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Royal Mint UK to Host Coin Collector Services Webinar

Webinar Set to Launch the Mint’s ‘Collect Week’   To launch ‘Collect Week’, The Royal Mint will host its very first Collector Services webinar, taking place on Thursday, October 22, at 11 am. Hosted by Head of Collector Services Rebecca Morgan, the webinar will outline the different services the division has to offer whilst revealing […]

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United States Mint Announces Mayflower 400th Anniversary Program Products

The United States Mint today announced the Mayflower 400th Anniversary products it will offer, including some in collaboration with The Royal Mint (UK). The products are expected to be available later this fall. The coin and medal designs come together to tell the story of the Mayflower’s historic voyage, the Pilgrims, and the impact the […]

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The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture With Numismatic Art

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek ….. Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is always involved in many projects for different clients. He has been a coin collector since childhood and dreamed for many years of designing his own U.S. coin. Thirty years ago, […]

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Royal Mint Partners With NGC to Offer Certified Coins

The Royal Mint, the official mint of the United Kingdom, has partnered with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party coin grading service. For the first time, The Royal Mint will work directly with NGC to expertly grade and encapsulate portions of its unique product offerings, giving its customers and collectors more options than […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates ‘100 Years of Mystery’ With New Commemorative £2 Coin

The Royal Mint celebrates ‘100 years of Mystery’ in recognition of Dame Agatha Christie’s vast body of work with a commemorative £2 coin. The coin features a jigsaw as the basis of its design showing the puzzle gradually being pieced together until the final missing piece is dropped into place The edge inscription bears the […]

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US Mint, Royal Mint Collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary Coins, Medals

The United States Mint and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. The story of Mayflower is one that connects multiple communities, cultures, and countries. This transatlantic voyage brought 102 Pilgrims and migrants from Europe across the Atlantic and established a new […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Royal Mint Plaster for Great Britain 1983 One Pound Coin

Official Royal Mint Plaster for the Great Britain 1983 One Pound Official Adopted Design by Eric Sewell (Former Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint) Approved by Queen Elizabeth II Possibly Unique   One Pound Coin Plaster by Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a fascinating official Royal Mint plaster that was designed […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Gilt Reverse Pattern 1831 Half Sovereign

Gilt Uniface Reverse Die Trial NGC Proof 65 Ultra Cameo UNIQUE & UNRECORDED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unrecorded Proof gilt reverse pattern for the 1831 Great Britain William IV Half Sovereign. The regular issue was struck in Proof-only and is rare. This reverse pattern is […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Guinea/Sovereign Pattern in Copper

Recently Surfaced After 200 Years   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… W&R-182 Copper NGC MS62BN Although this unique pattern Guinea/Sovereign is listed in the Wilson and Rasmussen reference book as W&R-182 Copper, it is not photographed in this reference book because the researchers and authors could not verify the existence of this […]

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UK Music Legends Queen to be Celebrated on Royal Mint Coin

The commemorative coin, which marks the first of The Royal Mint’s ‘Music Legends’ collection, is available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof, and Brilliant Uncirculated   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 […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern

1845 Great Britain Crown Young Head Silver Die Trial Piedfort Pattern Uniface Obverse NGC MS 65 – UNIQUE, UNLISTED & UNRECORDED By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… NGC recently authenticated and certified this unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern. It was struck in 1845 with the “Young Head” portrait that […]

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NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1819 British Sovereign for Royal Mint

The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom entrusted Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) to certify an example of one of the greatest rarities of British coinage: the 1819 George III Sovereign. The Royal Mint sold the sovereign through a ballot, with the winning collector purchasing it for £100,000 (about $129,000 USD). The 1819 Sovereign was submitted […]

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Golden Giveaways Mark Five Years of The Royal Mint Precious Metals Platform

