You can gain unprecedented access to The Royal Mint to discover the people and events behind the coins in your pocket.
Discover more on the origins of these fantastical creatures who represent and guard Her Majesty The Queen.
The Royal Mint is to commemorate the Sapphire Jubilee
Amongst coins on trial in ancient quality assurance ceremony
Partnership to build digital gold product on blockchain to be available in 2017
Accreditation against new standard
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.
2017 promises to be a significant year for UK coins. Find out more about the coins of 2017.
Discover more information about the introduction of the new 12-sided £1 coin
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.