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  • The Royal Mint has today unveiled its new expertly crafted Christmas Gold Bullion Minted bars, available in 1g and 5g.
  • The exclusive design, featuring a Christmas tree, is minted in 999.9 fine gold and presented in a seasonal sleeve for gifting.
  • The Royal Mint is encouraging people to give the timeless gift of gold, promoting saving and investment for children and adults. 

7th November

The Royal Mint, the UK’s home of precious metals, is encouraging people to give the timeless gift of gold this Christmas, as it unveils its new expertly crafted Christmas gold bullion minted bars.

The exclusive design, from The Royal Mint Technical Coin Designer Kerry Davies, features a Christmas tree, which has been a symbol of Christmas for centuries, deeply rooted in both religious and cultural traditions.

The bar is available in 1g and 5g editions and minted in 999.9 fine gold. Each bar is individually numbered to prove authenticity and is presented in a seasonal sleeve, making it a perfect Christmas gift.

Gold is traditionally given as a gift in many cultures as a precious keepsake, but also to encourage saving and investment for both children and adults. The Royal Mint’s Christmas bullion bars make the perfect gift that can be treasured forever.

Andrew Dickey, Director of Precious Metals at The Royal Mint, said: “Gold is the perfect gift for those of all ages. It holds appeal as a special keepsake and it’s a savvy gift for both children and adults to embark on a journey of saving. Gold has lasting value, so won’t be thrown to the back of the cupboard or discarded, as so many Christmas gifts are.

“The Royal Mint’s Christmas bullion bars feature a special festive design and uphold the standards you’d expect from a world-leading mint.”

Kerry Davies, Technical Coin Designer at The Royal Mint, said: “It has been a pleasure to work on The Royal Mint’s Christmas Bullon Bars, showcasing a design that is instantly recognizable and embodies the spirit of the festive season. Combining innovative design techniques with traditional craftmanship, the distinct outline of the Christmas tree against the canvas catches the light beautifully.

“Having worked at The Royal Mint for almost 20 years, it’s so gratifying to contribute to a product that is treasured by customers.”

The Royal Mint’s exclusive 1g and 5g Christmas Bullion Bars are available to purchase from 7 November at The 1g bar is priced at £79.99 and the 5g bar at £320.

All of The Royal Mint’s gold bullion bars are VAT free for non-VAT registered private individuals.

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The history of gold and Christmas

The original Christmas gift, the three wise men were said to have taken gold to the nativity as a gift for the baby Jesus.

Bullion bars

With exquisite designs, The Royal Mint offers a range of investment-grade bullion bars, with a selection of weights for every investment level. Containing 24-carat gold with a fineness of 999.9, all of The Royal Mint’s gold bullion bars are VAT free for non-VAT registered private individuals.

Many of The Royal Mint customers choose the convenience of storing their gold bar investment in The Vault® - The Royal Mint’s on-site storage facility, where they are independently audited and fully insured. By buying gold bars direct from The Royal Mint and storing it in The Vault®, customers can benefit from The Royal Mint’s Buy Back Facility. Gold bars are held securely - outside of the banking and London Clearing System - and can be liquidated at any time. Equally, customers may choose to have part or all of their vault holding, including any size gold bar, delivered to their registered address at any time.

About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest company 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. The award-winning attraction welcomes around 200,000 visitors a year and is the place to explore the 1,100-year history of coins.


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