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Help us say ‘Thank You’ to our NHS Heroes

Help us say ‘Thank You’ to our NHS Heroes

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…

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Queen Commemorative Coin is More Than Just the Music

Queen Commemorative Coin is More Than Just the Music

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. 

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Coins in Great Works of Literature

Coins in Great Works of Literature

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.

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A penny for your thoughts - the history of the penny loafer

A penny for your thoughts - the history of the penny loafer

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.

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Captain Cook - Voyage of Discovery

Captain Cook - Voyage of Discovery

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.

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Explore Coinage During Conflict

Explore Coinage During Conflict

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.

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Guide to getting a fair price for a coin

Guide to getting a fair price for a coin

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.

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The broad appeal of historic coins

The broad appeal of historic coins

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.

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Why do people buy historic coins?

Why do people buy historic coins?

A look into some of the reasons collectors choose historic coins.

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We’re making 1.9 million medical visors for the NHS | The Royal Mint

We’re making 1.9 million medical visors for the NHS | The Royal Mint

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.

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The Tower of London Mint Mark

The Tower of London Mint Mark

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.

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Britannia on British coins

Britannia on British coins

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’.

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COVID-19 and Gold

COVID-19 and Gold

These are certainly unpredictable and uncertain times that we’re living in.

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Gold shines bright whilst stock markets plunge

Gold shines bright whilst stock markets plunge

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.

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Royal Mint unveils Raris - the first of a kind solid gold payment card

Royal Mint unveils Raris - the first of a kind solid gold payment card

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.

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A more direct approach to chocolate

A more direct approach to chocolate

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.

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Top Gifts for Father’s Day

Top Gifts for Father’s Day

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.

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The Romance of coins

The Romance of coins

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.

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