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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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United Kingdom: Augmented reality features on final three-coin set in Tales of the Earth Dinosauria series

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The Royal Mint has released (1st June) the third coin in their popular and first numismatic programme which utilised an augmented reality application as part of the design and theme

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United Kingdom: Augmented reality features on final three-coin set in Tales of the Earth Dinosauria series

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The Royal Mint has released (1st June) the third coin in their popular and first numismatic programme which utilised an augmented reality application as part of the design and theme

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United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

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The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

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United Kingdom: Third and final £2 coin in the James Cook anniversary trilogy series released

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The Royal Mint has released (18th May) their third and final coin which is part of the three-year series and recognised the 250th anniversary and chronicled the three-year extraordinary journey of Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, beginning in August 1768

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United Kingdom: 75th anniversary of VE-Day remembered on new £2 commemorative coins

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The Royal Mint has released (4th May) new £2 commemorative coins remembering the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which was celebrated throughout much of the European continent on the 8th May 1945

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United Kingdom: 75th anniversary of VE-Day remembered on new £2 commemorative coins

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The Royal Mint has released (4th May) new £2 commemorative coins remembering the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which was celebrated throughout much of the European continent on the 8th May 1945

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United Kingdom: Peter Rabbit hops onto new 50-pence coins in time for Easter — and for the very last time

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The Royal Mint has announced (19th March) the return of one of the most famous and best-loved children’s literary characters, Peter Rabbit, onto UK commemorative 50-pence coins for one last time

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United Kingdom: “Most popular poet,” William Wordsworth, honoured on new commemorative crown coins

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The Royal Mint has launched (9th March) new gold and silver commemorative crown coins on the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most beloved poets and regarded the world over as one of the greatest authors to have ever written in the English language

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United Kingdom: Latest “Queen’s Beasts” gold and silver coins launch the White Horse of Hanover

The Royal Mint has released (24th February) the White Horse of Hanover, which is the eighth coin in the Queen’s Beasts bullion and Proof coin collection. The White Horse of Hanover is one of 10 heraldic Beasts that form the Queen’s Beasts

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United Kingdom: New collector coin series, the Dinosauria Collection, begins with Megalosaurus

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The Royal Mint has launched (13th February) a new series focusing on the discovery of the planet’s prehistoric inhabitants, the dinosaurs, which roamed the Earth for more than 160 million years

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United Kingdom: Brexit 50-pence collector editions released for circulation

The Royal Mint has released collector editions of the Brexit coins, produced in recognition of the British exit from the European Union. After 47 years, as part of the single market developed initially as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), an organisation of six European countries was established in 1951 to regulate their industrial production under a centralised authority

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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United Kingdom: Brexit 50-pence collector editions released for circulation

The Royal Mint has released collector editions of the Brexit coins, produced in recognition of the British exit from the European Union. After 47 years, as part of the single market developed initially as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), an organisation of six European countries was established in 1951 to regulate their industrial production under a centralised authority

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United Kingdom: New “BREXIT” coins set for release on day UK departs the European Union

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Her Majesty’s Treasury has announced that the commemorative 50-pence coins minted to mark the departure of the UK from the European Union are scheduled for release on Friday, the 31st January — the day of the country’s actual departure

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The Band, Queen, To Be Celebrated on UK Coin

The Royal Mint has announced the iconic band, Queen, will be celebrated with the launch of a commemorative coin collection, making it the first time that a British band has been celebrated on UK coinage. Available from today, the design is the first in The Royal Mint’s new ‘Music Legends’ collection.
Perhaps the most striking example of the band’s determination to be bold was their decision to release a six-minute quasi-operatic single, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” in 1975

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United Kingdom: Renowned rock band Queen launches new “Music Legends” collector coin series

The Royal Mint has launched (20th January) a new collector coin series entitled “Music Legends,” which honours some of the world’s best and most admired music whose origins stem from the United Kingdom. Launching this groundbreaking series is the iconic band, Queen, which is the first time that a British band has been celebrated on British coinage

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2020 edition (55th edition) of Coins of England now available in U.S.

