20 Aug 2014
Supporting the centuries-old tradition of giving zodiac coins at the Lunar New Year
Delightful creations including the outstanding detail and high relief of the Masterpiece Medals.
Experts in the field of medallic art, craftsmen at The Royal Mint have been creating medals, including military decorations and gallantry awards, for centuries. Commemorative medals were at first rare, though special occasions like the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria would find The Royal Mint busy producing medals for sale to the public.
Today, the commemorative medal has really come into its own and often a medal rather than a coin will be chosen to mark an important occasion or significant event in history. Like coins they are priceless examples of craftsmanship and artistry and tell their own fascinating story. Take a look at our amazing selection below and find a gallery to inspire you. Enjoy…