Nicola Howell, Director of Precious Metals at The Royal Mint commented: “We are delighted to celebrate five years since the launch of our UK precious metals platform for investors and have seen a 38% compound annual growth in demand for precious metal investment products since 2014. “With 1,100 years of heritage, The Royal Mint has […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique Great Britain Lead Die Trial

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known 1911 Great Britain 5 Pound Die Trial. It was struck on March 14, 1911, on an oversized lead planchet with a width of 44.32 mm and is 5.69 mm thick. It is a uniface die trial of the finished obverse die used […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates 200-Year Anniversary of Prince Albert’s Birth With Strike on the Day Sovereign

The Royal Mint has announced that a special Strike on the Day Sovereign will be struck on August 26 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert. This year not only marks 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria but also that of a man who served as her greatest confidant, […]

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Royal Mint Launches Final Coin in Tower of London Collection

The collection features four coins with the latest featuring the Ceremony of the Keys The coin features a special Tower mint mark – the first time this has appeared on an official UK coin collection By The Royal Mint …… On August 6, The Royal Mint launched the final coin in the 2019-dated Tower of […]

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Royal Mint Continues to Celebrate 50 Years of the 50p with New Military Set

50p coins depicting the anniversaries of the Battle of Britain, D-Day landings, Victoria Cross and Battle of Hastings all feature in special anniversary Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated set. The launch of the collection follows the 50p culture set, unveiled in January this year. To celebrate 50 years of the distinctive 50p, The Royal Mint has […]

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Royal Mint UK – Yale of Beaufort Next Coin in Queen’s Beasts Collection

The Royal Mint unleashes the mythical Yale of Beaufort as the sixth coin in The Queen’s Beasts collection. The Yale is one of 10 heraldic Beasts that form the Queen’s Beasts collection. Inspired by these ancient symbols of power and identity, the range brings to life the 10 imposing statues that are part of an […]

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Royal Mint Unveils the Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

One of the World’s Best-Loved Monsters to Appear on UK Coins To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of the world’s favorite literary monsters, The Gruffalo, The Royal Mint has released a new collection of special commemorative coins to mark the milestone in partnership with Magic Light Pictures. The famous story of brain over brawn, […]

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Royal Mint Launches 2019 Britannia Coin Range – The Spirit of a Nation

On Friday, February 8, The Royal Mint launched its 2019 Britannia range. Each year The Royal Mint features a reinterpretation of Britain’s most iconic national symbol on a range of precious metals coins and this year for the first time a 2oz gold Britannia coin makes an appearance in the range. Around 2,000 years ago, […]

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APMEX: Royal Mint Releases Final Landmarks of Britain Silver Coin

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to introduce the fourth release in The Royal Mint’s Landmarks of Britain series. This final issue celebrates one of the most famous residences in the world: Buckingham Palace. The grounds of Buckingham Palace had been the site of previous residences, but […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates 40th Anniversary of The Snowman With 1st Full-Color Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Mint, together with Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House) has today announced that it will be releasing a series of special coins featuring Raymond Briggs’ iconic creation The Snowman, to celebrate 40 years since the publication of the timeless classic. In a nod to the beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of the original book, […]

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Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Globalization has been a strong force in numismatics from the availability of world coins and the dissemination of information By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… I was able to attend the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the first time in quite a while. The event has been held at the […]

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World Coins – Landmarks of Britain Series Continues at APMEX with Trafalgar Square

APMEX, Inc., an online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to announce the third release in The Royal Mint’s Landmarks of Britain series. This issue celebrates one of the most famous public spaces in the world: London’s Trafalgar Square. The site of Trafalgar Square has been significant since the 13th century, but […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle

On May 1, The Royal Mint revealed the new coin design that will commemorate the next momentous occasion for the royal family: the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19th May 2018. Available on The Royal Mint website, the design has been […]

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Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Iconic “Una and the Lion” Proof Set