The 2020 edition of Coins of England and the United Kingdom is the 55th update and revision of the long-time standard. Now edited by Emma Howard, the two-volume set is divided into pre-decimal issues in hardback and decimal issues in paperback

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Bahamas: New limited quantity gold bullion coins featuring sea life motifs launched

The Central Bank of the Bahamas has announced the imminent issue of two new bullion-quality gold coins, though with very limited mintages. The 2019-dated coins are the second year in which the Central Bank has launched gold coins, and due to their limited quantity, have been seen as collector’s pieces

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United Kingdom: New collector series launches with gold and silver Proof coins

The Royal Mint has released (25th November) new gold and silver collector’s coins which launch a new collector series entitled the “Great Engravers.” The series will highlight some of the Royal Mint’s great artisans who have made significant contributions to British coinage — many regarded as numismatic masterpieces

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

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United Kingdom: Exceptional Pattern penny of King Edward VIII to be auctioned later this month

An exceptionally rare Pattern penny struck during the brief reign of King Edward VIII is set to be auctioned later in September. The coin, whose sale is to be arranged by Spink, London, is regarded as a “Pattern” and dated “1937,” was one of a tiny handful of trial coins that were quietly produced by the Royal Mint in anticipation of Edward VIII’s coronation, which would have occurred in May 1937

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United Kingdom: Adventurous travelling bear, Paddington, out and about in the city of London once again on new coins

The Royal Mint has released (13th August) two new commemorative coins featuring one of the world’s most lovable children’s characters, Paddington Bear. Following up on the popularity of the 2018-dated 50-pence coins which saw Paddington visit his namesake train station and the guards outside Buckingham Palace, the latest coins depict Paddington’s adventures to two of the capital’s most iconic landmarks: The Royal Mint’s former home, the Tower of London, and St

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United Kingdom: Plans to mint “Brexit” coin revisited in time for departure date

It has been reported that plans to mint a commemorative coin to mark the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union have gained traction once again as Britain’s Finance Minister is understood to have scheduled production for the coins.
Mainstream media in the UK has published information that British chancellor Sajid Javid has asked officials to look into whether it would be possible to produce the circulation-quality 50-pence coins in volume that could be ready for the UK’s scheduled EU departure date on the 31st October

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United Kingdom: Ceremony of the Keys features on last Proof coins in Tower of London Crown Collection

Today, (6th August) The Royal Mint officially launched the final coin in the 2019-dated Tower of London Collection and is entitled “The Ceremony of the Keys.” Following on from the Yeoman Warders, the Ceremony of the Keys coin follows on one of Britain’s most iconic heritage sites and celebrates a ritual that has taken place since the year 1340 during Edward III’s reign

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United Kingdom: Rare early sovereign offered by Royal Mint by ballot

The Royal Mint has announced that after having acquired an exceedingly rare British gold sovereign coin, they will make it available to an interested collector by ballot.
The coin in question, an 1819-dated George III sovereign, was first minted just two years after the initial issue of the country’s first gold coins since the great re-coinage of 1816, which saw the removal of gold guineas of 21 shillings and the introduction gold sovereigns of 20 shillings

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United Kingdom: 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth observed with limited edition strike on the day sovereign

The Royal Mint has released new special edition sovereigns to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s longest-reigning monarchs, Queen Victoria. The 24th May marks exactly 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria

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United Kingdom: Second £2 coins marking the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s discoveries now available in precious metal

The Royal Mint has launched (21st May) the precious metal versions of the second of three coins commemorating the 250th anniversary of the momentous voyage begun by Captain James Cook and the ultimate discovery of a vast continent at the bottom of the globe: Australia.
Captain James Cook grew up in the historic port of Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, until the age of 17

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Royal Mint Commemorates D-Day 75th Anniversary

The Royal Mint is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the remarkable D‐Day landings with a special new £2 commemorative coin.
The D-Day commemorative coins will be available in Gold and Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated finishes.
 
