Tag: Royal Mint
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Did you also read the Famous Five when you were young? Shame on you! You have been poisoned with racist thoughts! At least according to those who made the Royal Mint block a commemorative coin in honour of Enid Blyton. How should this issue be dealt with?
One of the world’s most famous diarists, Samuel Pepys, is honoured by The Royal Mint with a commemorative coin. He contributed decisively to the understanding of the history of the seventeenth century, ranging from the Great Fire of London to the Plague.
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