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The Royal Mint Shifts Production Towards Masks

Medical visor supplies have been bolstered through the outstanding efforts of The Royal Mint. Designed by their engineers and manufactured at their coin production facility. (Image courtesy of the British Royal Mint)
By Tom Michael 
The 2020 pandemic has required many people and businesses around the world to rethink their daily activities

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Lots of British Round Pounds Missing

The ‘round pound,’ the ‘Maggie,’ or whatever you may want to call it, Britain’s round £1 coin has been replaced by a 12-sided coin meant to deter counterfeiters. Since the round coin has been declared redundant by the Bank of England the question remains: Why are about 145 million of the older coins still outstanding?
According to the British Royal Mint, a staggering one in 30 of the round version of the denomination were counterfeits when the newer 12-sided (dodecagonal) version was introduced on March 28, 2017. This statistic sounds even worse when you consider there were about 1

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

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

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British Mint Issues Scarce Coins

(Image courtesy of the Royal Mint blog)
In a recent interview with The CDN Monthly Greysheeet US Mint Director David J. Ryder said, “I have to create products they [young collectors] can actually collect at a reasonable price and put in their pockets.”
Perhaps so, but any proposals for new coins need to be approved by Congress prior to commencing production

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Royal Mint conducts Trial of the Pyx

Two of the 2017 coins subjected to the Trial of the Pyx and now offered for sale by the British Royal Mint. At top, bimetallic 12-sided £1 gold proof reverse; at bottom, obverse platinum wedding £20 silver with conjoined portraits of Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip. (Images courtesy & © The Royal Mint)
In December, the British Royal Mint announced that it is offering the public the opportunity to purchase a limited selection of coins that have been through the Trial of the Pyx

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British Royal Mint commemoratives thrive

Perhaps the number of coins needed in circulation is declining, but as this proves to be true, the British Royal Mint is using its otherwise unused capacity to increase the number of commemorative coins it produces.
There has been a notable shift in where the BRM is putting its focus. Not all of its efforts are being directed solely on coins

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British penny finds some defenders

Could the credit card be making the British penny irrelevant? According to a Bank of England analysis of the lowly denomination, the answer is yes.
The bank also noted there has also been a decline in the number of items priced ending in 99 pence.
Bank of England economists recently released a statement reading, “As inflation steadily erodes the purchasing power of low denomination coinage, the case for its removal becomes stronger

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History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…. Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/11/2015. The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global market, but how much does the average American collector know about Canada and Canadian coins? So as part of my mini-series on U.S. […]

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ROYAL ARMS REVISITED: National Symbol Redesigned on 2015 United Kingdom £1 Coin

The Royal Mint has issued a new £1 coin for 2015 portraying Timothy Noad’s contemporary reworking of the Royal Arms, in a heraldic celebration of the United Kingdom. Featuring Jody Clark’s ‘fifth portrait’ of Her Majesty The Queen on the obverse, this new commemorative The Royal Arms 2015 United Kingdom £1 coin is being issued […]

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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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Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

By the Royal Mint Advisory Committee…. On January 16, 2015, HM Treasury announced the appointment of two new members to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC). Following an open and competitive process, Professor Jane Ridley and Mr. Hughie O’Donoghue RA have taken up the appointments for initial terms of five years with the option of […]

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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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