The Royal Mint: first RMR minted bars seen since 1968

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April 9, 2015 – The Royal Mint is to bring about the return of a world-renowned bullion brand after an absence of 47 years, expanding its bullion range to offer gold and silver minted bars bearing the historic marque of The Royal Mint Refinery. This is the first time since 1968 that customers will have an opportunity of owning newly minted precious metal bars bearing the prestigious ‘RMR’ initials, and the first time ever that they will have been available direct to the public from The Royal Mint.

RMR 100g gold.

The Royal Mint Refinery marque dates back to 1852. Operated for more than 100 years by N.M. Rothschild and Sons, it became an established brand with a strong reputation for handling much of the gold and silver bullion sent to London from across the globe for processing under the RMR label. Royal Mint Refinery became a trustworthy name that survived the First and Second World Wars and served an ever evolving bullion market until production ceased in 1968. The Royal Mint Refinery brand has now been revived by The Royal Mint, an organisation with a history stretching back over 1,000 years which today is recognised globally as a secure bullion provider with a reputation for integrity and quality assurance.

RMR 100g silver.

Lisa Elward, The Royal Mint’s Head of International Sales and Bullion, said, “The Royal Mint’s reputation as a bullion provider is well respected across the world, so we are thrilled to be able to add minted bars bearing the historic Royal Mint Refinery marque to our bullion range. The combined heritage and integrity of the two brands is an added reassurance to customers looking for a cost effective way of buying gold and silver from a trusted source.”

The Royal Mint Refinery bars, in either 999.9 fine gold or 999 fine silver, are likely to appeal to customers looking for a cost effective way of buying bullion; the gold bars have the added attraction of being VAT free to individuals. UK citizens looking to enhance their Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) or Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) can benefit from up to 45% tax relief on their purchase of gold RMR bars if bought through their pension scheme.

Royal Mint Refinery Bars are available exclusively through the popular online bullion-trading platform of the Royal Mint which was launched in September 2014, enabling customers to buy, sell and store The Royal Mint’s bullion range online, quickly, effortlessly and securely, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Customers have the option of storing 100g gold bars in The Vault™, The Royal Mint’s on-site precious metal storage facility, which is protected at all times by the Ministry of Defence Police.

The bars are branded with the RMR logo, the weight and the fineness of the precious metal with which they are made. They bear a unique serial number matching the serial number on the authentication certificate provided with each bar, giving buyers the confidence that their bar has been manufactured by a trusted source.

For more information about the Royal Mint Refinery Bars please click here.

The Online Bullion Trading Service of the Royal Mint is quite new, it was launched in 2014. We reported in CoinsWeekly about it.