Category Archives: UK Coins

Royal Mint Commemorates 100 Years of the Unknown Warrior With Remembrance Day Coin

As the original maker of UK coins, The Royal Mint has marked milestone moments in history for over a thousand years. Now it has revealed a new coin, created in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, to commemorate Remembrance Day 2020. The coin’s designer Natasha Preece, who works at The Royal Mint, captures this poignant […]

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Finest-Graded Una and the Lion, Certified by NGC, Offered in MDC Monaco Sale

The finest graded example of the “Una and the Lion“, a coin that is at the zenith of British numismatics, is being offered in a European auction this month. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the Great Britain 1839 Five Pounds shares the spotlight with several other NGC-graded British gold ultra-rarities in an MDC Monaco auction on […]

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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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Exceptional Gold World Coins, Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… As autumn arrives, we are very pleased to offer a bounty of exceptional new coins and medals for your browsing delight and numismatic consideration. We hope you may find something special among the new items being offered. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, […]

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Gold Coins From Around the World Star in Künker Auction 340

Künker Gold Auction 340 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Yes, gold is a very special material. It is the most ductile metal we know of. From a single gram of gold, a wire of two kilometers can be drawn. Humankind made use of this to gild all sorts of items with […]

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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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NGC-Certified English Gold Coins Showcased in Spink Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified over 200 outstanding English gold coins that are now being offered in the Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins by Spink on September 15, 2020. The sale includes phenomenal selections from several superb collections and represents one of the most prestigious offerings of English gold coins in years. The auction […]

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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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The Duke of Lansing Collection of British Coronation Medals

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The crowning of any monarch is always a momentous celebration, highly anticipated and carefully planned. In the United Kingdom, such an occasion warranted the striking of medals commemorating the regal festivities so that the collecting community might honor the new sovereign. This practice began […]

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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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Famous British Rarity Una and the Lion Gold Coin Realizes Over $800,000

A famous British rarity certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized 86,500,000 Yen (about $810,000 USD) in a Taisei Coins auction. The 1839 Victoria “Una and the Lion” Gold Five Pounds graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo was the star of the sale that concluded May 3, 2020. The incredible $810,000 sum is $350,000 higher […]

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British Rarities Rank Among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing …… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U.S. coins and doesn’t study money from across the Pond, this might seem like a strange thing to publicize. The United […]

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British Rarities Rank Among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing ……   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U.S. coins and doesn’t study money from across the Pond, this might seem like a strange thing to publicize. The […]

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NGC Certifies Unique 1952 Great Britain Penny

In Great Britain, the year 1952 saw a change of monarch, the first home-use microwave oven and the Great Smog of London, but nothing so common as a penny issued by the Royal Mint. Only one Great Britain penny is believed to have been struck in 1952, and it was recently certified by Numismatic Guaranty […]

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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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New Edition of Coins of England Catalog Now Available

Coins of England By Coin & Currency Institute …… 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. It totals 878 pages, with […]

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One of Only Two Known Surviving 1945 Silver Threepence Coins Surfaces

The “rarest British circulating coin in 200 years” has been certified as genuine by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the world’s largest third-party certification, grading and encapsulation service for rare and collectible coins. The tiny silver coin — only the second known example — was not discovered in a buried hoard. The 1945 Silver Threepence was […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Lauer Queen Victoria Gold Pattern Coin

(1887) Great Britain Queen Victoria Lauer Pattern in Gold Uniface Obverse Die Trial Ex. Murdoch Collection (1904) – UNIQUE By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Several patterns struck in gold with new designs were submitted in 1887 for the jubilee of Queen Victoria. Her young head portrait had been used for 50 years […]

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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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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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CoinWeek Sponsor: Amazing UK Coins on MA-Shops

Expansion of the British Range   By MA-Shops.com …… This 1703 Great Britain Anne Silver VIGO Crown or 1851 Great Britain Victoria young head penny are just a few examples from our new dealer Wessex Coins, a family run business with over 45 years of passionate experience in the numismatic and antiquities field, both in […]

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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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Rago to Host Inaugural Online-Only Numismatic Auction on Bidsquare.com

