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Much more than pocket change

Four Generations of Royalty

Four Generations of Royalty

The Four Generations of Royalty Collection celebrates a historic moment as Her Majesty The Queen is joined by three future monarchs for the first time since the reign of Queen Victoria. Here you can learn more about the family and the inspiration behind the coin design.

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2018 Annual Sets

2018 Annual Sets

Every year, The Royal Mint’s Annual Sets capture some of the United Kingdom’s most striking stories, a snapshot of the year’s memorable events and anniversaries that will become a lasting reminder of a moment in time.  The 2018 coins have been struck and presented in a variety of sets.

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Queen's Beasts - Red Dragon of Wales

The Red Dragon of Wales is the latest release in The Queen’s Beasts Collection. Here you can learn more about how the dragon became a part of Her Majesty The Queen’s heritage and discover the inspiration behind Jody Clark’s modern design.

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The Sovereign 2018 Collection

The striking of mint marks is a tradition that often indicates prestige. The practice involves a small mark being struck on the coin’s surface to help identify its provenance. 

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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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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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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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£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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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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