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… This inaugural preview for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2018 ANA Auction features one of the most recognizable English coins. Rightly considered among the most spectacular English coin designs, the Una and the Lion Pattern 5 Pound by itself would warrant a feature here. This […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 6, 2018: Twit on Bitcoin, Fake Banknotes, Gold Caper

Coinweek News Wire for April 6, 2018 …. Current Events 1.) Filipinos Not Happy With New Coin Designs Even with this breakdown, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be easy to distinguish which coin is which. All have similar colors, identical layouts, and some are only a few millimeters bigger than others. For example, the PHP10 […]

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Fifth Queen’s Beast From Royal Mint Available for Pre-Order

APMEX, Inc. is excited to introduce the latest release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts series, which has seen continued popularity since its initial launch. In 2016, The Royal Mint introduced a new Gold and Silver series celebrating the British Monarchy and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story. […]

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World Coin News: The Royal Mint Reveals the A to Z of Britain Coin Hunt

New 10p coin designs unveiled to celebrate what makes Britain great, appearing in change from March 2018 Themes follow the alphabet from Angel of the North to Zebra Crossing Track your coins with the Great British Coin Hunt app The Royal Mint has revealed a brand-new collection of 10p coins that mark an exciting departure […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 2, 2018:

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 2, 2018 Brain Food 1.) When paper money was as risky as bitcoin The first paper money notes in these parts were issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690. That caught the attention of London. In 1740, when the Massachusetts Land Bank wanted to […]

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World Coin News – New 10 Rupee Seychelles Coin Introduced

New Seychelles coin replaces 2016 issue that was susceptible to rust By Central Bank of Seychelles…. The Central Bank of Seychelles is to introduce a new 10 rupee Seychelles coin to replace the batch of 10 rupee coins introduced in December 2016. The new Seychelles coin will be of a different metal content but will have the same […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 5, 2018

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. CoinWeek Coin News Wire for January 5, 2018 Brain Food 1.) How much is a mint worth? In March 1995, the Australian Cabinet’s expenditure review committee put forward a submission to sell the mint. Cabinet was told the mint could be sold for $15 million and with circulating coinage diminishing […]

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Introducing The Royal Mint Bullion Sovereign Coins for 2018

By The Royal Mint …… Following a significant year celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the sovereign’s design, The Royal Mint has launched its 2018 Bullion Sovereign coins – The Sovereign and The Half-Sovereign. The Sovereign is The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin of and has become an internationally recognized symbol of unrivaled accuracy, […]

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2017 Holiday Coin Picks by Dillon Gage Metals

World Sovereign Mint’s Gold and Silver Coins Make Meaningful Holiday Gifts Just in time for Christmas, and as part of an annual tradition dating back several years, executives with international precious metals wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals are out with their short list of favorite 2017 holiday-themed coins. Many of the world’s sovereign mints including The […]

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World Coins – Royal Mint Unleashes Latest Queen’s Beast: The Red Dragon of Wales

By The Royal Mint …… The Royal Mint is to unleash a range of commemorative coins celebrating the Red Dragon of Wales – one of 10 heraldic ‘Queen’s Beasts’ that can be seen cropping up through centuries of British Heraldry. Each beast has its own special story to tell and this collection from The Royal […]

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World Coins – Royal Mint Commemorates Engagement of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

By The Royal Mint …… On 27 November 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle announced their engagement, delighting well-wishers around the world. The Royal Mint is to mark the announcement of this, the next Windsor wedding, with a keepsake to mark the occasion, The House of Windsor 2017 UK […]

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Exclusive: World’s Most Valuable Private Coin Collection Revealed: The Tyrant Collection

The Tyrant Collection is to be displayed in a multi-year series of exhibits at the Long Beach Expo The existence of a previously unreported collection of the world’s most famous and valuable ancient, world and United States rare coins is being revealed for the first time. The Tyrant Collection, which includes a treasured 1937 Edward […]

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Second Landmarks of Britain Coin Available to Preorder at APMEX – Tower Bridge

