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Beatrix Potter

The latest coins in our popular Beatrix Potter series feature Flopsy Bunny, a helpful mouse from ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ and Mrs. Tittlemouse, along with a brand new Peter Rabbit coin.

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Captain Cook

To mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s most famous voyage, we are delighted to announce a new Captain Cook adventure!

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Portrait of Britain

Now in its fourth year, the Portrait of Britain Collection celebrates our most iconic landmarks and landscapes.

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Royal Air Force Centenary

In 2018 The Royal Mint unites with the Royal Air Force (RAF) as part of the RAF100 celebrations to mark a century of service.

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First World War Hub

The First World War’s impact was immense and continues to be felt in people’s lives today. As we reach the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict, we reflect on the final stories of the war.

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Discover Gifts

Mark life’s special moments or say good luck with a coin from The Royal Mint.

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The Queen’s Beasts Series

Discover more on the origins of these fantastical creatures who represent and guard Her Majesty The Queen.

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Sovereign 2018

The celebratory mint mark that features on all coins in The Sovereign 2018 Collection was skilfully created by Royal Mint coin designers Natasha Preece and Joseph Melia.

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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.

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Royal Academy

For 250 years, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) and The Royal Mint have maintained historical, cultural and symbolic links.

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2018 Annual Sets

Annual Sets

Capturing 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.

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Prince Philip

As Prince Philip takes a well-deserved retirement, The Royal Mint celebrates his remarkable contribution to life in the UK and worldwide.

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Platinum Wedding

Learn more about the romance that has inspired a celebratory collection of coins for this special royal occasion.

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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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Remembrance Day

Here you can learn about remembrance traditions, the history of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance and this year’s coin design.

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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.

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Mintage figures

View the latest number of coins that have been issued into circulation in the United Kingdom.

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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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Sir. Isaac Newton

Here you can learn more about our most famous Master of the Mint, and the award-winning design that has been created in his honour.

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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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Coin Collecting

Proof coins represent the pinnacle of the minter’s art - we explain what goes into producing them at The Royal Mint.

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What is a commemorative coin?

The processes involved in producing a coin can be broken down into three different sections: heritage, craftsmanship and quality. 

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Coin designs and specifications

Discover the art and craft of coin design through the coins in circulation today. View the designs featured on current and previous years’ UK coinage.

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The Coins of 2017

From the introduction of the new £1 coin to commemorative designs released to mark significant anniversaries and national celebrations, 2017 was a significant year for UK coins.

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The story of the Pound

The round pound coin had only been in circulation for 33 years, but it is part of a story that is more than five centuries old.

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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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The Piedfort Coin

Piedfort coins are double the weight and thickness of their standard circulating counterparts. Read on to find out about the origins of these royal prestige pieces...

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Counterfeit £1 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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The undated 20p coin

In November 2008 a number of 20p coins were incorrectly minted resulting in no date on the coins.

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The seven sides of a 50p coin

Since the introduction of the 50p coin in 1969 it has become one of the most collected coins.  Find out more about the world’s first seven-sided coin.

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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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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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The Trial of the Pyx in the Middle Ages

The Trial of the Pyx dates back to the twelfth century. Discover the origins of the Trial of the Pyx in medieval times.

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Cupro Nickel Replacement Programme

In January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to recover cupronickel five pence and ten pence coins from circulation.

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