On 6 June 1944, the Allies invaded Normandy in the largest amphibious assault in history

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United Kingdom: Penny and two-pence pieces gain reprieve from chancellor

The question arose once again this month about whether the two smallest coin denominations should be discontinued in the United Kingdom. This was today put to rest at least for the foreseeable future by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond

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United Kingdom: One of the world’s most remarkable diaries, authored by Samuel Pepys, remembered on new £2 coin

The Royal Mint has made available precious metal versions of the £2 commemorative coins that celebrate the 350th anniversary of the final entry into one of the world’s most remarkable diaries, authored by Samuel Pepys (1633-1703). He is being honoured for his contributions in illuminating some of the most historical events of the 17th century

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of iconic 50-pence coin marked with Brilliant Uncirculated five-coin set

The Royal Mint has launched (25th March) a new five-coin set which features some of the most popular commemorative reverse designs in the 50-year history of issuing the revolutionary 50-pence circulation coin. At the time of its introduction, it wasn’t realised just how much the coin would become a symbol of “Britishness” in terms of originality and inventiveness

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United Kingdom: Famed physicist Stephen Hawking and his groundbreaking achievements celebrated on new 50-pence coin

The Royal Mint has released (12th March) new commemorative coins which are in remembrance of the late physicist Stephen Hawking, internationally renowned for his pioneering work on black holes. This work, which used a tentative unification of Einstein’s theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics, reported that black holes should not be completely black and instead emit radiation, meaning they evaporate and eventually disappear

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United Kingdom: Delay of proposed “Brexit” coin announced by HM Treasury

It was confirmed by Her Majesty’s Treasury on the 18th March that commemorative coins meant to mark the day that the United Kingdom would officially leave the European Union will be delayed, in terms of their production and release. On the 29th October of last year, the treasury announced there would be commemorative 50-pence coins released for the historic occasion

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United Kingdom: The Yale of Beaufort rears its head in latest coin added to the “Queen’s Beasts” bullion coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (22nd February) their latest coin design which is part of the immensely successful and popular series entitled “Queen’s Beasts

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Four coin designs honor Tower of London

Britain’s new one-ounce silver proof £5s celebrating aspects of the historic Tower of London. From top: Legend of the Ravens, the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders, and the Ceremony of the Keys. Note the Tower “mintmark” towards the left or right base of the design

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United Kingdom: Costs revealed to replace previous £1 coin with new high-tech counterfeit-proof coin

The British Treasury has revealed the overall costs so far to replace the original one-pound coins which were replaced with a newer, high-tech circulation pound coin. The cost to the British taxpayer has thus reached more than £5,500,000 ($7,100,000), initially to collect the more than 1

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United Kingdom: 12-sided pound coin may be minted for British Overseas Territories

The British Treasury, along with Chancellor Philip Hammond, have hinted that the new 12-sided pound coin introduced into circulation in the United Kingdom in March 2017 may now be minted for the British Overseas Territories. This additional information follows the announcement by the treasury of Guernsey in October 2017 that more than £500,000 worth of Guernsey pound coins will be withdrawn from circulation in favour of circulating the new British one-pound coin

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Colorized snowman on coin from UK

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In 1978, English author Raymond Briggs published his children’s picture book “The Snowman”. This story of a boy’s snowman that came to life was told through pictures and proved an instant hit.
Five years later, the storyline was adapted into a 26-minute animated television special

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Coins of Christmas present

Back in September, it seemed the world’s mints might be issuing a smaller number of coins to mark the 2018 Christmas/Holiday Season than last year. Come October, the situation changed rapidly. Those looking for a Christmas gift for the numismatist in their life will find they are spoiled for choice whether their preference is religious, secular, or Disneyfied

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United Kingdom announces that a commemorative 50-pence coin will be issued to mark Brexit

It was announced and confirmed today by HM Treasury in the United Kingdom that they will officially issue a commemorative coin to mark the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, commonly referred to as Brexit. The announcement was made after the delivery of the annual budget speech by the Finance Minister Philip Hammond, who is referred to as the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the House of Commons

