The British Royal Mint has launched a new online site featuring a refreshing design, easier navigation, interactive elements, and more detail for coins and their history.
A welcomed improvement is within the product pages. The top panel contains an interactive element featuring each coin’s design through various image sideshows.
Retained is the ability to zoom into the coin for a closer look. New is the 360 degree spin on selected coins enabling collectors to better see both sides of the coin in greater detail.
The lower panel has changed to an interface of tabs with "Overview," "Background & History" and "Specifications." In the past, a click on specifications launched a new window that could get "lost" easily. Also previously, a coin’s overview and history were on the same page, requiring extra scrolling to find either.
The site’s top navigation now utilizes more space, making it easier and less click intensive to navigate.
To check out all the new website features, visit:
About the Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is a department of government and its primary responsibility remains the provision of the United Kingdom coinage. Its reputation, however, extends beyond this and internationally it has a reputation for making some fascinating coins for over 100 countries.
The history of the Royal Mint itself stretches back over 1100 years. There is an unbroken link from the scattered workshops of the moneyers of Anglo-Saxon London to a single mint within the Tower of London, from a purpose-built premises at Tower Hill to the huge modern coining plant in South Wales.
In April 1975 the Mint was established as a Government Trading Fund, operationally very similar to a government-owned company.