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  • The Royal Mint and Taisei Coins open registration for upcoming joint auction with an estimated $8m worth of coins on offer
  • The auction has over 800 lots including an original Three Graces, Henry VII Sovereign and 16th century Japanese Oban
  • The auction is part of The Royal Mint’s global expansion

An estimated $8million worth of rare and beautiful coins have been revealed for an upcoming auction held by The Royal Mint, the original maker of UK coins, and Taisei Coins, Japan’s largest numismatic firm.  The numismatic giants have joined forces to offer the global coin collecting community the opportunity to bid on the impressive range in the upcoming international auction, taking place at the Tokyo International Coin Convention 2022.

The Royal Mint and Taisei Coins have now opened online registration for the auction allowing potential bidders the opportunity to browse the full catalogue ahead of the live auction to be held in Tokyo on 29th April.  Of the 800 plus lots on offer, three particularly rare items that will feature in the auction include a Japanese rare Oban, a Henry VII (1485-1509), fine gold Sovereign of Twenty Shillings, and a 1817 Three Graces Crown.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, comments “We announced the partnership and auction with Taisei Coins last September and we are delighted to finally reveal the full catalogue of coins that will be on offer.  Bringing together the best of rare British, Japanese and international coins, we feel this is the pinnacle of coin auctions and we’re delighted to partner with Taisei Coins on this. 

“As The Royal Mint expands globally, partnerships such as this allow us the opportunity to reach new customers as we strive towards numismatic excellence in every part of our business.”

Masahiro Oka, President of Taisei Coins, comments: “Taisei Coins' relationship with The Royal Mint has lasted for over 50 years and this joint auction is a testament to the mutual trust. We want to thank The Royal Mint and the Japan Numismatic Dealers Association, the organizer of TICC, for the permission and effort to make this possible.

"I think this joint auction has a particularly special meaning since it will be the first time for TICC to be held in two years. Taisei and JNDA acknowledges the significance of this joint auction and is making the necessary arrangements to make it a memorable event like exhibitions centered around The Royal Mint in 2022."

Taking place on 29th April 2022 at Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo, people wishing to register their interest, or bid online, can now do so on The Royal Mint’s website.

To view the catalogue or to register for the auction, visit Taisei Auction (


About Taisei Coins Corporation

Located in the heart of the most populous city in the world, Tokyo, Taisei Coins is one of the oldest and most trusted dealers of modern and historical collectible coins in Japan. Taisei Coins’ auction unit welcomes customers from around the world to bid on unique and rare coins from a wide range of countries, both existing and past. Our corporate philosophy, "to contribute to the enrichment of society through coin collecting" embodies our commitment to promote exemplary coins and the rewarding world of coin collecting.

About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest companies and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas.  Based in Llantrisant, South Wales it has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Consumer (collectable and rare, historic coins) and precious metals investment.

Collecting with The Royal Mint:

Every coin tells a story, from a rare gold Sovereign to a Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin. The Royal Mint aims to inspire collectors young and old, and nurture a love of collecting through unique designs and popular themes. As the maker of UK coinage, we have unparalleled knowledge about coins, from the historic coins of our past, through to the collectable commemorative coins of today.  Sourcing and authenticating pre decimal coins is a natural fit for The Royal Mint as we struck each one.

Investing with The Royal Mint:

As a world authority on precious metals, The Royal Mint has traded and made products in gold and silver for centuries. Since launching its designated precious metals investment arm six years ago, The Royal Mint has grown rapidly to become the home of gold in the UK – increasing its market share and becoming the largest producer of bullion coins in Britain. As well as offering physical precious metal investment options in the form of bars and coins, The Royal Mint also offers a range of digital investment options including DigiGold, Little Treasures, designed for children, and Gold for Pensions

Celebrating with The Royal Mint:

For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has marked the moments that changed the world on coins - from coronations to conflict, from commemorations to celebrations. The designs are captured on commemorative coins, minted in a range of metals.  Commemorative coins do not always enter circulation but give collectors the chance to purchase coins to keep and cherish.  Recent themes have included David Bowie, Winnie the Pooh, Decimalisation and Team GB. Each commemorative coin is carefully struck up to three times in order to create a superbly detailed finish, and ensuring each one meets the standards The Royal Mint is famous for. 

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales in 2016. Since opening the award-winning attraction has welcomed around 400,000 visitors through its doors and is the place to explore the 1,100-year history of coins.


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