2015 Sir Winston Churchill UK £20 Silver Coin

The Royal Mint has started accepting orders for the third release within the “£20 for £20″ silver coin series. The coin honors Sir Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his death. Churchill had served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He is […]

Royal Mint Coins Celebrate Royal Birth

The Royal British Mint captured a great deal of worldwide media attention when they announced that babies born in the UK on the same day as Prince William and Kate’s baby would receive a free silver penny. The Royal Birth on July 22, 2013 was followed by the unveiling of a range of numismatic products […]

2013 Britannia Gold and Silver Proof Coins

The Royal British Mint has unveiled the 2013 Britannia Gold and Silver Proof Coins. These coins feature an all new design of the iconic figure and represent the start of a new design series for the numismatic product range. Starting in 2013, the Royal Mint made significant changes to the Britannia program. The purity of […]

Coins and Sets for the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation

The Royal British Mint has released several products which celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This follows the many Diamond Jubilee products issued last year to celebrate 60 years since the Queen’s accession. The 2013 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation £5 Coin was released in December 2012. The reverse […]

Britannia Silver Bullion Coins

The Royal British Mint issued the first Silver Britannia coins in proof format in 1997. This was followed by the issuance of 1 oz. silver bullion coins in 1998 and each subsequent year. While these coins have typically carried a lower profile than other world silver bullion coins, this status may be changing. For each […]

Similar Design Strategies Applied

This year the Royal British Mint issued a £2 commemorative coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. The design takes the approach of creating a profile of the author constructed from the titles of some of his works. The designer of the coin Matthew Dent included the titles in different […]