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The Royal Mint’s Largest Coin

The Royal Mint has produced its largest coin in its 1,100-year history to celebrate the conclusion of its Queen’s Beasts collection. A team of master craftspeople produced the coin over 400 hours – including four days of polishing.

The Royal Mint Appoints Jörg Sassmannshausen as Regional Director of Sales

The Royal Mint has appointed Jörg Sassmannshausen as a Regional Director of Sales. He joins the Currency division from the Dutch Royal Mint. He has a wide range of experience in sales, commercial partnerships, and relationship management.

Royal Mint Museum Hosts Medal Design Competition

The Royal Mint Museum is hosting a medal design competition open to all undergraduate university students. This is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Decimal Day in February 2021. Closing date for entries is 8 January 2021.

Royal Mint Museum Announces Short-Story Competition For Children

To mark the 50th anniversary of decimalisation, The Royal Mint Museum announced a short-story competition for school children in Wales. The winning story will be selected by celebrated children’s author, Eloise Williams.

The Mystery of Missing Banknotes and a Mountain of Unused British Coins

Shortage of circulation coins in Great Britain? Far from that! It may take more than a decade for the current stocks of £2 and 2 pence coins to diminish. How is that possible? And – has that any impact on collectors?

The Royal Mint Partners with NGC to Offer Certified Coins

The Royal Mint has partnered with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. NGC is to grade and encapsulate portions of the British coins directly. This service aims especially at online buyers and those who will sell their coins again on the secondary market.

The Royal Mint to Manufacture Safety Visors for the National Health Service

The Royal Mint stepped up to modify their facilities in order to begin the manufacture of needed items – and specifically, safety face protection visors. With 15,000 visors produced a day, their pledge to produce more than 1.9 million items is on its way to fulfilment.

Royal Mint’s Dinosauria Series Starts With the Megalosaurus

The Royal Mint in conjunction with the Natural History Museum launches its Dinosauria collection. Megalosaurus, Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus will feature on their own commemorative 50p coins. The series begins with Megalosaurus.

A Royal Mint First – the Big Coins Go to the Trial of the...

Each year thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint go on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, one of Britain’s oldest judicial processes that dates back to 1248. This year sees a Royal Mint first with the 5 kilo and 2 kilo ‘Una and The Lion’ coin going to the trial.

The Royal Mint Sets New Record With Sale of Britain’s First £1 Million Coin

The Royal Mint has set a new record for British coinage after sourcing and selling a rare Edward VIII Sovereign to a private collector for £1 million. It is the first time in history that a British coin has attained a price of £1 million.