Stories | The Royal Mint

Celebrate

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. 

Read more

International Woman's Day

International Woman's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and here at The Royal Mint, we are making no exception.

Read more

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.

Read more

Collect

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.

Read more

Why do people buy historic coins?

Why do people buy historic coins?

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

Read more

Michelle and Peter rabbit coin

Michelle and Peter rabbit coin

The first coin in the Beatrix Potter Collection was released in 2016, and since that time it has become one of our most popular commemorative coin series.

Read more

 
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.

Read more

Bond, James Bond

Bond, James Bond

Our celebration of all things Bond has begun with the first release in the James Bond collection – a coin featuring the Aston Martin DB5. As we pay tribute to the evolution of Bond and the secret agent we see today, we look back at the origins of the world-famous spy.

Read more

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’.

Read more

 

Invest

COVID-19 and Gold

COVID-19 and Gold

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

 

Gift

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.

Read more

The 2019 Christmas Silver Sixpence

The 2019 Christmas Silver Sixpence

The sixpence is used in a Christmas tradition that is believed to have been brought to Britain by Prince Albert. On the Sunday before Advent, families gathered in the kitchen to make the Christmas pudding and to mix in a silver sixpence.

Read more

Give Baby's First Christmas a Personal Touch | Royal Mint Blog

Give Baby's First Christmas a Personal Touch | Royal Mint Blog

Make baby's first Christmas one to be remembered fondly for years to come with a personalised keepsake to mark this special occasion. Our Christmas decorations are the perfect gift for a baby’s first Christmas, and can treasure for years to come.

Read more

Story Categories

back to top