Crack the Father’s Day Conundrum

01 May 2010

Stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas? Then look no further than the Royal Mint website. With a great online range of gift coins and medals you’re sure to find a present your dad will love, without having to traipse round the shops for inspiration.

Not everyone knows about the gifting range from the Royal Mint but there’s something to suit the interests and passions of every father, with the mix of classic and contemporary themed coins and medals available on offer - from football heroes and Doctor Who to the Olympics and military history.

The Royal Mint’s gift coins and medals are also available across a range of prices to suit every budget, from gifts under £10 to more luxurious ranges of coins and medals in precious metals. To make things really easy, all gifts are just a click away and can be bought online from the Royal Mint’s website.

Dave Knight, Director of Commemorative Coin at the Royal Mint, said: "The Royal Mint has a beautiful variety of commemorative coins and medals that capture the essence of British culture and make original presents for ‘difficult to buy for’ Dads, which they will treasure forever."

History buffs will love the dazzlingly rare silver 50p coin which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings. While football fans will admire the elegant Sir Bobby Robson silver commemorative medal, which honours the football legend’s contribution to the sport and his tireless charity work. For television fans there is the quirky and fun Doctor Who series, with Daleks, K9 and the Tardis to collect!

A really special, classic gift, that provides a great introduction to coin collecting, is the ‘Celebration of Britain’ six-coin sterling silver collection. It can be kept forever to cherish the feelings and passion of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more serious collectors there is ‘the chief coin of the world’, the 2010 gorgeous Gold Proof Sovereign, an ideal gift for an extra special Father’s Day.

Dave Knight concludes, "Coin collecting is a hobby that starts in childhood for many Dads. Commemorative coins make a particularly special gift because they have the amazing power to transport men back to boyhood, rekindling their sense of wonder for keeping and marvelling at things of beauty."

The full range of the Royal Mint’s commemorative coins and medals is available to buy on the Royal Mint’s website:

http://www.royalmint.com/store/catalogue/occasions/giftsForHim.aspx

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Royal Mint contact details:For media enquiries, please contact:

Royal Mint Press Office on 020 853 2390

Royal Mint Facts

  • The Royal Mint has a history dating back over 1,000 years. By the late thirteenth century the organisation was based in the Tower of London, and remained there for over 500 years. By 1812 the Royal Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on London’s Tower Hill. In 1967 the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in Llantrisant, South Wales.

  • There were estimated to be 28.2 billion UK coins in circulation at 31 March 2009, with a total face value of £3.6 billion – all manufactured by the Royal Mint.

  • 1.3 billion UK coins were issued during 2008-09.

  • Of the higher denomination coins, it is the 20p piece that is most in demand – with more than 2.4 billion now in circulation.

Royal Mint Contact Details

For media enquiries, please contact the Royal Mint Press Office on 020 853 2390.