Make a Bid and Own a Piece of Minting History

Every coin we produce goes through an exacting process to ensure that it is of the highest quality. Beautiful designs may start as freehand marks on paper but producing coins requires craft and precision. Approved coin designs are digitised so they can be adjusted on-screen and a cutting programme can be created for engraving. A machine then cuts into a piece of steel, which is the size of a coin, to create a tool known as a reduction punch; this is the first in a series of tools that results in the finished dies used to strike coins. These dies are tested in trial runs and the pieces that are available at auction were struck at this key stage of the process. Taking place at 12pm on 26 September 2021, this auction provides customers with a rare opportunity to own one-of-a-kind pieces and it is the first time we have offered pieces like these for sale at auction.

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How do I Take Part in the Auction?


Step 1
Complete the account form to bid in the auction. After successfully submitting the form you will receive a welcome email and access to The Royal Mint’s auction site.


Step 2
Register to bid for the auction.


Step 3
The catalogue of lots will be released on Thursday, 16 September 2021.


Step 4
Once the catalogue has been released, bids can be placed and those made ahead of the auction, which will be held on Sunday, 26 September 2021, will be registered on the day against any live bids.


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How do I Take Part in the Auction?

To watch the live event, simply register for an account and log in to view the auction at 12pm on 26 September 2021.

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