APMEX, Inc., a leading online precious metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to announce the second release in The Royal Mint’s Landmarks of Britain series. This issue celebrates one of the most iconic structures in the world: London’s Tower Bridge. The famous suspension bridge opened in 1894 and is so closely associated with […]

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Royal Mint UK Launches 2018 Proof Sovereigns in Historic Year for Queen

The Royal Mint is marking the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation with a celebratory edition of The Sovereign for 2018. The coin – the coin of the monarch – features a special mint mark depicting a royal crown with ‘65’ entwined in the design. The regal ‘65’ mint mark was specially created […]

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Newest Royal Mint Britannia Releases from APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to announce that the new 2018 Gold and Silver Britannias are now available for pre-order. These are the latest additions to one of the most popular coin series in the world. The Royal Mint introduced the Gold Britannia in 1987, showcasing a […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017: Bitcoin Bound and the RCM Counterfeit Gold Mystery

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) The Ideal Auction Preston McAfee, Chief Economist at Microsoft, explains the different kinds of auctions, how they work, what the pros and cons are, and why we don’t have auctions for everything we buy. Truly fascinating stuff. But where it gets deep […]

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APMEX Releases Exclusive 2017 Royal Mint Britannia Set

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the second release of an exclusive partnership with The Royal Mint, bringing you one of the world’s most iconic coins in a unique Reverse Proof finish. The 2017 Two-Coin Proof/Reverse Proof Silver Britannia set has a low mintage of just 500, making this a […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Christmas 2017 with Special £5 Coin & Gold Peter Rabbit

The Royal Mint has launched three special coins for Christmas 2017, in celebration of Yuletide traditions. The Christmas Tree 2017 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin, designed by print maker Edwina Ellis, captures the excitement of the festive season. The Royal Mint is supporting an age old British Christmas tradition by encouraging families to stir The […]

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The Royal Mint Issues Its 2017 Remembrance Day Coin

A member of The Royal Mint Coin Graphic Design Team has taken inspiration from the renowned poem “In Flanders Fields” as the foundation of this year’s Remembrance Day coin. The poppy is a symbol synonymous with remembrance and the traditions that surround it, making it the main focal point of the 2017 Remembrance Day coin. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Nanotechnology, Coin Thievery, and Gold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Brain Food 1.) The ATM at 50: How it’s changed consumer behavior The wide acceptance of the ATMs changed the types of cash Americans typically carry in the pocketbooks. Since ATMs became more widely available in the early 1980s, the $20 bill has regularly been […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Nanotechnology, Coin Thievery, and Gold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Brain Food 1.) The ATM at 50: How it’s changed consumer behavior The wide acceptance of the ATMs changed the types of cash Americans typically carry in the pocketbooks. Since ATMs became more widely available in the early 1980s, the $20 bill has regularly been […]

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Royal Mint Launches 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog Commemorative Coins

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated annual event, with the Year of the Dog the latest in the 1,100-year-old organisation’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. Lunar new year […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 8, 2017: Hanging with Beatrix, Busted Bitcoin, Gold Fakers

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 8, 2017: Brain Food 1.) New Anti-Counterfeiting Technology: Dogs The first counterfeit-sniffing dog, Mike, went into the field in 1997, and other dogs since then have had great success finding and busting counterfeiters. The Secret Service has expanded the canine anti-counterfeiting program, and begun tackling counterfeiting of […]

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APMEX Announces 2017 Great London Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc. is once again offering the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to London, England. One lucky winner and a guest of their choice will have the chance to explore the great city of London with special accommodations and round-trip airfare. While in London, they will receive transportation to and from the […]

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APMEX Announces 2017 Great London Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc. is once again offering the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to London, England. One lucky winner and a guest of their choice will have the chance to explore the great city of London with special accommodations and round-trip airfare. While in London, they will receive transportation to and from the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017: War on Cash and Coins, Monday Edition