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United Kingdom: 2018-dated holiday crown launches in time to be the perfect gift for coin collecting friends and family

The Royal Mint has launched their latest holiday-themed coin, which is the second year that sees a specially designed crown coin minted with a holiday (or Christmas) theme, well in time to add this unique gift to your holiday list.
The Brilliant Uncirculated crown coin is presented in a Christmas card, which simply makes it ideal for those who are ardent coin collectors

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United Kingdom: New crown coin celebrates the 70th birthday of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales

The Royal Mint has released (15th October) the new coins that will commemorate the latest celebration for the Royal Family in 2018, which is the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, occurring on the 14th November 2018. The portrait of the Prince of Wales has been created by experienced engraver Robert Elderton, whose previous coin designs include the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation in 1993 and a portrait of HRH the Duke of Sussex on his 21st birthday

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The Royal Mint Issues Coins to Mark 70th Birthday of Prince Charles

The Royal Mint today revealed the new coin design that will commemorate the latest celebration for the Royal Family in 2018: the seventieth birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, which takes place on Wednesday 14th November 2018. The portrait of The Prince of Wales has been created by experienced engraver Robert Elderton, […]

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Royal Mint Reveals Colorized Remembrance Day Coin for 2018

The Royal Mint issues a special Remembrance Day commemorative coin each year to remember those who have served at war. The 2018 coin design features a poppy, a symbol which is synonymous with remembrance and the traditions that surround it. This year’s coin has been designed by Royal Mint coin designer Laura Clancy, who’s ‘Falling […]

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United Kingdom: Lunar Year of the Pig takes centre stage on new gold and silver collector coins

The Royal Mint has officially launched (20th September) their long-awaited 2019 Lunar New Year collector coins, which have been issued since 2014 and include designs corresponding to the Chinese zodiac. The new 2019-dated coins are in celebration of the Year of the Boar, or Pig

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United Kingdom: New coins feature the falcon, the fifth design to feature in Queen’s Beasts series

The Royal Mint has released the latest coin in the “Queen’s Beasts,” the very popular coin series which focuses on both real and mythical animals and beasts which are prevalent in heraldry and medieval crests. The fifth coin, in what will be a series of 10 beasts when completed, features the Falcon of the Plantagenets — the dynasty which held the English throne from 1154 with the accession of King Henry II until 1485, and the accession of Henry Tudor, known as King Henry VII

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The Royal Mint launches Commemorative coins for 2019 Lunar Year of the Pig

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated annual event, with the Year of the Pig the latest in the 1,100-year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. The series is a celebration of the UK’s diverse multi-cultural society, lending a unique British angle to this ancient custom. During Chinese New […]

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United Kingdom: New 2018 Britannia Proof quality coins feature classical depiction of iconic allegorical figure

The Royal Mint has launched (4th July) their latest line of Britannia Proof quality coins in both gold and silver, with a new unique design featured every year. This year, the Royal Mint chose the design created by David Lawrence, whose fresh new design of Britannia has captured the spirit of a nation, portraying Britannia as a familiar figure looking forward towards a changing horizon

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United Kingdom: New coin series celebrates the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s voyage of discovery

The Royal Mint has launched (11th June) a new three-year series which will mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s epic voyage of discovery aboard HM Bark Endeavour.
The son of a farm hand, Captain James Cook (1728–1779) grew up in the historic port of Whitby from the age of 17

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United Kingdom: New crown coin celebrates the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The Royal Mint has released new crown coins which are minted in celebration of the wedding of Her Majesty’s third grandson, His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales, to his intended, Meghan Markle. The ceremony takes place on the 19th May

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United Kingdom: The Black Bull of Clarence is the latest issue charging out of the “Queen’s Beasts” coin series

The Royal Mint have released (27th February) the latest coin in their highly successful “Queen’s Beasts” series of coins highlighting the mythical and real animals which are prevalent in British heraldic representation. The newest coin features the Black Bull of Clarence — one of 10 heraldic representations that can be seen cropping up throughout centuries of British heraldry

