royal Mint’s ever expanding range Beatrix Potter, the Gruffalo, Paddington, and the Snowman are all classics of children's literature and motion media that have enraptured people for decades. What they also have in common is appearing on a shiny piece of metal with the Queens head on the back. Each of these icons has been the subject of [...]

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 [...]

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