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 4, 2017:  The War on Cash 4: The Cash Master 1.) Is e-payment fast rendering cash extinct? As a Guardian newspaper article points out in January, “If you begin to insist on cashlessness, it does put pressure on you to be banked and signed up to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017: The War on Cash

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017:  The War on Cash 1.) Visa Takes War on Cash to Restaurants Visa has long considered cash one of its biggest competitors and has been taking steps to chip away at it. Getting rid of cash is a priority for Visa Chief Executive Al Kelly, […]

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The Royal Mint Celebrates Prince Philip’s Contribution to Public Life

The Royal Mint is to launch a special commemorative coin to celebrate the contribution to public life of The Duke of Edinburgh, in recognition of the almost 80 years he has spent in selfless and dedicated service to his county and to Her Majesty The Queen. To mark the occasion, His Royal Highness, The Prince […]

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Royal Mint Marks Birth of Royal Flying Corps with WWI Aviation 2017 UK £2 Coin

The Royal Mint is to continue its First World War ‘Outbreak to Armistice’ collection with the 2017 Aviation £2 coin, marking the contribution of aviators during the conflict. At the time of the outbreak of the First World War, few people believed that aircraft would play a major role. Hot-air balloons had been used for […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Life of Jane Austen with UK £2 Coin

Limited numbers of circulation versions to be released at key Jane Austen locations on the anniversary of her death For 200 years, Jane Austen has delighted readers across the world with her Regency-era romances. Now, The Royal Mint is celebrating her life by featuring her portrait on a new commemorative UK £2 coin for 2017. […]

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New World Coins – Unicorn of Scotland Available from Royal Mint UK

The Royal Mint is to unleash the legendary Unicorn of Scotland onto a range of collectable coins celebrating the 10 ‘Queen’s Beasts’ of British heraldry. The mythical creatures – which include griffins, lions, dragons and falcons – have stood guard throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry, and can be seen all round Britain […]

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APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is proud to announce the 2017 Silver Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes, courtesy of The Royal Mint. Beginning June 5, 2017 and running through July 2, 2017, the purchase of any eligible Royal Mint product will automatically enter the purchaser into the sweepstakes. One lucky […]

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APMEX World Coins – New Landmarks of Britain Series Brings London to Life

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is proud to introduce the newest series from The Royal Mint celebrating timeless British icons. This Landmarks of Britain Series will take customers on a journey through downtown London by offering unique views of instantly recognizable sites. The first release in this APMEXclusive* series […]

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New Commemorative World Coins – Royal Mint Marks House of Windsor Centenary

The Royal Mint has issued an official range of commemorative £5 coins to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor. The coins feature a depiction of Windsor Castle based on the badge of the House of Windsor – a design originally approved by George VI. The House of Windsor came into being in July […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature that the Royal Mint are being particularly cagey about, and that is the feature that they deem to make the coins the most difficult ever to forge. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and other […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and […]

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Royal Mint Adds New Limited Edition Peter Rabbit Commemorative Coins to Beatrix Potter Collection

Peter Rabbit will be joined by three additional characters throughout 2017. All four designs will find their way into UK publics’ pockets and purses later this year The Royal Mint has today announced that four new designs will be added to the Beatrix Potter collection for 2017. The 50p coins, finished in full color, will […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 7, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) How tough is the new £5 note? The new UK’s new £5 bank note – made of polymer rather than paper – gets the “chemistry treatment”. Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff [Of popular Youtube channel Periodic Videos. The professor donated an equivalent […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The 300-Year Quest to Make a Foolproof £1 Coin Sir Isaac Newton founded modern physics but struggled to make a coin that couldn’t be counterfeited… 2.) Spearfish woman made her mark at Denver Mint In 1981, Nora Walsh Hussey was appointed […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Switzerland ranked world’s worst currency manipulator The Economist magazine placed Switzerland first in a recent ranking of currency manipulators. According to the analysis, China, commonly thought of as the world’s champion at keeping its currency’s value artificially low, appears to be doing […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Commemorative Gold, Silver Versions of New £1 Coin

