Three Graces returns to the Royal Mint with an attractive new range of gold and silver bullion bars

One of the biggest hits in the coin world over the last couple of years have undoubtably been the Royal Mint’s stunning ‘Great Engravers’ coins. Releasing classic designs using updated dies from the original Victorian-era originals, they’ve been simply outstanding coins. We’ve already had Una & the Lion, The Three Graces, and the Gothic Crown, and collectors queue up in the thousands to buy new releases when they appear.

Because of this, the coins soon appreciate rapidly on the secondary market, and issues that were barely affordable for many on release, soon become unattainable. Fortunately, the Royal Mint decided to take that concept and apply it to a range of undenominated bullion bars. The first of them, Una & the Lion, was not a copy of the coin original, but a design heavily inspired by it, and done in a more contemporary style by Jody Clark. It nevertheless remained a gorgeous piece. Daniel Thorne has done an equally impressive job with The Three Graces.

It seems like every producer has dabbled with The Three Graces, including the East India Company, Mint XXI, and Powercoin, but these are usually higher-end issues, so the presence of these bars, priced in the typical bullion range, is most welcome. We have a one-ounce silver Una bar here, and it lives up to expectations. The range is unchanged from Una & the Lion, a single gold (1 oz), and a trio of silver (1 oz, 10 oz, 100 oz), the biggest of which is an LPM exclusive. A super piece with obvious appeal to the stacker. Available from today.


The Royal Mint has employed some of the greatest engravers to work on British coinage over its 1,100-year history. Remastered for investors, The Great Engravers minted bullion bar series celebrates their most iconic designs. Inspired by the resurgence of interest in classical art during the early nineteenth century, William Wyon RA recast the daughters of Zeus as three figures representing the recently united nations of England, Scotland and Ireland in his Three Graces design. This design grew to become one of the world’s most sought-after coin designs among numismatists.

The original design has been skilfully reinterpreted on a bullion bar by Royal Mint designer, Daniel Thorne. This new design of the Three Graces symbolises the reputation and history that underpin The Royal Mint’s precious metals offering, whilst breathing new life into a classic design.

Andrew Dickey, Divisional Director of Precious Metals at The Royal Mint comments: “As the UK’s home of precious metals, we are delighted to feature the Three Graces as the next design in our Great Engravers minted bullion bar series, combining intricate and iconic designs with precious metals investment products. Our Great Engravers minted bullion bar series offers an opportunity for investors to own physical gold or silver as part of their investment while also admiring the craftsmanship and details of the bar’s design.”

COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver 0.9999 silver 0.9999 silver 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 31.11 grams 311.04 grams 3,110 grams 31.104 grams
DIMENSIONS 50.14mm x 29.16mm 89.79mm x 51.74mm 132.7mm x 78.8mm 50.14mm x 29.16mm
FINISH Bullion Bullion Bullion Bullion
MODIFICATIONS None None LPM Exclusive None
MINTAGE 36,000 6,100 1,200 4,000
BOX / C.O.A. Blisterpack Blisterpack Box Blisterpack