Coin Collecting - Everything You Need to Know | The Royal Mint

Coin Collecting

If you’re thinking about starting a coin collection, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together everything the aspiring coin collector needs to get started. Here you’ll find a wealth of information, including articles, infographics, guides and a glossary. Turn the change in your pocket or special edition commemorative coins into a hugely rewarding pastime that brings the story of the past to life.

Enjoyed by people of all ages, coin collecting is a hobby that can provide a lifetime of fulfilment and a legacy to be handed on to each new generation. Learn more about the minting process and the stories behind our coins, and take your first steps into the fascinating world of what more experienced coin collectors call numismatics. Your journey starts here.

Beginners Guide

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A Coin Collector’s Guide to Striking Standards

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Glossary

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Why pay £10
for a 50p?

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Mintage Figures: UK Circulating Coin

Mintage figure data for all denomination entering general circulation between 1968 and the present day.

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The Trial of the Pyx

The Trial of the Pyx is a judicial ceremony dating back to the twelfth century. Discover the history of the Trial of the Pyx with The Royal Mint.

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