Royal Mint

2009 marks 40 years since the introduction of the UK’s most distinctive circulation coin – the 50p piece. To mark this defining moment in British currency, The Royal Mint is proud to make available for the very first time a 16-coin silver Proof set celebrating the many commemorative designs to have graced the coin. The […]

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The Royal Mint has presented HRH The Prince of Wales, with a special gold edition of a medallion struck to commemorate the golden anniversary of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry) who have been serving in Afghanistan recently. The Prince of Wales is Colonel-in-Chief of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, but […]

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The Royal Mint is delighted to introduce the 2009 Britannia collection, featuring Philip Nathan’s famous 1997 design of Britannia standing tall in her chariot.

Royal Mint 2009 Britannia Gold Proof Coins

His stunning design appears on the reverse, while the current portrait of Her Majesty the Queen takes pride of place on the obverse – the first time that the two designs have appeared alongside each other on a gold coin.  

The 2009 collection is the eighth in a series of Britannia commemorative coins to be released since their inception by the Royal Mint in 1987. Unusually for UK gold coins, the Britannia Collection is struck to 22 carat gold Proof quality, but with a small quantity of silver added to the alloy, resulting in a brilliant yellow gold finish.

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The Royal Mint has today reported another profitable and successful year, demonstrating the commitment to long-term sustainable growth. An operating profit before exceptional items and interest of £8.2 million (2007-08: £9.6m) was realised in spite of the challenging global economic environment, meaning the Royal Mint will pay a dividend of £4.0 million (2007-08: £3.9m) into […]

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In 2012, London will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the most prestigious sporting events in the world. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the Royal Mint was joined by Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington OBE to launch the first Countdown Coin, a special £5 coin counting down three years to the exciting event. Rebecca comments: […]

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The Royal Mint has announced another year of financial success and improved profitability – a further year of improved performance. An operating profit before exceptional items of £9. 6 million (2006-07: £8. 7m) has been delivered on sales of £131. 8 million, and profit after exceptional items and interest was £7. 2 million, compared with […]

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Shield of Royal Arms to feature on first new design in 40 years The Royal Mint today unveiled innovative new designs to feature on the reverse of seven of the United Kingdom’s coins. Chosen through a public competition that attracted more than 4,000 entries, the coins feature different details of the Shield of the Royal […]

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