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Honouring 200 Years of the RNLI
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2000-Present

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2009

HM Treasury Takes Sole Ownership

The Royal Mint is vested as a state-owned limited company that is exclusively owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury.

2012

Making the Olympic and Paralympic Medals

In readiness for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Royal Mint strikes all 4,700 medals. At more than 76 millimetres in diameter, they are the largest and also the heaviest Summer Games medals that have been produced to date.

2016

The Royal Mint Experience Opens

Offering everything from thrilling tours, exciting exhibitions and cracking coin hunts, The Royal Mint Experience opens its doors to give the public a fascinating insight into more than 1,100 years of history.

2017

The introduction of the New £1 Coin

On 28 March 2017, a new £1 coin enters circulation. The new coin has several features that make it much more difficult to counterfeit, including a distinctive 12- sided shape that makes it instantly recognisable.

2020

The Royal Mint Introduces the Gold-Backed ETC

The Royal Mint becomes the first sovereign mint to list a gold backed ETC in Europe. The ETC product is a competitively priced, secure ETC backed by real, tangible gold stored within our Vault.

2021

The Royal Mint Produces its Largest Ever Coin

 

The Royal Mint produces a ten-kilo gold commemorative coin for the first time in its 1,100-year history. The coin is a ‘Masterwork’ – a larger, one-of-a-kind piece – that marks the conclusion of the Queen’s Beasts commemorative coin collection.

 

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