Royal Mint launches new service to authenticate and value pre-decimal coins

March 29, 2018 - For anyone who has ever wondered if their pre-decimal coin is genuine and how much it might be worth, The Royal Mint has launched a brand new service that will now reveal all. The 1,100-year-old organisation’s long-awaited UK pre-decimal (before 1971) coin authentication and valuation service is available via its website.

A gold coin issued by George III in 1776. George reigned for over forty years and left behind a lot of beautiful coins.

A gold coin issued by George III in 1776. George reigned for over forty years and left behind a lot of beautiful coins.

The Royal Mint Collector Services team has unparalleled knowledge on British pre-decimal coin history, and is well placed to help coin collectors gain a deeper understanding of their coins. Customers can choose from three levels of service - online, standard or premium - to identify, authenticate and value their coins. Customers of the Premium service will even benefit from Royal Mint certificate signed by the Deputy Master of the Mint to authenticate their coin.

Anne Jessopp, CEO of The Royal Mint, said “As a trusted organisation with an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,000 years, customers have been asking us to value and authenticate their pre-decimal coins for some time.

“Following the announcement this year that we will be growing our presence in the collector services market, I am delighted that we are launching a service that makes the respected opinion of our experts more easily accessible for our customers.”

Coin that pictures Queen Elisabeth II riding a horse (1977).

Coin that pictures Queen Elisabeth II riding a horse (1977).

The Royal Mint itself holds one of the finest collections of coins, medals, artwork and minting equipment in the world. Coins can offer important insights into the history of the United Kingdom, highlighting the economics, technology, art, politics and ceremonies of the nation.

For more information on The Royal Mint’s authentication and valuation service, please follow this link. Other facilities currently offered under The Royal Mint’s Collector Services include secure storage for valuable possessions from documents and artwork to collectables and heirlooms.

The Royal Mint website can be found here.

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