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Own a Piece of Minting History

Join us for our first auction where you can bid for specially selected, one-of-kind die trial pieces from The Royal Mint. Register for this rare opportunity to own a piece of minting history.

Who is the Ultimate Collector?

Voted for by the public, we reveal who has won the Ultimate Collector award at Collect Week 2021

A Big Thank you from our Chief Executive

Our Chief Executive Anne Jessopp would like to say thank you to everyone who has made Collect Week 2021 a success. Watch her video message here.

A Look Back at Collect Week 2021

As Collect Week 2021 comes to a close, Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services, provides a round-up of the week’s events.

Collect Week Awards Special Mentions

Discover some of the collections submitted to our Collect Week Awards competition.  Looking for inspiration to start your own collection? Explore some of these truly inspiring collector stories. 

Make way for the nation’s young collectors at our Crazy Collect Challenge! We’re calling all keen coin fans to join us online and at The Royal Mint Experience for a fact-packed day of fun on Saturday, 25 September 2021.

Take on the Crazy Collect Challenge by solving a series of clues to reveal the secret word. Visitors to The Royal Mint Experience will have fun finding a number of huge coins that each feature a letter. Write down the letters as you go along to spell the answer! We’re also holding a digital treasure hunt on our Mintlings Hub. Just follow the clues online to find a series of 10p coins, which each feature a letter. These will appear on the left-hand side of your screen as you collect them. On the Mintlings Hub, you can also explore the magical worlds of your favourite characters, make your own bunny ears and build a rocket with the help of our activity packs.

Our Mintlings Takeover Day is a special event created for young collectors as part of Collect Week 2021. With a packed itinerary and plenty of prizes, make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!

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Collect Week Ultimate Collection

Voting is now open. You can now vote for your favourite collection

Young Collectors Take Over Royal Mint in Collect Week 2021!

Calling all young collectors! Join us on a fun-filled adventure as we celebrate the wonderful world of coins with our Crazy Collect Challenge.

View the Die Trial Pieces Auction Catalogue

The Royal Mint will be holding its first ever auction of die trial pieces at 12pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021. For your chance to own a unique piece of minting history, take a look at the items in our catalogue and register to take part.

Uncover thousands of years of coinage history with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of The Royal Mint Museum. As part of Collect Week 2021, you can gain exclusive access to a treasure trove of historic coins, medals and precious metals. Boasting a collection of more than 90,000 coins, spanning from ancient times to the modern day, Information and Research Manager Chris Barker will guide you through the awe-inspiring artefacts in the collection and talk to you about the methods used to strike coins throughout The Royal Mint’s 1,100-year history. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a sneak peek at one of the finest collection of coins and coin-related objects in the world.

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The Royal Mint's Story

Learn about the beginnings of The Royal Mint, from the first coins struck during the reign of Alfred the Great to the birth of gold coinage.

Uncovering 1,100 Years of History

As part of Collect Week 2021, join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Royal Mint Museum’s collection and discover historical coins, precious metals, medals, original artwork and minting equipment from our illustrious history.

Think You Know The Royal Mint

Did you know that we’re one of the United Kingdom’s oldest organisations? Put your numismatic knowledge to the test by taking our quiz to see how well you really know us!

Collect Week Ultimate Collection

Voting is now open. You can now vote for your favourite collection

View the Die Trial Pieces Auction Catalogue

The Royal Mint will be holding its first ever auction of die trial pieces at 12pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021. For your chance to own a unique piece of minting history, take a look at the items up for bid and register to take part.

As part of Collect Week 2021, The Royal Mint has partnered with Lighthouse and its sister company, Leuchtturm, to present you with an insightful webinar on how to start and preserve a collection. Whether you’re a novice of the numismatic world or a dedicated collector, this webinar will offer you expert insight into the basics and intricacies of coin care.

Taking place on Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 11am, Account Manager Dan Cooke from Collector Services at The Royal Mint will discuss the basics of starting a collection for those new to the rewarding pastime. Sales Manager (Packaging) Lennart Stuhr and Sales Manager Georg Motschmann from Lighthouse will also offer their advice on how to use accessories to protect, care, display and enjoy your coin, medal or precious metal collection. 

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How to Start and Preserve a Collection Webinar

Whether you’re a novice of the numismatic world or a dedicated collector, this webinar will offer you expert insight into the basics and intricacies of coin care as part of Collect Week 2021.

Collector Countdown

Do you have the skills to be an awesome coin collector?

What Type of Coin Caretaker are you?

Take our quiz to find out whether you’re a fun collector or a coin care connoisseur.

Collect Week Awards 2021

We are announcing the winners of the Collect Week Awards 2021 each day throughout Collect Week. The winner of each category will be put to a public vote to decide who is the ultimate collector.

