29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 12: Football

The football 50p was designed by Neil Wolfson. Neil Wolfson is a production journalist living in London. He designed his coin in the hope that it would encapsulate football in one simple image. As the offside rule is a perennial talking point, the image is designed to provoke discussion…and it certainly did that! The coin … Read more…

Maundy Money

Maundy Money

Maundy Money is one of many ancient traditions The Royal Mint is proud to be a part of. It is a Christian tradition that involves giving special coins to people who have done good work for their Church and community It seems to have been the custom as early as the thirteenth century for members … Read more…

Previously unseen Titanic pictures from The Royal Mint

Previously unseen Titanic pictures from The Royal Mint

In their latest issue, National Geographic have published previously unseen photographs of The Titanic. The photographs show the full ship for the first time and are incredibly atmospheric, capturing the alluring tragedy of the disaster. You can view the new Titanic photographs on the national Geographic website. Our own unseen pictures The Royal Mint has … Read more…

29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 10: Equestrian

The Equestrian 50p was designed by Tom Babbage. We sent Tom our three questions, and here’s what he had to say: Have you seen your coin ‘in the wild’ yet? No, I moved to China in March of last year and my coin wasn’t out then. I saw a lot of fencing coins in Preston … Read more…

Olympic Torch relay route announced

Olympic Torch relay route announced

Today our friends over at London 2012 announced the route of the Torch Relay.                       The Flame will come within ten miles of 95 percent of people in the UK. Which location is nearest to you? Will you be attending to show your support? Do … Read more…

29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 9: Canoeing

The canoeing 50p was designed by Tim Lees. Tim’s design captures the excitement of the sport, with crashing waves and a steely faced canoeist paddling hard! Here are Tim’s answers to our usual three questions: Have you seen your coin ‘in the wild’ yet? I have looked hard for the coins, but only found two … Read more…

29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 8: Boxing

The Boxing 50p was designed by Shane Abery. We asked Shane the questions we always ask! Here’s how he answered… Have you seen your coin ‘in the wild’ yet? I run a girls football team and one of my duties is to collect match and training fees. I had not come across any of the … Read more…

The Royal Mint on The Alan Titchmarsh show

The Royal Mint on The Alan Titchmarsh show

Below is yesterday’s Alan Titchmarsh episode. We’re on from 17.25 onwards if you want to skip ahead! The Royal Mint’s expert and Senior Research Curator Graham Dyer talks about some of the commemorative coins from The Royal Mint, both past and present. Richard Bishop from Spink shows some older coins, including a Queeen Elizabeth 1 … Read more…

Matt Dent, UK coin designer, answers your questions

We asked you to send in your questions for Matt Dent, the designer of UK coins. He answers them in detail and shares his thoughts on a variety of topics including whether we should have a 99p coin, how long his designs take to produce, and which is his favourite London 2012 50p! Matt’s designs … Read more…

29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 7: Cycling

The cycling 50p was designed by Theo Crutchley-Mack. Theo is at a college in West Yorkshire studying art and design. He has been a dedicated cyclist from a young age and is a member of a cycling club. Theo has tried a variety of cycling styles, which is where he found the inspiration for his … Read more…