The Great Pound Coin Quiz – the Winning Poems

We asked you to send in poems as a tie-breaker. Here are our favourites. Thanks for entering everyone! Leave us a comment to let us know which ones you like. The Winner, from Luke Luke’s poem was our favourite, and he got all the questions right as well…so he wins! Congratulations Luke, enjoy your UK … Read more

A penny for your thoughts…

Well ok, it’s actually a no longer available London 2012 Handover to Rio Silver Proof £2 Coin for your thoughts…but we’re sure you don’t mind!

As we are giving away a Silver penny to every baby born on the same day as the Royal baby, we have decided to run a quick competition to test your penny knowledge!

All you have to do to enter, is to answer the three questions below correctly and submit the form to us.

The competition closes on the 19th July 2013 at 17:00pm and is open to UK residents only.

How to find the answers?

You can find the answers to each of the questions on The Royal Mint website, The Royal Mint Museum website, and on this blog!

The winner!

The winner is (drum roll please)

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Your Royal Mint Facebook questions answered!

The Royal Mint’s social media team were lucky enough to have a work experience placement called Leah for a week in July 2013. We asked Leah to post on Facebook asking people to suggest questions that they would like to be answered. Leah researched and wrote the answers to your questions.

You can read her findings below!

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Gromit unleashed – the making of ‘The National Treasure’

When The Royal Mint was asked to take part in the ‘Gromit unleashed’ exhibition, we were excited by the opportunity to do something really special.

We knew we had a lot to live up to, being in the company of people like Aardman’s very own Nick Park and Peter Lord, iconic designers Sir Paul Smith and Cath Kidston, illustrators Sir Quentin Blake and Martin Handford (creator of ‘Where’s Wally’) and many more besides.

So what could we do? Well it had to include coins, of course, and with mosaic artist Stephanie Roberts involved the ideas quickly began to flow. To add a finishing touch to the masterpiece, the Royal Mint’s Chief Engraver, Gordon Summers was tasked with creating a medallion from a design crafted in plasticine by Nick Park himself!

Would it all come together? Read on to find out.

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