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For the first time in its 1,100 year long history the Royal Mint is releasing a series of coins, designed by members of the British public, into nationwide circulation. Depicting the power and passion of the world’s greatest sporting event, the 50p coins showcase each of the 29 Olympic and Paralympic sports to be contested […]

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Britannia once again majestically adorns a new collection of gold and silver coins released by the British Royal Mint within its 2010 Britannia Silver and Gold Collections.

2010 UK Britannia Gold and Silver Coin

These coins come in four different sizes including one ounce, one half ounce, one quarter ounce and one tenth ounce — with all of them featuring a new design of Britannia on the reverse as envisioned by artist Suzie Zamit.

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The Royal Mint has released its new limited edition £1 London coin in gold and silver, which is part of the new series of four £1 coins representing the UK’s capital cities. 2010 £1 London Gold and Silver Coins Begin New UK Cities Series (Click to Enlarge) The series has been designed with a contemporary […]

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A sixteen-year-old schoolboy from Rishworth School, Halifax has entered the history books today after becoming the first teenager to design a British coin. Theo Crutchley-Mack Designed Olympic Cycling 50p Coin Theo Crutchley-Mack entered a nationwide secondary school competition, organised by the Royal Mint, in April 2009, to create a London Olympic Games cycling themed 50p. […]

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Doctor Who fans are in for a treat this week, thanks to the launch of a limited-edition range of Doctor Who medals from the Royal Mint. Royal Mint Doctor Who Medal – CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Licensed to the Royal Mint by BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, the new medals feature iconic characters from […]

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For the first time in Big Ben’s 150 year history, a new £5 Crown, from the Royal Mint is being used to help London’s iconic clock keep time.  The 2009 Big Ben £5 Crown was today placed inside the movement of the Great Clock and will play an essential role in maintaining its famous accuracy. […]

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Nine-year-old Florence Jackson, from Bristol, was today revealed as the first child ever to work with the Royal Mint to design a UK coin. Florence won the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design a coin celebrating London 2012 by taking part in a CBBC Blue Peter competition. The competition proved one of the show’s all time most […]

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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 British Royal Mint has released the 2009 UK Britannia Four Coin Silver Proof Set which includes a £2 coin, a £1 coin, a 50p coin and a 20p coin. Making this collection unique is the fact that for the first time an image of Britannia is accompanied by a portrait of the current Queen […]

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