By Rago Arts & Auctions ……   From June 15 through June 30, Rago Auctions is pleased to present its first ever online-only sale of U.S. and world coins and currency. Hosted on bidsquare.com, this 114-lot sale features a strong showing of numismatic specialties and interests, including U.S. paper currency from the 19th century, silver […]

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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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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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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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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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First-Ever Platinum Britannia Bullion Coin Available for Pre-Order

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is pleased to announce the first-ever Platinum Britannia coin is now available for pre-order. The 2018 1 oz Platinum Britannia joins an illustrious history of this bullion coin from The Royal Mint. The Gold Britannia was introduced in 1987, showcasing a powerful design of Britannia herself, holding […]

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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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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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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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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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APMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first-ever 1 oz Platinum bullion coin from The Royal Mint. When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned June 2, 1953, 10 heraldic beast statues stood watch at the ceremony, representing the different houses joining in Her Majesty’s royal ancestry. […]

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APMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first-ever 1 oz Platinum bullion coin from The Royal Mint. When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned June 2, 1953, 10 heraldic beast statues stood watch at the ceremony, representing the different houses joining in Her Majesty’s royal ancestry. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 21, 2017: The Hobby Under Fire, Endangered Cash, & Coin Crime

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 2: This Time It’s Personal 1.) ‘CASH ESSENTIAL TO PERSONAL FREEDOM’ – EUROPEANS PUSH BACK The biggest cited concern for respondents was the threat the cash restrictions would pose to privacy and personal anonymity. A total of 87% of respondents viewed […]

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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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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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CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had taken over the territory of all but the West Saxons but they provided their subjugated peoples with money they knew – in the form of imitations of […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Defacing coins like a suffragette Have you ever tried to get into the mind of a suffragette? British Museum curator Tom Hockenhull has… and not in the way you might expect from a numismatist… The Future Is Now 2.) How the Royal […]

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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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Royal Mint Says Possible Counterfeit of UK’s New £1 Coin Is Mint Error

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Over the weekend, British media (especially the tabloids) began to report that a man had discovered a counterfeit version of the new 12-sided one-pound coins. Roy Wright, a 48-year-old charity worker from Addlestone in Surrey, England, noticed the suspect coin while he was giving a tip to a delivery man. […]

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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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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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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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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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CoinWeek News Wire for January 27, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 27, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Should bank tellers reveal the value of old coins? A teenager takes a bunch of old coins, some of them may be of silver or antiques, to a bank and gets just the face value of them in exchange. The question, “Does […]

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Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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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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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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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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CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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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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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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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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Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage’s sell-through rate exceeds 95% across the board at World’s Fair of Money auctions Aug. 9-13 Heritage Auctions sold more than $38 million worth of U.S., World & Ancient Coins and Currency at auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 9-13 in Anaheim, California. Sell-through rates exceed 95 percent across […]

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Heritage Auctions: $38+ Million Sold in U.S. & World Coins, Currency at ANA

Heritage’s sell-through rate exceeds 95% across the board at World’s Fair of Money auctions Aug. 9-13 Heritage Auctions sold more than $38 million worth of U.S., World & Ancient Coins and Currency at auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 9-13 in Anaheim, California. Sell-through rates exceed 95 percent across […]

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Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly US$4.9 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA […]

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Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

From Wayne Sayles Blog Ancient Coin Collecting, With kind permission of John Hooker I’m sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery which became a major impetus for the new Treasure Act to replace the old treasure trove […]

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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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Royal Mint Unveils New Coin for Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Video: 2:06.

On Sunday, the Royal Mint in London announced the release of a two-coin commemoration to celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The release of the coin marks only the second time the Royal Mint has issued an official United Kingdom coin to honor a royal birth with the permission of 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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Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint…. Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage Portrait […]

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5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

By Nick Huxsted – Arrowfile ……. One of the largest ever UK discoveries of Anglo Saxon coins has been unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in a field in Buckinghamshire. Paul Coleman is a member of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club and was out with his club and son when he made the discovery on […]

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New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

On 18th December 2014, Spink London sold two superb gold Tudor Sovereigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII for a combined price of £732,000 (incl. premium). As a result Spink now hold the new world record for the highest price realised for a Tudor coin at auction. Victor of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VII, […]

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