Category Archives: Queen Elizabeth II

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold & Platinum Bimetal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a swooping eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3/4oz […]

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End of an Effigy: Final Gold, Silver Coins to Feature Ian Rank Broadley’s Design

The Royal Australian Mint will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. The end of an era for Australian currency, the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be […]

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Queen Elizabeth II gets updated portrait

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (top) appears with the design now being phased out (bottom) on a new Australian dollar coin.
The queen isn’t in the altogether. Not that the portraits of Queen Elizabeth II gracing Australia’s past coinage have ever been risqué, but the coins about to be introduced will depict Her Majesty with her shoulders covered

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Paper Money – What Are The World’s 15 Highest Denominations Ranked by GDP

Paper Money Denominations Updated by Coinweek Staff July 24, 2018 ……. Ever wonder what the highest-denomination paper money banknotes are in the world’s top-producing nations based on GDP? At a time when terrorism and other criminal activities increasingly have the attention of international police and regulatory agencies, there is greater pressure on authorities to eliminate the […]

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Heritage & History on Latest Collector Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint continues to honor history and heritage on new collector coins The Royal Canadian Mint has released two finely crafted tributes to unforgettable chapters in our military history. The 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin First World War Allied Forces: Newfoundland honors the future province’s brave contribution to the Allied victory, which helped end […]

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As Queen becomes first monarch to reach her Sapphire Coronation Jubilee on Saturday 2nd June, “world’s first” gold quarter sovereign was released

Featuring a portrait of the Queen on horseback, one of these limited edition coins was donated to equestrian charity, The Horse Rangers Association, at a ceremony in Hampton Court
Collectibles firm The Bradford Exchange has released a brand new gold quarter sovereign to commemorate the Queen’s Sapphire Coronation Jubilee, marking Her Majesty’s incredible milestone when she became the first British monarch to reach the 65th anniversary of their coronation on Saturday 2nd June. The 2018 Gold Quarter Sovereign features a portrait of the Queen on horseback, recalling a similar image which was used on the first commemorative coin of her reign, the 1953 Coronation Crown, and then on subsequent coins celebrating her Majesty’s Jubilees over the decades

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Ultra High Relief 2oz Silver Coin Celebrates Anniversary of Queen’s Coronation

On June 2, 1953, the attention of millions of people worldwide was on Westminster Abbey for the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following the death of her father, King George VI, just over a year earlier. To commemorate this historic event, Pobjoy Mint is releasing a very special coin on behalf of the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Throws Collectors a Curve with New Convex Coin Celebrating Canadian Baseball History

Plus, “Light Bulb” Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion boin with MintshieldTM technology now available The Royal Canadian Mint has crafted a curved silver coin to commemorate North America’s first officially recorded baseball game. The scene, which played out in a Beachville, Ontario pasture on June 4, 1838 as local amateur teams faced off in the […]

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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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British Antarctic Territory: New titanium coin features graceful blue petrel

The government and treasury of the British Antarctic Territory have issued (27th February) new titanium coins which feature one of the territory’s most recognisible feathered inhabitants — the blue petrel. They are often spotted in the region from the southern tip of South America to Northern Argentina and, of course, near the northern point of the Antarctic Peninsula — part of the British Antarctic Territory

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Rare English Proof Sets in Long Beach Tyrant Collection Exhibit

Among the numismatic treasures that will be featured in the upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be the largest display of English proof sets ever presented in the United States, including the complete proof set of 1746, the first ever struck as a set by The Royal Mint. […]

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Sapphire Coronation from the Pobjoy Mint – The Lion & Unicorn

Available in Proof 1/25oz Fine 999. Gold Featuring a striking image of a Lion & Unicorn Limited to 750 Gold and 2,000 Silver coins worldwide Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II The Coin This striking reverse features the Lion and the Unicorn, which signify the United Kingdom and the Royal Family. As Prince […]

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

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

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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 Coins – Double Effigy Silver Piedfort Commemorates Royal Platinum Wedding Anniversary

Platinum Wedding Anniversary HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse! New Ultra-High Relief Dished coin Celebrating the lives of two long-serving Royals 1oz Piedfort coin available in 999. Proof Fine Silver (2oz Total Weight) The Coin Our Ultra-High Relief coins are always incredibly desirable and usually sell out! […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary with Silver Commemorative Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To commemorate the momentous occasion of the Royal 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, two special collectible coins have been released by the Royal Australian Mint. Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms. Sarah Polhill said that the Mint chose to combine […]

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Silver Coin from British Virgin Islands Celebrates Queen’s Platinum Wedding Anniversary

Anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip Honored with Piedfort Silver Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse! New Ultra-High Relief Dished coin Celebrating the lives of two long-serving Royals 1oz Piedfort coin available in 999. Proof Fine Silver (2oz Total Weight) The Coin Our Ultra-High Relief coins are incredibly desirable and usually […]

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Anniversaries and Icons on New Royal Canadian Mint Modern Collector Coins

Canadian symbols and cultural icons grace the newest offering of modern collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, which also shine a spotlight on a number of historic milestones. All of these collectibles are currently available to the public. Leading the list is the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His […]

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World Coin – 70 oz Proof Silver Celebrates Royal Couple’s Platinum Anniversary

70 oz State Opening of Parliament – Platinum Wedding Anniversary Limited to an issue limit of just 70 pieces – OVER HALF SOLD! 70oz Proof Fine 999. Silver coin measuring an impressive 130mm in diameter! Encrusted with 70 Diamonds with a total weight of 1 Carat! Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse! Featuring a portrait […]

