British Royal Mint

Queen Hands Out Royal Maundy Money at Blackburn CathedralContinuing a Christian tradition that dates back centuries, Queen Elizabeth II marked Holy Thursday today, April 17, 2014, by handing out Maundy money during a ceremony held at Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire, England.

This year 88 men and 88 women received the coins in two separate purses as part of the Royal Maundy Service […]


2014 £2 Britannia and Lunar Mule Error Coins Graded by PCGSVarieties of bullion 2014 £2 Britannia and 2014 £2 Lunar Year of the Horse mule error coins have been authenticated, graded and certified by the Paris Submission Center of Professional Coin Grading Service.

A mule error happens when an obverse die for one coin is used along with a reverse die for a different coin […]


Royal Birth 2013 UK £5 Silver Sovereign CoinWilliam and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, introduced their baby boy to the public on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, one day after his birth. The Royal Mint also just unveiled its official commemorative coin of the Royal Birth, noting that 30% of the allotted mintage sold within the first few hours.

Struck in a proof finish especially for collectors, the 2013 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin uniquely features the sovereign design that is traditionally restricted to gold coins […]


Royal Mint 2013 Lucky Silver Penny for UK Babies Born on July 22It’s a boy! This exclamation has been plastered all over news outlets since the announcement that Prince William’s wife Kate gave birth to a boy today, July 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM (London Time).

Coin enthusiasts also have additional reason to be interested in the event since the Royal Mint has […]


London to Rio Olympic Games Handover CoinsLast 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 […]


London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic MedalsCountless 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 […]

{ 1 comment }

London 2012 UK 5 Oz Gold and Silver Proof CoinsThe 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 CoinsCirculating 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 […]

{ 1 comment }

2012 Britannia Gold and Silver Proof CoinsThis 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 […]


2012 UK Gold SovereignsThe 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 […]