Last July, more than a week before the Olympics start, The Royal Mint first revealed its commemorative London to Rio Olympic Games handover coins. On Monday, August 13, 2012, the Mint began selling them to the public.
Three of these coins are limited editions and composed of precious metals to proof qualities. The fourth is in cupro-nickel without stated mintages and in brilliant uncirculated quality [...]
Countless fans have taken the opportunity to admire the gold, silver and bronze victory medals awarded to winners at the 2012 London Olympic Games. While the medals serve as a symbol of the achievement, many view them as works of art.
That additional level of admiration is not without merit, thanks to the UK Royal Mint. The facility was responsible for [...]
The 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are scheduled to commence in London, England on July 27, 2012. Minting facilities from around the world have released special commemorative coins as part of the celebration of the games with the UK Royal Mint most recently issuing London 2012 UK Five Ounce Proof Coins in both gold and silver [...]
Circulating London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic 50p Commemorative Coins are popular, according to new data from the Royal Mint.
As the first UK coins designed by the public, more are collected than any other commemorative coin released into circulation since decimalization, the Mint states [...]
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Britannia proof coins from the Royal Mint. To acknowledge the milestone, special 2012 Britannia gold and silver proof coins have been released containing the original reverse design used on the inaugural 1987 issues.
Along with individual coins, the Royal Mint has also created special multi-coin sets for release as part of the anniversary celebration. Among them are nine-coin sets featuring the varying designs seen in the series since its debut [...]
The Gold Sovereign from the UK Royal Mint is a popular coin among collectors with a history dating back hundreds of years. The last sixty of those have been under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II who is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Acknowledging the importance that both coin and Queen hold in Britain, the Royal Mint has issued 2012 UK Gold Proof Sovereigns and 2012 UK Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Sovereigns which feature a new reverse design struck only for the Diamond Jubilee celebration [...]
The Royal Mint has released two commemorative coins marking the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic, the White Star Line passenger liner that struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean resulting in the death of 1,517 of 2,223 passengers.
The two centennial commemoratives authorized by the Government of Alderney include a limited minted Titanic 100th Anniversary 2012 £5 Alderney Silver Proof Coin for £82.50 and a Titanic 100th Anniversary 2012 £5 Alderney Uncirculated Coin at a price of £12.99 [...]
The Royal Mint (www.royalmint.com) is proud to announce the release of a commemorative Britannia silver bullion coin for 2012. Designed by Philip Nathan, this celebration coin has been struck with his classic 1987 image of the powerful maiden to mark the 25th anniversary of Britannia bullion coins.
Since her first appearance on English coins in the seventeenth-century, Britannia has grown to become a powerful emblem, personifying the spirit of Great Britain [...]
For Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Mint has unveiled the only official UK £5 coin struck to mark the historic occasion, featuring two new and exclusive portraits of the monarch.
Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS to celebrate a remarkable royal milestone, the portraits encapsulate The Queen’s 60 years on the throne, a regal achievement matched only by the reign of Queen Victoria, the Queen’s great-great grandmother.
The Royal Mint is accepting pre-orders for the Alderney Royal Wedding £1000 Gold Kilo coin.
The unique gold kilo coin, struck at the facility in Llantrisant, South Wales, is one of the official Royal Wedding coins approved by the Royal Household and the Government. It carries a price tag of £40,000 (about $59,292.00 USD on Friday, April 29) and its mintage has been limited to just 40 [...]