Heraldic designs, regional landmarks and cultural interpretations of the UK such as fish and chips and cups of tea were amongst over 6,000 entries submitted by the public for consideration when the competition to design the UK’s new bimetallic 12-sided £1 coin was announced in 2014. Now, three years later, the moment when we will […]

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Royal Mint Launches ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ Queen’s Beasts Bullion Coins

The ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ to feature on Royal Mint gold and silver bullion coins A dramatic interpretation of the heraldic ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ is to feature on a range of bullion coins that will be available to purchase direct from The Royal Mint later this month. Due to be launched in mid-March, those […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 3, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins tell tales of kings, their fancies The longest reigning ruler Aurangazeb changed his monetary system so many times in his 49 years of reign that numismatist and author of the book South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Rajender Marudhar, says that […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t Some accounts even claimed that famous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock had personally led the attack against the coin. The only problem with that story? Comstock died in 1915… 2.) Minting history “The world of coins is […]

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Gold & Silver PAC February 2017 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC ….. From the Political Coordinator As I was sitting down to talk with an old friend over coffee, he turns to me and says, “I think frankly when it comes to chaos you ain’t seen nothing yet.” This Washington veteran, who began his career as an intern […]

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World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

  By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. The Royal Mint in the U.K. has over eight centuries of experience under its belt. Yet even the best coining operations occasionally make errors. When they do, you had better bet that collectors are searching for those rarities! Currently, the hottest error-coin craze in Britain centers around […]

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United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

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United Kingdom 2017 Sovereign 200th Anniversary Gold Bullion Coin

Description: The Royal Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign with the 2017 Sovereign Collection. One of the coins in this collection is the 2017 Gold Bullion Sovereign Coin, The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin. For two centuries The Sovereign has been a constant of British coinage, admired and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field. James Mather made the discovery of 200 complete silver […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field. James Mather made the discovery of 200 complete […]

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World Coin News – The New British £1 Coin and the UK’s Largest Coin

The Queen’s 90th Birthday 2016 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin On January 30, samples of some of the thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint over the last year will be going on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, an ancient annual quality assurance ceremony. Among them will be the new £1 coin, […]

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Gold Kilo Proof Coin Worth £49,995 to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 65 years on the throne come February 6 – the first British ruler to do so. And with the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016, Elizabeth is the world’s longest reigning living monarch. So to honor the 65th anniversary of the […]

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Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Globalization has been a strong force in numismatics from the availability of world coins and the dissemination of information By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Recently I was able to attend the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the first time in quite a while. The event has been held at […]

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Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

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Royal Mint Reflects Pioneering British Spirit with New UK Coin Designs for 2017

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new coin designs for 2017 – with a strong pioneering theme linking them all. These are the themes that will not only appear in circulation in pockets and purses in the UK, but will also be available in annual coin sets in precious metal and base proof finishes. The […]

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Royal Mint UK, CME Group Launch Blockchain Based Digital Gold Product

Partnership to build digital gold product on blockchain technology to be available in 2017 The Royal Mint, the world’s leading export mint, and CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a collaboration to transform the way that market participants can trade gold. The Royal Mint, a 1,000-year-old institution owned by […]

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Second Queen’s Beasts Release from Royal Mint Arrives at APMEX

The Royal Mint’s second release of The Queen’s Beasts Series – The Griffin – is now available at APMEX! The Griffin of Edward III is the second beast to be featured in the 10-coin series from The Royal Mint. Jody Clark, acclaimed coin designer for The Royal Mint, is the talent behind the Queen’s Beasts […]

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The Royal Mint Selects Designer for 2016 Remembrance Day Coin

A Royal Mint coin designer has taken inspiration from the wreath that lies at the foot of The Royal Mint’s on-site war memorial for the design of the organization’s 2016 commemorative £5 Remembrance Day coin. The memorial is formed of bricks from The Royal Mint’s previous location on Tower Hill, and honors colleagues who have […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore […]

