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Much more than pocket change

The Platinum Wedding Anniversary

In November 2017 Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary.  Learn more about the romance that has inspired a celebratory collection of coins for this special royal occasion.

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Lunar Year of the Dog

The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection celebrates the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, or Shēngxiào, and their distinctive characteristics and qualities. The fifth release in the collection celebrates the sign of the dog.

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House of Windsor

The House of Windsor has served the United Kingdom ever since the royal family took a new name in 1917. Find out how and why this new dynasty was established.

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Jane Austen

Since her first novel was published in 1811, Jane Austen has delighted readers with her beautifully crafted, satirical tales of Regency romance.

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Portrait of Britain

The Portrait of Britain collection, now in its third year, celebrates the best of Britain’s iconic landmarks and landscapes.

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The First World War

The Royal Mint’s commemoration of the First World War continues with a focus on 1917. Discover more about the events of that year.

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New Year - New Hobby

For over 2,000 years coins have been a desirable object to keep as well as to spend. You can devote as much or as little time as you wish to coin collecting. Discover how to start your coin collection...

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Making the Coins in your Pocket

Learn about the art and process of coin-making. Did you know we roll our own metal sheet, cut the blanks and hand-craft the dies; and all before we strike the coins you find in your pocket?

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Maundy Money

Maundy money started in the reign of Charles II with an undated issue of hammered coins in 1662. The coins were a fourpenny, threepenny, twopenny and one penny piece...

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£1 Counterfeit Coins

The Royal Mint takes counterfeiting and fraud extremely seriously. To help identify genuine £1 coins we have prepared an easy-to-use guide and poster for you to download.

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