What is the difference between Proof, Brilliant Uncirculated and Bullion coins?
Designing Britain's decimal coins began in 1961, far earlier than you may imagine.
The VE Day Alderney £5 platinum proof coin
The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins
The Royal Mint has signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with the Treasury Department of Thailand
The Royal Mint welcomes new recruits to graduate training programme
Much more than pocket change
The first responsibility of the Royal Mint is to make and distribute the UK’s coins. We estimate that the current number of all coins in circulation in the UK is around 28 billion pieces. And we’re hard at work making next year’s mintage.
Discover the art and craft of coin design through the coins in circulation today. View the designs featured on current and previous years UK coinage.
View the numbers of coins that have been issued into circulation in the United Kingdom since 1968.
In January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to recover cupronickel five pence and ten pence coins from circulation.
For over 2,000 years coins have been a desirable object to keep as well as to spend. You can devote as much or as little time as you wish to coin collecting. Discover how to start your coin collection...
Learn about the art and process coin-making. Did you know we roll our own metal sheet, cut the blanks and hand-craft the dies; and all before we strike the coins you find in your pocket?
The Trial of the Pyx is a judicial ceremony dating back to the twelfth century. Discover the history of the Trial of the Pyx with the Royal Mint.
This year's Trial of the Pyx was held on 8 February 2011. The verdict was delivered to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Master of the Mint George Osbourne.
Since the introduction of the 50p coin in 1969 it has become one of the most collected coins. Find out more about the world’s first seven-sided coin.
Proof coins represent the pinnacle of the minter’s art - we explain what goes into producing them at The Royal Mint.
The processes involved in producing a coin can be broken down into three different sections: Heritage, Craftsmanship and Quality.