The Die Trial Pieces and Pattern Piece Auction

The Royal Mint second die trial pieces auction is now closed.  

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Every coin we produce goes through an exacting process that involves trialling dies and the pieces produced with them to ensure our coins are of the highest quality. We are offering a selection of such trial pieces for sale at auction and the entire catalogue will be available to view from 21 February 2022. Highlights include a highly desirable Una and the Lion Gold Kilo Trial Pattern Piece, The Queen’s Beasts 2021 UK Gold Proof Kilo Die Trial Piece, and a selection of trial pieces that now feature a special 2022 hallmark to commemorate the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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TO TAKE PART IN THE DIE TRIAL PIECES AND TRIAL PATTERN PIECE AUCTION, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

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Click Register to complete the account form. After successfully submitting the form, you will receive a welcome email and access to The Royal Mint’s auction website.

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Register to bid for the Die Trial Pieces and Trial Pattern Piece Auction.

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You can view the auction catalogue and place bids from 9am on 21 February 2022. Bids made ahead of the auction on 6 March 2022 at 2pm (GMT) will be registered against any live bids on the day.

 

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to own a unique piece of minting history from The Royal Mint with our second Die Trial Pieces and Trial Pattern Piece Auction. Taking place on 6 March 2022 at 2pm (GMT), it will feature one-of-a-kind pieces, so this is a chance to add something extra special to your collection. Included in the auction is a highly desirable Una and the Lion pattern piece – a true numismatic rarity that comes from the very early stages of the trials process when an early pattern piece was created to test William Wyon’s iconic design on a gold kilo coin. Featuring a Matt finish and the original date 1839 in roman numerals, this exciting find is different from any other Una and the Lion piece and is sure to attract a lot of interest. Other auction highlights include The Queen’s Beasts 2021 UK Gold Proof Kilo Die Trial Piece, The 150th Anniversary of the Royal Albert Hall 2021 UK £5 Gold Proof Die Trial Piece and a selection of trial pieces that now feature an exclusive 2022 hallmark to commemorate the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

You can view the full auction catalogue and place bids from 21 February 2022. Bids made ahead of the auction will be registered against any live bids on the day.

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To watch the event, simply register for an account and log in to view the auction on 6 March 2022 at 2pm (GMT).

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Please note, these images are of coins and are for illustrative purposes only. The die trial pieces and pattern piece available for sale will share some of the designs on display but will differ in several ways, including their appearance.

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