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UK Coins

The heritage and artistry behind UK coinage goes back centuries. From modern day to historical coinage, learn more about the tradition of coins in Britain.

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The Sovereign

Since 1489, the Sovereign has left a lasting impression in the history of coinage. In fact, it is considered by many as the flagship coin of The Royal Mint.

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The Royal Mint Experience

Opened in 2016, The Royal Mint Experience is a popular attraction for visitors of all ages. From how coins are made, to rare pieces on display, the Experience brings a 1,100-year history to life.

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Britannia

Britannia has been an icon of Britain’s coinage for 2,000 years. Learn more about this enduring symbol and the history behind her portrait.

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Royalty

The monarchy has guided Britain for centuries and has influenced and contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language and government that exist today.

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Decimalisation

As D-Day approached, Britain prepared for the biggest change in its monetary system for more than 1,000 years. Explore the story of decimal coinage and how Britain adapted to the change.

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Celebrations

Coins have long been associated with celebrations. Learn more about the history of giving coins as gifts or to celebrate events in history, or personal moments in life.

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UK Cities

Learn more about the history and heritage of cities in the UK, and explore the limited edition coins struck to celebrate them.

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