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United Kingdom launches new “Great British Coin Hunt” project and smartphone app about the A to Z of Britain

The Royal Mint have launched (1st March) a new Great British coin project which will see the issue of 26 new 10-pence coin designs whose theme is in line with the alphabet and highlights 26 of the country’s favourite or iconic references. From the date of the project’s launch, all 26 designs will be shown on the reverse side of 10-pence coins and will make their way into general circulation

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United Kingdom: Academy of Arts features on new £5 crown coin

The Royal Mint have launched (14th February) a new crown coin which is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. The striking of the Royal Academy 250th Anniversary Commemorative Coin highlights more than just the RA 250 celebrations — it also shines a light on a number of important historical, cultural, and symbolic links that have been maintained between the Royal Mint and the Royal Academy of Arts since it first opened in 1768

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United Kingdom: Regal crown coin celebrates four royal generations of succession

The Royal Mint has launched (29th January) a new five-pound crown coin in recognition of the rare instance of four generations of the royal family who are in line to the throne, which is presently held by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not since 1894 has there been four generations of the royal family who were in succession to the throne at the same time

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United Kingdom: New £2 coin celebrates the centenary anniversary of the Royal Air Force

The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the design for a new two-pound coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the Royal Air Force, which came into being in 1918. The need for air power was realised during the deadly European conflict which erupted in July 1914

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United Kingdom: Centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War observed with new £2 coin

The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the design for the final commemorative two-pound coin in their ongoing series which marks the centenary anniversary of the commencement and conclusion of the Great War in Europe. The deadly conflict, which was described 100 years ago as the “war to end all wars,” began in July 1914 with the assassination of the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne

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Inaugural exhibit of Tyrant Collection treasures includes first U.S. display of rare 1937 Edward VIII Proof Set

The February 2018 Long Beach Expo “Tyrants of the Thames” display will feature $15 million of superb portrait coins spanning 1,400 years of England’s numismatic history
(Long Beach, California) January 10, 2018 — The first public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection will be at the February 22-24, 2018, Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo and will feature a $15 million exhibit of historic English coins.
Labeled “The Tyrants of the Thames,” the inaugural exhibition in a planned multi-year series of displays from the collection will showcase more than 500 superbly preserved examples of portrait coins minted in the Thames Valley over the last 1,400 years

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United Kingdom: Fantastic two-pound coin issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein

The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the new design of the third commemorative two-pound coin issued in remembrance of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein — a work of fiction which was to take the world by storm in terms of originality and imagination.
On a stormy night in 1816, a group of friends gathered at a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva to tell each other ghost stories

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United Kingdom: Retro design crown coin issued to celebrate Prince George’s fifth birthday

The Royal Mint have unveiled (1st January) the design of a new crown coin which will be issued in celebration of the fifth birthday of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, eldest child of their Royal Highness’ the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who was born on the 22nd July 2013, and first grandchild of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
It’s hard to believe that five years have already passed since the gun salutes were first fired in his honour and the bells of Westminster Abbey rang out in celebration

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United Kingdom: The Royal Mint unleashes the Red Dragon of Wales on new silver coin

The Royal Mint has launched (4th December) one of the latest coins which is part of the ongoing and popular series entitled “The Queen’s Beasts.” This latest coin is one of ten heraldic Queen’s Beasts that can be seen cropping up through centuries of British Heraldry

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United Kingdom: The genius of Sir Isaac Newton honoured on latest commemorative 50 pence

The Royal Mint have launched (4th September) the precious-metal versions of their tribute to the genius of Sir Isaac Newton on the 375th anniversary of his birth. Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was the most significant figure of the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century

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United Kingdom: The genius of Sir Isaac Newton honoured on latest commemorative 50 pence

The Royal Mint have launched (4th September) the precious-metal versions of their tribute to the genius of Sir Isaac Newton on the 375th anniversary of his birth. Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was the most significant figure of the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century