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World Coins – Royal Mint Celebrates 200 Years of Pistrucci Gold Sovereign

The Royal Mint has launched The Sovereign 2017 collection to mark the 200th anniversary of the world famous coin, which was reborn in 1817. Following on from the sell-out of the 2016 Sovereign, this year’s collection is expected to be particularly well received. While The Sovereign’s full story is more than five centuries old, it […]

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Pound No Longer ‘Round’: Businesses Get Ready for Historic New £1 Coin

  A new campaign to support retailers and other major businesses to prepare for the historic new £1 coin has been launched On November 1 a new website went live – as part of the ‘Is your business ready campaign?’ – that provides businesses with materials aimed to support them in their preparation for the […]

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World Mint News – The Royal Mint Experience Now Open

The Royal Mint’s family-friendly visitor attraction, The Royal Mint Experience, was opened officially today by two very special Rio 2016 Team GB guests from Wales. Welsh swimming sensation and Rio 2016 double Olympic Silver Medallist Jazz Carlin and Welsh Rio 2016 Men’s Rugby Sevens Olympic Silver Medallist Sam Cross took time out of their busy […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting in […]

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Royal Mint UK Issues Battle of Hastings Commemorative Coin into Circulation

The Battle of Hastings 1066 – it’s when William the Conqueror beat King Harold to change the timeline of Britain forever, and the date most quoted by Britons when asked which one they remember best from school. The Royal Mint, maker of coins for over 1,000 years for British monarchs including both William and Harold, […]

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Royal Mint UK Celebrates William Shakespeare on New Proof Silver Coin

At over 1,000 years old and Britain’s oldest manufacturer, The Royal Mint must be one of the few organizations that can claim to have its products referenced throughout the works of Shakespeare. Royal Mint coins such as the halfpenny, farthing and noble have all taken their turn on the Shakespearean stage, in plays that include […]

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

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The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin

Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the 2016 Remembrance Day Coin has been created by Royal Mint coin […]

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The Royal Mint Launches 2017 Lunar Coin Collection

The launch of The Royal Mint’s lunar coin collection has become an eagerly anticipated event, with the ‘rooster’ the latest animal to join the 1,100 year-old organization’s popular lunar calendar line-up. It is the fourth coin to be issued in The Royal Mint’s lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed […]

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World Coins – Collecting 20th Century Canadian Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… 20th-century Canadian quarters are among the most widely collected types of world coins. Incorporating the portraits of five different British rulers and offering an exciting array of options and key dates, Canadian quarters dating from 1901 through 2000 provide even the most seasoned numismatists with a plethora of collecting […]

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The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are certainly many ways to accumulate, or as some people put it, stack silver, in the physical form. For those looking to acquire physical silver, I think one has to begin with some basic […]

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Robert Bashlow

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …. THE CAST OF CHARACTERS in American Numismatics over the last century-and-a-half has included many an odd personality, whether in the ranks of collectors, dealers, researchers or story tellers. Some of these were well known figures who devoted decades to the field, often as professional coin auctioneers such as […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results for […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian currency […]

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Royal Mint Captures ‘Watercolor’ Coin Portraits of British Natural Landmarks

Two Royal Mint engravers have teamed up to capture watercolour-style portraits of some of Britain’s best loved natural landmarks on a commemorative collection of sterling silver £5 coins. Glyn Davies (View Designer’s Profile) and Laura Clancy (View Designer’s Profile) started by painting the scenes in watercolor, before going through the painstaking process of engraving every […]

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The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from myriad geographic regions. The world coin sets of 2016 offer plenty of wonderful opportunities for collectors to get their hands on fascinating coins covering interesting topics with rich designs. While […]

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Important Selections from Bowker East Asian Coin Collection Offered by Champion Auctions

