Here at The Royal Mint, we always love hearing from collectors about how much they enjoy the coins and coin sets we strike. In recent years, through facebook and twitter, we have seen this take on a new dimension with coin fans sharing us photos of them and their collections.

Now, we would like to take that to the next level!

We are calling on coin fans everywhere, all over the world, to send us short videos of the coins or coin collections they love.

Using Vine or Instagram video, we are looking for people to create short films (Vine is six seconds maximum, Instagram Video 15 seconds maximum) that feature:

  • Your favourite Royal Mint coin
  • Your Royal Mint coin collection
  • You with your favourite Royal Mint coin or coin collection

And to reward you for your efforts, we are going to give everyone who enters* a 2013 UK Royal Christening £5 BU coin

Here’s how it works:

  1. If you don’t already have them, download the Vine and/or Instagram apps for your smartphone
  2. Set up your vine/Instagram profile from within the app – it only takes a minute or so
  3. Shoot your short film (remember, Vine is  a six second maximum and Instagram is 15 seconds)
  4. Post your film to your Vine or Instagram profile using the hashtag #strikingstories – this means that we will be able to view the videos
  5. Send us an email to strikingstories@royalmint.com, with the following details:
    1. The link to the video on your Vine/Instagram profile
    2. Your full name
    3. Your age
    4. Where you live
    5. Your full address
    6. Why you chose the coin or collection that you featured in your video, what makes it special to you
  6. Every entry that meets the basic criteria will receive a 2013 UK Royal Christening £5 BU coin absolutely free

That’s it! We will post some of our favourites to our facebook wall, and some of the very best may well feature on our stand at the World Money Fair in Berlin in February 2014.

We’re excited to see what you will come up with – good luck!

*Terms and Conditions apply

  1. This promotion opens 23rd December 2013 and closes 16th January 2013
  2. All entrants must be over the age of 18
  3. All entries must be submitted via Vine or Instagram using the hashtag #strikingstories. No other video formats or methods of entry will be accepted
  4. To meet the requirements of entry the video must:
    1. Be filmed using either Vine or Instagram video
    2. Be tagged with the hashtag #strikingstories
    3. Contain a Royal Mint coin or coin collection
    4. Be in no way defamatory, libellous, insulting or contain images or themes of an adult or inappropriate nature
    5. Be accompanied by an email as detailed in (5) below
  5. All entries must be accompanied by an email sent to strikingstories@royalmint.com that includes the following information
    1. The link to the video on your Vine/Instagram profile
    2. Your full name
    3. Your age
    4. Where you live
    5. Your full address
    6. Why you chose the coin or collection that you featured in your video, what makes it special to you
  6. The promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for incomplete or lost entries, whether through general internet problems or issues specific to Vine and/or Instagram
  7. All entries up to a maximum of 10,000 entries that satisfy the criteria set out in terms 1-5 will receive a 2013 UK Royal Christening £5 BU coin by way of a thank you
  8. All decisions relating to (7) will be made by the promoter. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  9. The promoter reserves the right to substitute the gift with another product of equal or greater value at its own discretion
  10. The coin will be sent out within 28 days of the close date via standard postal services. The promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for non-delivery due to a failure in standard postal services.
  11. By submitting a video you agree that the promoter has the right to use the video for its own promotional purposes, and that any third parties who may appear in your video have provided their consent to do so and by submitting you also confirm their consent for the promoter to use the video for its own purposes which will include but not be limited to:
    1. Sharing on promoter’s own social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and blog
    2. Use in video to be produced for the World Money Fair in Berlin in February 2014
    3. Promoter’s website
    4. These rights of usage will remain in place for the duration of 2014
    5. Promoter: The Royal Mint, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, CF72 8YT, United Kingdom