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Win a Trip to London in The Apmex London Sweepstakes

To celebrate the long history of The Royal Mint, The Apmex London Sweepstakes is giving one lucky winner the trip of a lifetime to visit the iconic city of London, England and tour the mint! Simply purchase any eligible 2017 Royal Mint product to be automatically entered to win two round-trip tickets to London, five […]

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The Royal Mint seeks freelance artists and illustrators

The British Royal Mint has announced that it’s seeking freelance concept artists and illustrators to work with the mint’s Coin Design team. The following is directly from the mint’s release; interested applicants can also read the posting directly on the Royal Mint website

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale 146 – Important Numismatic Literature: Lots You Need to Know

Numismatic booksellers Kolbe & Fanning will conduct their 146th Sale of Important Numismatic Literature on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:00 Noon, Eastern Time. The sale will consist of 400 rare and antiquarian numismatic books, including many highly collectible editions, manuscripts, and plated catalogs covering a wide range of numismatics, from ancients to world coins […]

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Rare British Pattern Crown Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of only two known Great Britain 1950 Pattern Crowns. It is graded NGC MS 63. The 1950 Pattern Crowns were struck as the United Kingdom prepared to release a new crown coin in 1951 after a 13-year hiatus. The 1951 Crown was to be the first struck in […]

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United Kingdom: Millennial Anniversary of Coronation of King Canute Remembered with New Crown Coin

On 1st January, the Royal Mint launched a new crown coin in remembrance of the millennial anniversary of the crowning of Canute, the English king who unified the whole of the realm under one authority in 1017. Canute is credited with expanding his authority in what was informally referred to as the North Sea Empire, which comprised England, Denmark, Norway, and parts of Sweden

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United Kingdom: Millennial Anniversary of Coronation of King Canute Remembered with New Crown Coin

On 1st January, the Royal Mint launched a new crown coin in remembrance of the millennial anniversary of the crowning of Canute, the English king who unified the whole of the realm under one authority in 1017. Canute is credited with expanding his authority in what was informally referred to as the North Sea Empire, which comprised England, Denmark, Norway, and parts of Sweden

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United Kingdom: Jane Austen Remembered on Latest £2 Commemorative Coin

The Royal Mint have launched (on January 1) a new £2 coin that pays homage to one of the country’s most celebrated 19th-century writers, Jane Austen (1775–1817), whose literary works during her life quintessentially captured both the gentility and the hardships of 18th-/19th-century life in the English countryside. The new coin remembers the 200th anniversary of the author’s death

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United Kingdom: Jane Austen Remembered on Latest £2 Commemorative Coin

The Royal Mint have launched (on January 1) a new £2 coin that pays homage to one of the country’s most celebrated 19th-century writers, Jane Austen (1775–1817), whose literary works during her life quintessentially captured both the gentility and the hardships of 18th-/19th-century life in the English countryside. The new coin remembers the 200th anniversary of the author’s death

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Royal Mint 2017 Bullion Coins – Lunar Year of the Rooster

The Shēngxiào Collection returns – THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiao Collection fuses craftsmanship and heritage with the United Kingdom’s multi-cultural communities and traditions The Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 bullion coins are the latest in The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection. Combining centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, the […]

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United Kingdom: First Christmas-Themed British Coin Launched in Time for Festive Season

The Royal Mint has officially launched their first-ever Christmas-themed coin, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. The new coin fits into their range of high-value coins sold at their face value (in the case of this new coin, £20-for-£20)

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UK Remembers Anniversary of Historic Battle of Hastings on New Commemorative Coins

The Royal Mint has launched (16th August) their latest commemorative 50-pence coins in precious metal for the 950th anniversary of one of the most consequential battles in England’s history.
The battle of Hastings in 1066 began with a question of succession to the English throne after the death of its childless king, Edward the Confessor (1003 – 1066)

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UK Issues Iconic 5-Sovereign Gold Piece in Limited Quantity