By CoinWeek ….. On August 23, Champion Auctions will hold an auction of important Chinese and East Asian coins at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong. Bidders can also register and participate online at Liveauctioneers or through Champion Auction’s website, www.cghka.com. Highlights from the sale include an 1896 Chihli Province dollar Triangle Variety NGC MS 63; […]

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Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition Five Sovereign Piece 2016

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited-edition of 500 Five-Sovereign Piece 2016 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2016 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St George and the dragon reverse design. The Five-Sovereign Piece 2016 is struck […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history through coins Another prized possession is the one with an imprint of Alexander [the Great] on the face of the coin. “It belongs to 327 B.C. and there is also a story that Alexander married an Indian tribal woman. I […]

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Royal Mint: Britain’s Oldest Manufacturer Sees Highest-Ever Revenue

The Royal Mint Limited has announced its annual results for 2015-2016, reflecting the highest revenue in the 1,100 year history of the organization 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 […]

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World Coins – Royal Mint Unveils 2016 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2016 Britannia Proof Coin Collection The Royal Mint has launched its perennial classic for 2016, The Britannia Proof Coin Collection. The range, which includes individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin weighing just one-fortieth ounce and the Premium Six-Coin Set, is struck in fine gold and fine silver to Proof finish. This […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From cotton to cash: how to (actually) make a euro Reinhold Gerstetter is responsible for the design of the euro banknotes. Fans of the old Deutsche Mark may recognize his work – he drew the faces on their last edition, before Germany […]

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Royal Mint UK Announces Welsh Dragon Silver £20 Coin

The Royal Mint has struck a commemorative fine silver £20 coin featuring the Welsh dragon – an enduring symbol of Wales – celebrating the spirit of its people. The organisation, which has recently opened its brand new family-friendly ‘Royal Mint Experience’ visitor attraction, has been based in Llantrisant, South Wales, since its move from Tower […]

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World Coins – Revealing the Remarkable Royal Mint Experience

  For the first time, The Royal Mint will throw open its doors to reveal how the nation’s coins are made and find their way into pockets and purses around the world. The Royal Mint Experience will allow the public to witness for the first time hundreds of moments from the history of British coins, […]

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Royal Mint Introduces ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

The Queen’s Beasts 2016 – The Lion – 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – 10 creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ […]

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British Royal Mint Celebrates Lunar Year of the Monkey

The Royal Mint has released a range of commemorative coins featuring the playful figure of a monkey to celebrate the  Chinese New Year that started on February 8th. Produced specifically for the UK, The Royal Mint’s commemorative lunar coins blend ancient Chinese tradition with British craftsmanship, and form part of The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào (or […]

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Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

The Royal Mint has been recognised as finalists for three International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards at the recent Coin Conference in Madrid. The two-day Coin Conference is the only event specifically focused on coins and was attended by around 250 delegates from across the industry and around the world. […]

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A Brief History of the Royal Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….. If you’ve been keeping score at home, I’ve been going further and further back in time to find the oldest company around today that still manufactures or sells coins and bullion. I was doing it mostly because it’s fun, but it may offer precious metals investors some peace of mind […]

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Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the £5 coin that celebrates the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, following approval from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The designer has been announced as respected engraver John Bergdahl. The coin is decorated with harp-playing […]

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The Royal Mint Commemorates Artist of First Queen’s Portrait as Date for the Fifth is Revealed

The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world. The news was announced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mary Gillick – the first artist to capture The Queen’s portrait for her nation’s coins. The new fifth definitive […]

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The Royal Mint releases the 2015 Britannia One Ounce Silver Coin

An iconic figure and a modern coin tradition – the annual release of The Royal Mint’s Silver BU Britannia for 2015… The Royal Mint has announced the release of the Brilliant Uncirculated Britannia Silver One Ounce coin for 2015 featuring the acclaimed Britannia portrait by sculptor Philip Nathan. Britannia was first featured on Britain’s coinage […]

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