United Kingdom: Mr. Jeremy Fisher, second 2017 Beatrix Potter coin, now available

The second release in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection features Mr. Jeremy Fisher—the first time the character has appeared on an official U.K. coin. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, the eighth of Potter’s little tales, follows the frog in his waterproof mackintosh and galoshes through a day of fishing adventures. Once upon a time […]

United Kingdom: Centennial of royal dynasty celebrated on new crown coin

The following is a reblog courtesy of World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. On January 1, the Royal Mint unveiled a new Crown coin that marks the centennial anniversary of the introduction of the British Royal family’s dynastic name—that of Windsor, which was introduced in 1917. The circumstances of why the British Royal family […]

United Kingdom: Possible counterfeits of new £1 coin found in circulation, thanks to anti-counterfeiting features

Newspapers in the United Kingdom are reporting that 48-year-old Roy Wright, of Addlestone, Surrey, spotted a fake £1 coin in change from a co-op. Headline writers are under tremendous pressure to generate clicks to build advertising revenue, and many are capitalizing on the new coin’s supposed counterfeit-proof nature—but are those headlines misleading? Here are three […]

United Kingdom: “The Griffin,” Second of the Queen’s Beasts Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

On December 9, 2016, the Royal Mint will release the second of 10 coins in the “Queen’s Beasts” series. The first coin was released in March 2016. The original Queen’s Beasts were a series of statues representing the lineage of Queen Elizabeth II. For her coronation in 1953, a temporary annex was built at the […]

The Historic Gold Sovereign

This week saw reports of the upcoming anniversaries of two of the world’s classic gold bullion coins: the 50th anniversary of the gold Krugerrand, and the 200th anniversary of the gold Sovereign that preceded it. World Mint News Blog decided to take a look at the Sovereign’s storied history, along with a handful of rarities […]

Alderney £5 Remembrance Day Coins

The Royal Mint is taking orders for its annual Remembrance Day commemorative coins. Remembrance Day is observed every November 11 by members of the Commonwealth of Nations. In the United Kingdom, local ceremonies are held throughout the country; the Queen lays a wreath at the Cenotaph during the large ceremony in London. (Scroll to the bottom […]

Royal Mint Releases Gold and Silver Coins Marking Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

The Royal Mint has released four coins dedicated to the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conquerer of Normandy defeated King Harold, England’s last Anglo-Saxon monarch. The anniversary design is available on a 22-karat gold Proof coin, a .925 silver Proof piece, a .925 silver Proof Piedfort version, and a […]

2016 UK Portrait of Britain £5 Silver Collection

The Royal Mint is now accepting orders for its 2016 Portrait of Britain £5 Silver Collection, which includes four silver coins celebrating famous natural sites located around the United Kingdom. The coins feature images of Snowdonia in Wales, Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, the Lake District in northern England, and the White Cliffs of Dover along […]

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Britannia Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal Mint has released its 2016 range of Britannia gold and silver coins, which includes a variety of sizes and product options for collectors to consider. The silver coins are composed of 99.9% silver and are available in one-ounce Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated versions, a five-ounce Proof piece, and as a six-coin Proof set. […]