View the Die Trial Pieces Auction Catalogue

The Royal Mint will be holding its first ever auction of die trial pieces at 12pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021. For your chance to own a unique piece of minting history, take a look at the items up for bid and register to take part.

Discover more about gold and investing in precious metals at our live discussion with an expert panel. Join The Royal Mint’s Precious Metals Division Director
Andrew Dickey, Information and Research Manager Chris Barker and the World Gold Council’s lead analysist Louise Street at 11am on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 to learn about gold as an investment. Find out why the weight of a coin was assigned a fixed value in the eighteenth century and how this led to Britain’s adoption of the gold standard 100 years later. You will also learn about gold’s influence on the economy and why the United Kingdom finally abandoned the gold standard in 1931. If you’re interested in investing in gold, our experts will also explore our gold offering, which includes DigiGold, a convenient alternative to owning physical gold, and our range of bullion coins, including the Gold Standard coin.

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What’s in Store at Collect Week 2021?

We are half-way through Collect Week 2021, but there are still plenty of exciting events in store. Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services, gives us a round-up of the rest of the week’s highlights.

How to Invest in Gold Webinar

Our expert panel reveals all you need to know about gold, the gold standard and how to invest in precious metals. This event is hosted by The Royal Mint and the World Gold Council.

How Much do you Know About Gold?

Test your knowledge of all things gold in this fun quiz we’ve created especially for Collect Week 2021.

Collect Week Awards 2021

We are announcing the winners of the Collect Week Awards 2021 each day throughout Collect Week. The winner of each category will be put to a public vote to decide who is the ultimate collector.

View the Die Trial Pieces Auction Catalogue

The Royal Mint will be holding its first ever auction of die trial pieces at 12pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021. For your chance to own a unique piece of minting history, take a look at the items up for bid and register to take part.

Join The Royal Mint’s historical numismatic specialist Matt Curtis and NCS President and NGC Finalizer David J. Camire for our special Making the Grade: Coin Grading and Slabbing webinar as part of Collect Week 2021. The grade of a coin helps to determine its condition and quality, whilst slabbing can preserve and confirm a coin’s authenticity. Discover all about the processes a coin goes through before it is certified, the different striking standards in the United Kingdom and across the world, and how using expert grading and slabbing services can add value to your coin collection. Whether you’re an established collector or just starting on your collecting journey, this webinar offers an invaluable insight into what to look for when you’re buying high-quality coins and medals.

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Making the Grade: Coin Grading and Slabbing Webinar

Join The Royal Mint and NGC Making the Grade: Coin Grading and Slabbing webinar to discover how you can use grading and slabbing services to add value to your coin collection.

How Much do you Know About Coin Grading

Test your knowledge on the fascinating world of coin slabbing and grading in this fun quiz we’ve launched as part of our Collect Week 2021.

Collect Week Awards 2021

We are announcing the winners of the Collect Week Awards 2021 each day throughout Collect Week. The winner of each category will be put to a public vote to decide who is the ultimate collector.

View the Die Trial Pieces Auction Catalogue

The Royal Mint will be holding its first ever auction of die trial pieces at 12pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021. For your chance to own a unique piece of minting history, take a look at the items up for bid and register to take part.

Making coins takes a great deal of craftsmanship and efficiency in order to produce high-quality coinage. As part of this process, The Royal Mint regularly creates trial pieces to test the dies that allow us to produce our coins with unwavering accuracy. In this insightful webinar, The Royal Mint’s NPI Technical Manager Dan Thomas and Chief Engraver Gordon Summers will discuss the process and detail of how die trial pieces are used to help maintain our high production standards. Held on Monday, 20 September 2021 at 11am, this webinar is suitable for both budding numismatists and seasoned collectors interested in gaining an insight into how our 1,100-year-old organisation makes its coins.

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Welcome to Collect Week 2021

Thank you for joining us at Collect Week 2021. Here, Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services, tells us what is in store for the week

The Importance of Die Trial Pieces Webinar

As part of Collect Week 2021, find out about The Royal Mint’s coin-making process and the central role die trial pieces play in ensuring our high production standards are met at The Importance of Die Trial Pieces webinar.

Collect Week Awards 2021

We are announcing the winners of the Collect Week Awards 2021 each day throughout Collect Week. The winner of each category will be put to a public vote to decide who is the ultimate collector.

View the Die Trial Pieces Auction Catalogue

The Royal Mint will be holding its first ever auction of die trial pieces at 12pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021. For your chance to own a unique piece of minting history, take a look at the items up for bid and register to take part.

 
 

Be a Stamp Collector at Collect Week 2021

As you take part in our Collect Week 2021 events and games, remember to collect as many digital stamps as you can. At the end of the week, the person with the most stamps will win an exclusive prize and become a Collect Week 2021 winner.

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