There are only TWO shopping days left on The Royal Mint website this Christmas. If you still can’t decide what you want, here are our suggestions!
The Royal Mint website was redesigned to include a lot of features people asked us for, but some of the best bits aren’t immediately obvious. The video below shows you how to access the best bits of royalmint.com – watch it and then go and try it out for yourself!
You can probably imagine that, given the quantities involved and the precision required, making coins is a major operation.
It requires a production facility that involves a lot of heavy industrial machinery and some very skilled people.
The engineers who work at The Royal Mint are among the very best in their field. Their skill contributes to our ability to exceed our customers’ expectations and to produce coins that are among the best in the world.
Traditionally, we have always published our coin circulation figures once a year. Recently though, we have been able to access the figures on a monthly basis. To take advantage of this we’ve tried to make the figures more accessible by putting them into an infographic.
Does it help you understand the numbers? Have you got any ideas for future versions? Did you know there are nearly 500 coins in circulation for every person in the UK? Does this help you understand why London 2012 Sports 50ps are fairly rare even though there are 50,000,000 of them?
Since we last mentioned Pinterest The Royal Mint’s page has gone from strength to strength.
We now have boards covering a range of topics that relate to The Royal Mint and we are adding new ones all the time. Below you can see a selection of pins from our “Your Olympic and Paralympic 50p Collections” board. These are all pictures that people have tweeted @royalmintuk – have you tweeted yours?
How do you feel about the success of Team GB and London 2012?
What a success the London 2012 Olympic Games has been! With new world records set and an incredible total of medals won by Team GB, we really could not have asked for more from our inspirational athletes. It has been something I have thoroughly enjoyed watching.
Lots of people are talking about the Olympic and Paralympic medals, and the questions seem to focus on the same issues. What are they made of? What are they worth? How many are there?
Well, we made them, so who better to clear this up once and for all? With pleasure, we present, the facts behind the medals!
Now that the excitement of the Diamond Jubilee weekend is beginning to fade, the thoughts of everyone at The Royal Mint begin to turn to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
However, we still want to keep the Diamond Jubilee buzz going a little longer…so if you haven’t yet seen the announcement of the Ultimate Royalist competition winners, check out The Ultimate Royalist webpage for details!
Staff at The Royal Mint welcomed the secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan, yesterday as she visited the highly secure manufacturing site as part of her tour of businesses, specialists and elite athletes all involved in the mission to bring Olympic and Paralympic glory to Wales. Following a recent trade visit to South East … Read more…
If you haven’t got into Pinterest yet, you don’t know what you’re missing! Pinterest is a community website where members share the things they love. Of course The Royal Mint is on there, we post up our favourite coins as well as a selection of things we have found on our travels around the web. … Read more…