The Royal Mint awards itself a CE Mark!

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.

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The Royal Mint’s UK coin circulation figures – correct at August 2012

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?

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The Royal Mint Pinterest page keeps growing!

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?

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The Olympic and Paralympic victory medals – the facts behind the medals

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!

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The Ultimate Royalist

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!

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The Royal Mint welcomes Cheryl Gillan as she visits Welsh businesses getting set for London 2012

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…