UK Releases “Great Fire of London” Gold and Silver Series

The Royal British Mint has released four new coins highlighting the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which destroyed the oldest section of the city over a four-day period in 1666. A vivid reverse design depicting the event was created by Aaron West and is available on gold and silver Proof coins, a […]

Royal Mint Issues Collector Versions of Last “Round Pound”

The Royal Mint UK has released two collector versions of its last “round pound,” a design that has been circulated for 30 years and will be replaced by a twelve-sided pound coin in 2017. Collectors can choose from a 92.5% silver Proof Piedfort commemorative round pound as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated clad issue. The obverse of […]

Royal British Mint Issues New “Queen’s Beasts” Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

The Royal British Mint has announced the release of an impressive new series of gold and silver bullion coins entitled “The Queen’s Beasts.” The series will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II by depicting various heraldic animals symbolizing strains of her ancestry. The first design, created by Jody Clark, will be available on one-ounce and […]

2016 UK “The Army” £2 Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal British Mint has issued four varieties of its 2016 “The Army” £2 collector coins, available in gold Proof, silver Proof, silver Proof Piedfort, and Brilliant Uncirculated options. These coins continue the Mint’s ongoing series created in observance of the centenary of World War I. The design’s theme highlights the British “Pals Battalions” of the time, which […]

UK Launches 2016 Range of Britannia Bullion Coins

The Royal Mint has launched their range of 2016-dated Britannia bullion coins, with a significant change. For the first time, the new coins include the fifth definitive portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, launched in March of 2015. This addition reflects the third change in portraiture for this popular series. The reverse design includes the […]

U.K.’s Royal Mint Reports Big Profits

The Royal Mint has reported a profit of £11.4 million this year through the end of March, dwarfing the £6.7 million in profits collected during the same period last year. The increase has been credited to a boost in commemorative coin sales and new cost-saving measures that have seen cupro-nickel 5- and 10-pence coins replaced […]