Christmas, Children and Coins!

Christmas, Children and Coins!

How many of us were hooked on collecting when we found an unusual-looking coin in our change or pocket money, or stuffed into the toe of a stocking? Those who enjoy collecting coins understand the joy it can bring – whether it’s finding a rare coin in your change, spotting a much-loved character, or getting the whole family looking for a particular design. Struck to mark important anniversaries, people and themes, special occasions often mean that we issue brand-new coins, so there are lots of intriguing designs to find and exciting stories to discover.

Connect with Coins

Why not share your own collection with the little ones in your life, telling them the stories behind the coins you’ve gathered, which could spark an interest in history, design or a theme such as science. Decimalisation is an ideal event to explore – perhaps you could find old coins together, browse historic coins on our website or opt for a specially compiled set from The Royal Mint, the place where decimalisation became a reality.

Kings and Queens

A theme like royalty is also a great topic to consider, as children can look out for the different portraits of Her Majesty The Queen, commemorative editions marking the milestones of her reign, and those marking the growth of the Royal Family. Alongside today’s monarchy, The Royal Mint has also issued coins celebrating George III and Queen Anne, amongst other monarchs, in special packaging designed to bring each coin, and the stories surrounding those they commemorate, to life.

 

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Family Favourites

Some of the nation’s best-loved coins are those struck to remember favourite stories from childhood, which are an ideal way to reward or encourage a love of reading and capture little imaginations. We have coins celebrating Peter Rabbit™, The Gruffalo®, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and – a Christmas favourite – The Snowman™. Each character has a dedicated area on our website too, where children can find games, competitions, information and more, and older children might prefer some of our other themes, including James Bond, Sherlock Holmes™ and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

More than Money

Made to treasure long after the big day is over, coins from The Royal Mint make wonderful gifts. At Christmastime in particular, carefully crafted gifts are in demand and alongside our commemorative editions, which make great presents, there is also our Christmas range to choose from. The collection includes decorations that might mark a special year for a little one, six pences for family traditions, our very own Minty®, The Royal Mint’s piggy bank, and – if you’re looking for something to gift for their future – gold bars that are perfect to tuck into a Christmas stocking.

With coins celebrating wonderful themes and featuring intriguing designs, the festive season is the perfect time to introduce young people to the fascinating world of coins, inspiring a passion that may well last a lifetime.

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