A coin is much more than its face value. It is a year-dated piece of history that can reveal stories about the past. For more than a thousand years we have struck the coins of British monarchs, beginning with Alfred the Great and leading up to the present with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We have also developed the most visually secure bullion coin in the world, celebrated anniversaries, achievements and people with commemorative coins and produced coins for many countries across the globe. Find out where it all began and read about the key moments in our compelling story.