Category Archives: The Royal Mint

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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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian Gold Sovereign of 1917 from the Perth Mint

by Max Spiegel, NGC …. NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United Kingdom […]

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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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From the Book Stacks: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. 100 Greatest Modern World Coins By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker; Foreword by Donald Scarinci.   Whitman Publishing LLC, 160 pages, lavishly illustrated, hardcover. Rarely has a numismatic book published in modern times achieved the overall excellence displayed by this newest Whitman Greatest title. Authors Charles Morgan and […]

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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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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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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Half Sovereign Pattern Mule with Sixpence Obverse

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This proof Half Sovereign off-metal mule pattern encompasses a combination of history, rarity, and condition. This piece is the ONLY known certified example and the ONLY known piece as well. The obverse was struck from the regular obverse die intended for the Sixpence issue. The reverse was […]

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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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Spink to Auction Edward VIII Pattern Coin

Spink is delighted to announce the forthcoming sale of an excessively rare Edward VIII Pattern Penny at its London auction house on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This trial coin, never released for circulation as a result of the King’s abdication in December 1936, is appearing for the very first time at a UK public auction. […]

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The Royal Mint continues to capture Paddington’s™ London adventures with two new coins

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Following Paddington Bear’s debut on UK coins in 2018 to celebrate his 60th anniversary, The Royal Mint has unveiled two new 50p coins that continue to chronicle the friendly Peruvian bear’s adventures around London.
First created in 1958 by Michael Bond, Paddington Bear has captured the imagination of generations and the latest coins depict Paddington’s ventures to two of the capital’s most iconic landmarks –The Royal Mint’s former home, The Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral

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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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World famous detective Sherlock Holmes™ to be commemorated on UK coin

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The Royal Mint will be commemorating 160 years since the birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with a coin dedicated to his most famous creation – the detective Sherlock Holmes.
The sleuth’s profile, complete with pipe and deerstalker will appear on a 50p piece surrounded by the names of his most popular adventures

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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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The Royal Mint celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with a special Strike on the Day Sovereign

The special 2019 edition of the Sovereign to mark Queen Victoria’s 200th anniversary since birth. (Image courtesy of The Royal Mint.)
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May 24 marked exactly 200 years after Queen Victoria’s birth

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Royal Mint issues first Matt-finish sovereign

This year’s matt finish BRM sovereign. (mage courtesy & © 2019 The Royal Mint)
Earlier this year, Britain’s Royal Mint announced the launch of the first BU sovereign having “a special Matt finish,” as opposed to the traditional Proof finish.
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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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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Rare 1839 British Proof Set

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) has certified a rare complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set. The incredible set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839. Among these is an NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the Una and the Lion […]

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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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The Royal Mint launches the Sovereign 2019 Gold Bullion Coins

The Royal Mint has today announced the launch of the Sovereign 2019 Gold Bullion and the Half-Sovereign 2019 Gold Bullion Coins, in recognition of both Britain and precious metals’ enduring aptitude for survival and excellence in the face of changing times. The coins are the latest addition to the Sovereign 2019 range, the flagship collection […]

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

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

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Royal Mint Reveals Colorized Remembrance Day Coin for 2018

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

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Monster of a Coin – Royal Mint Frankenstein £2 Coin Unveiled

The Halloween season is upon us, is this really a shocking development? The Royal Mint is celebrating the 200th anniversary since the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, The Modern Prometheus, with the launch of a £2 commemorative Frankenstein coin. Mary Shelley’s novel is a classic of modern literature and The Royal Mint celebrates this on […]

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

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

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Gifts, Gold, and the Freedom of The Royal Mint Experience awaits the lucky 200,000th visitor

Visitors planning a trip to The Royal Mint’s award-winning tourist attraction, The Royal Mint Experience in September and October could find themselves at the center of a very special celebration when they arrive for their factory tour or for one of its forthcoming events. Located in Llantrisant, South Wales, the venue is due to welcome […]

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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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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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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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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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United Kingdom: Bullion quality gold sovereign coins for 2018 launched

The Royal Mint have launched (13th December) their gold sovereign and half sovereign coins dated 2018 which are struck specially for the bullion market. The Bullion strike is an Uncirculated and detailed version of the classic sovereign coin and differs somewhat from the select Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof versions usually marketed as presentation pieces or as collector’s coins

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for November 17, 2017: Fountains of Ruin, Blockchain Blues, In Broad Daylight…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Boise’s Assay Office played an important role for the whole nation Between 1861 and 1866, Idaho Territory produced about $52 million in gold ($728 million in today’s dollars). As the sheer volume of gold to be tested increased, the nearest facility […]

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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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New Book Explores World of Leading Bullion Coins

By Metals Focus …… On October 17, The Perth Mint, The Austrian Mint, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Rand Refinery, The Royal Mint and Metals Focus are pleased to announce the launch of The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. We are grateful for the support of […]

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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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NGC Grades Rare and Beautiful ‘Una and the Lion’ Proof Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) recently graded an example of the iconic 1839 Victoria gold “Una and the Lion” Five Pounds, which is widely considered to be the most beautiful British coin ever struck. The piece was submitted by Baldwin’s of St. James’s, an English firm, and was graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo, making it […]

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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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Dillon Gage Metals Teams with China Great Wall

Dillon Gage Asia, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms, has entered into an agreement with China Great Wall Coins Investment Ltd. to distribute bullion coins from the official sovereign mint of China. China Great Wall is a subsidiary of the People’s Bank of China, based in […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Teams with China Great Wall

Dillon Gage Asia, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms, has entered into an agreement with China Great Wall Coins Investment Ltd. to distribute bullion coins from the official sovereign mint of China. China Great Wall is a subsidiary of the People’s Bank of China, based in […]

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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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Win a Trip to London in The Apmex London Sweepstakes

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

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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 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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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the […]

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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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The Royal Mint Becomes First World Mint to achieve compliance with Shari’ah Standard on Gold

This Standard will provide guidance from the Shari’ah perspective on the usage of gold in financial and investment transactions for Islamic financial institutions and participants. The Royal Mint has become the first mint worldwide to achieve compliance with the Shari’ah Standard on Gold for retail sales of its gold and silver bullion coins and bars, […]

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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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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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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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Gold and Silver Britannia Coins from The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint, making coins and medals for an average of 60 countries every year. However, its first responsibility is to make and distribute United Kingdom coins as well as to supply blanks and official medals. The Royal Mint has evolved to become a sophisticated industrial concern operating today […]

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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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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications ….. The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All of […]

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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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Royal Mint 2017 Bullion Coins – Lunar Year of the Rooster

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

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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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When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual rags-to-riches […]

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When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual […]

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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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Anti-Counterfeiting: New Techs Fight Fake Coins

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins …… As The Royal Mint begins production of a new 12-sided £1 coin made with their recently-patented anti-counterfeiting measures, it seems like a good time to look at some of the recent technologies being used to fight fake coins. Quitting the Old Quid The Royal Mint’s campaign to invent […]

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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 Celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday with £5 Commemorative Coin

As the nation prepares to celebrate another landmark for the royal family, The Royal Mint has struck a new, special edition £5 coin to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Approved by The Queen herself, the coin features a design by acclaimed artist and sculptor Christopher Hobbs, and portrays a classical celebratory garland of […]

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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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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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Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The appeal […]

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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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United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News…. The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, […]

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Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

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Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

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Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

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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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