The Diamond Jubilee Kilo coin from The Royal Mint

When a grand coin containing a full kilo of gold was authorised in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it gave us a unique opportunity to do something truly special. Such a coin must bear designs that reflect the splendour of the occasion, but also capture our rich royal heritage and go forward in time as … Read more…

29 Weeks of British Olympic and Paralympic sports – Week 14: Goalball

The Goalball 50p coin was designed by Jonathan Wren. As ever, we put our three searching questions to the coin designer…read on to find out what he had to say! 1) Have you seen your coin ‘in the wild’ yet? I haven’t but my wife received my 50 pence design as change for a coffee … Read more…

The only genuine footage of The Titanic

The only genuine footage of The Titanic

Our friends at British Pathe let us use this amazing archive footage. It includes the only genuine footage of The Titanic, along with a lot of other footage from the same era which provides a flavour of a bygone age.

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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…