Takes Sole Ownership
The Royal Mint is vested as a state-owned limited company that is exclusively owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury.
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.
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.
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.
a 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.
First Collect Week
Collector Services from The Royal Mint launches its first Collect Week event celebrating the wonderful world of coins, precious metal and medal collecting.
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.
Die Trial Pieces Auction
To close Collect Week 2021, The Royal Mint will hold its first ever die trial pieces auction. Taking place at 12pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021, the auction is a rare opportunity for collectors to own pieces of minting history as they bid for one-of-a-kind die trial pieces. To register, visit the Collect Week 2021 Hub.