The Royal Mint has announced (August 5) the issue of a new £5 gold sovereign struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality with a limited mintage.
The coin continues almost 200 years of tradition; the first piece of this denomination was issued in 1820 during the reign of King George III as part of the country’s great coinage reform of 1816

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Royal Mint Reports Record Revenues

The Royal Mint has shared the following notice:
The Royal Mint Limited has announced its annual results for 2015-2016, reflecting the highest revenue in the 1,100 year history of the organisation in financial terms. Significant growth in the precious metal trading activities of the company’s Bullion division made a major contribution to this outcome, with increased competitiveness in the US silver market at the core of the success

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Welsh Dragon Features on UK’s Latest £20 Silver Face-Value Coin

The Royal Mint’s (July 4) latest face-value commemorative silver coin with a high denomination features the Welsh dragon, an enduring symbol of Wales.
The 2016 Welsh Dragon Celebration £20 Fine Silver Coin is issued in recognition of the Royal Mint’s newly opened and family-friendly ‘Royal Mint Experience’ visitor attraction based in Llantrisant, South Wales

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CoinWeek Podcast 24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins – Audio: 19:02

CoinWeek Podcast #24: Issues Surrounding Legal Tender of Canadian Commemorative Coins In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, CoinWeek teams up with Canadian Coin News, the premier source of information about the Canadian numismatic market, to discuss “legal tender” and issues that Canadian collectors have encountered over the years when they tried to redeem Canadian […]

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United Kingdom 2015 Buckingham Palace £100 Silver Coin

Description: Buckingham Palace has become a cherished symbol for the people of the United Kingdom, both as a Royal residence and as a rallying point for the country in times of national need. Purchased by George III in 1761, Buckingham House was transformed into its present form after more than 200 years of renovation and […]

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Rule Britannia: The Great London Getaway

APMEX offers the chance to win a trip to London and a VIP tour of the Royal Mint. APMEX, Inc. announced today they are awarding an exclusive trip to the world-renowned Royal Mint to one lucky winner. The trip, valued at over $7,500 USD, will include roundtrip airfare and accommodations for five nights for the […]

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The Royal Mint reveals the design of the only official United Kingdom coin to commemorate the new Royal birth

    The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the […]

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design of Official United Kingdom Coin Commemorating New Royal Birth

  The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the only official United Kingdom £5 coin to be struck to commemorate the safe arrival of a new baby sister to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The special coin has had the Royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen and the child’s […]

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

The Royal Mint has today (March 2, 2015) unveiled a new coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, giving the general public the first glimpse of the image that will soon be a familiar sight on coins in the United Kingdom. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on our […]

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

The Royal Mint has today (March 2, 2015) unveiled a new coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, giving the general public the first glimpse of the image that will soon be a familiar sight on coins in the United Kingdom. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on our […]

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Thai Mint Set to Become Minting Hub in Southeast Asia

Strategic partnership between the world’s leading export mint and the Treasury Department of Thailand to cover a number of mutually beneficial projects. By The Royal Mint….     The Royal Mint has signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the Treasury Department of Thailand at the Royal Thai Embassy in London. The Royal Mint has […]

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The Royal Mint Unveils 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Royal Mint has unveiled the 2015 Sovereign UK Gold Bullion Coin. The popular 22 carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the original portrait of The Sovereign by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci on the reverse. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the Sovereign UK […]

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The Royal Mint Receives Four Nominations for Coin of the Year Awards

The Royal Mint has received four nominations for the prestigious Krause Publications Coin of the Year Awards in recognition of the iconic commemorative coins which it struck to mark some of The United Kingdom’s most important historical events in 2013. A special £5 coin to celebrate the Royal Christening of His Royal Highness Prince George […]

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The Royal Mint releases the Winston Churchill Memorial Two Coin Set

The Royal Mint has issued a two-coin set to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, one of history’s great figures. The Royal Mint’s newly released Winston Churchill 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin is paired with an original Winston Churchill 1965 Memorial Crown in this special set that is sure to delight […]

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