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Royal Mint Unveils Doctor Who Medals

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 £5 Crown Coin Keeps Big Ben Striking on Time

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...

First Child Ever to Design UK Coin Revealed

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...

Silver Proof Set Celebrates 40th Year of UK 50p

2009 marks 40 years since the introduction of the UK's most distinctive circulation coin - the 50p piece. To mark this defining moment in...

Royal Mint Honours HRH The Prince of Wales to Mark Regiment’s 50th Anniversary

The Royal Mint has presented HRH The Prince of Wales, with a special gold edition of a medallion struck to commemorate the golden anniversary...

2009 UK Britannia Four Coin Silver Proof Set

The British Royal Mint has released the 2009 UK Britannia Four Coin Silver Proof Set which includes a £2 coin, a £1 coin, a...

British Royal Mint Unveils Glorious 2009 Britannia Gold Proof Collection

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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UK 20p Undated Error Coins Commanding Huge Premiums

UK 20p coin, reverse sideNews of an error in UK's Royal Mint 20 pence coin (20p) blasted through the media this week, creating an intensified fervor in collectors trying to find and buy the coins.

Prices for the coin, which have a face value of about 33 cents US, have shot up with auction bidding reaching as high as several hundred dollars. (See current eBay auctions.)

According to reports, the Mint issued tens of thousands "year-less" 20p coins toward the end of 2008.

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The British Royal Mint Unveils Annual Report 2008-09

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...

2009 UK Henry VIII £5 Anniversary Coins Launched

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the ascension of a king considered to be controversial at the least, the Royal Mint has issued the 2009 UK Henry VIII £5 coins. These coins are available in platinum, gold, silver and cupro-nickel.

2009 UK Henry VIII £5 Anniversary Silver and Gold Coins

Dave Knight, Director of Commemorative Coins at the Mint, explains the choice for these commemorative coins:

 

"Love him or hate him, Henry VIII is undoubtedly one of history's most influential monarchs. His reign changed the face of England forever and we felt it was essential that this remarkable period of history was commemorated with a lasting and treasured memento."

 

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