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Falkland Islands Honors Centennial of Royal Family with 4-Coin Set

Centenary of the House of Windsor set features four different monarchs Four-Coin Set featuring the House of Windsor Low mintage of 2,000 in Sterling Silver! Featuring HM Queen Elizabeth II young head Also available in Cupro Nickel Produced in Great Britain by Pobjoy Mint The Coins The House of Windsor has had a monumental impact […]

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New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins for October

A new month brings another extensive array of Royal Canadian Mint collector coins that continue to impress customers with their signature craftsmanship as well as exciting innovations. Extreme relief, new shapes and novel coin enhancements are among the stand-out features of several new coins that are bound to turn heads in a diverse line-up that […]

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New World Commemorative Coins Honor Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee

2017 Royal Cypher – Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee Celebrating the first ever Sapphire Jubilee of a British Monarch Beautiful Cypher of HM Queen Elizabeth II design 1,952 Issue Limit to reflect the year of accession Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxurious coins The Coin The design on the coin features the Royal Cypher […]

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World Coin News – Fiji Commemorative Honors 70th Wedding Anniversary of Elizabeth & Philip

Pobjoy Mint final coin in series Featuring The Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Coat of Arms Issued in Diamond encrusted Platinum! Celebrating the lives of two long serving Royals Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins The Coin The two coat of arms depicted on the reverse of this coin are […]

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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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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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Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

The latest selection of collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canadian tradition and identity with themes ranging from Canada 150, military service and our renowned natural heritage. These new collectibles, featuring a variety of innovations, are now available for purchase. In continuing its $20 fine silver coin series honoring important Canadian […]

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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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New World Coins Celebrate 70 Years of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Pobjoy Mint introduces coins from Falkland Islands, British Virgin Islands and more Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together and have dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy. The couple first met at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939 when the Queen was […]

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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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The future of British royalty on Commonwealth currency

On February 6, 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth II achieved her Sapphire Jubilee—the 65th anniversary of the day she became queen. The head of state of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, she is not only the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch but the longest-reigning queen-regnant and female head of state in world history

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The future of British royalty on Commonwealth currency

On February 6, 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth II achieved her Sapphire Jubilee—the 65th anniversary of the day she became queen. The head of state of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, she is not only the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch but the longest-reigning queen-regnant and female head of state in world history

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United Kingdom: Unique Sapphire Jubilee celebrated with new gold and silver coins

The Royal Mint have launched (30th January) a new series of large-size gold and silver coins that mark the 65th year since HM Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the British throne—her Sapphire Jubilee. To date, only Queen Elizabeth II has reached this milestone date

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United Kingdom: Sapphire Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrated on new crown coins

The Royal Mint have launched (30th January) a new crown coin that marks the 65th year since HM Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the British throne on the 6th February 1952. Her coronation followed the untimely death of her father, King George VI, who had reigned just 17 years

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United Kingdom: Sapphire Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrated on new crown coins

The Royal Mint have launched (30th January) a new crown coin that marks the 65th year since HM Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the British throne on the 6th February 1952. Her coronation followed the untimely death of her father, King George VI, who had reigned just 17 years

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United Kingdom: Unique Sapphire Jubilee celebrated with new gold and silver coins

The Royal Mint have launched (30th January) a new series of large-size gold and silver coins that mark the 65th year since HM Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the British throne—her Sapphire Jubilee. To date, only Queen Elizabeth II has reached this milestone date

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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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New 2017 Coin Celebrates 1st Ever Sapphire Jubilee for British Monarch

The Pobjoy Mint honors Queen Elizabeth II’s reign with $10 British Virgin Islands silver coin ‘Doubled-Headed’ Coin Celebrating the first ever Sapphire Jubilee of a British Monarch Exclusive Incuse Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II 1,952 maximum mintage to replicate the year of accession The Coin Queen Elizabeth II is unique in that she is […]

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For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how that […]

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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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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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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 Commemorative Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians in celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the launch of a colourful silver collector coin combining royal and Canadian imagery. This coin was unveiled on April 20 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Royal Canadian Mint […]

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New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British monarch […]

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Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring original illustrations of one of Australia’s most treasured children’s authors, May Gibbs. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited-edition book, which contains a collection of Gibbs’ […]

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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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Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint…. To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant to […]

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Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint…. Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to music […]

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New World Records at Baldwin’s Coin Auction 96

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd was the centre of the numismatic world on September 25, as Auction 96, held at 399 Strand in London, saw no less than TWO world records broken A packed and palpably excited standing-room-only auction room watched on as two major lots, both pertaining to Queen Victoria, garnered bids from […]

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Royal Mint Issues Limited Edition 2015 Five-Sovereign Piece

The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited number of 750 Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2015 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St. George and the dragon reverse design. Appearing for the first time […]

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Perth Mint Coin Marks Birth of HRH Princess Charlotte

With the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Perth Mint has released Australia’s official commemorative coins to mark the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold and 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, each tribute features a portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge […]

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Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. Meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the latest edition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program has been released on the success of the 2014 Saltwater […]

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

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

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

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

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Royal Mint celebrates ‘Greatest Briton of all time’ Sir Winston Churchill on new £20 coin

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its third United Kingdom £20 for £20 coin as the great British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Twice Britain’s Prime Minister, and renowned the world over for his unyielding leadership and formidable character, Churchill is regularly voted as the ‘Greatest Briton’ in public […]

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