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We are making 1.9M medical visors exclusively for the NHS in England and Wales. Since sharing the story, we have received hundreds of messages expressing thanks and gratitude for our NHS Heroes. And that got us thinking…
Have you seen our recent TV video featuring Alex Nowak, a Deaf actor who enjoys the music of Queen? He’s seen air guitaring and tapping his foot, feeling the vibrations of the iconic music through the speaker.
Coins are such an intrinsic part of our lives and the team at the Royal Mint Museum have been leafing through their extensive library to find out how authors have used coins and money in their work.
In the spirit of all things coins, we have explored the history of the Penny Loafer, why they were so fashionable and how they became associated with coinage.
The British spirit of adventure is personified by the historic figure of Captain Cook. As part of our three-year coin series marking the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s epic voyage, we’ll look at his journey.
Britain’s military history and that of its money are intertwined. Coins equipped, clothed and fed armies and, behind enemy lines, hard currency bought escape from hostile situations.
Rebecca Morgan, Head of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, says: “There are occasionally reports of coins selling for large amounts on the secondary market, some of which seem a bit farfetched, so we want to ensure collectors have the right information and pay a fair price.
Coins and money are an integral part of society and have been for many centuries and historic coins have a broad appeal to serious numismatists and serious investors.
A look into some of the reasons collectors choose historic coins.
Today we have announced that we will be making 1.9 million medical visors exclusively for the NHS in England and Wales to help protect medical workers – that’s over 100,000 per week.
Within the Tower of London’s walls, stories abound and the echoes of the past are everywhere. This is also reflected on the coin designs. The reverse of each coin in the Tower of London collection features a special mint mark. This particular mint mark depicts the White Tower, demonstrating the link between the Tower of London and The Royal Mint, which operated within the fortress for centuries.
Britannia first appeared on coins back in the Roman era. In the second century AD Emperor Hadrian introduced a number of coins that depicted a female figure who personified Britain, with the label ‘BRITANNIA’.
These are certainly unpredictable and uncertain times that we’re living in.
With stock markets in turmoil as a result of global stress and economic uncertainty, it’s no surprise that investment gold, typically regarded as a safe haven asset, is proving more popular than ever before.
In a glittering event held last night, The Royal Mint announced a very exciting addition to their existing line of products, the world’s first hallmarked precious metals payment card in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial.
To ensure the cacao bean farmers gain maximum pay for their efforts, Silva Cacao, the supplier of the beans used in our bars, takes a more direct approach than Fairtrade, enabling those farmers to get higher pay than any others in the region.
Father's Day is fast approaching and whether you’re able to spend the day with dad or not, we have some amazing gifts to say you care when you can’t be there.
Coins have been used as tokens of love and affection for thousands of years. The earliest Wedding Vows even included reference to gifts of gold and silver. The coin you hold today may have already passed through the hands of your partner long before you met and equally your future husband or wife may be in possession of a coin that you will soon come to hold.