What’s In My Change?

Coins from change

How many of us have ever asked ourselves the question – what’s in my change? Those of us who have will know the answer, of course, which is – more history, art and treasure than you could imagine! Let me elaborate…

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The Advent Calendar ‘Offside’ Competition

On Day 15 of our Facebook Advent Calendar, we asked our fans to send us their explanations of the notoriously difficult-to-explain Football Offside Rule.

50p Football Small

With 3 prizes on offer of a London 2012 Olympic Football 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coin for the versions that we found the most amusing, we had a great time judging them! Here are the 3 Winners; we hope you enjoy and learn from these versions as much as we did!

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10 of our favourite worldwide coin facts

Here are ten of our favourite coin facts that we have compiled just for fun!

    • Space Invaders ate our coins
      The Space Invaders game was so popular when it was released in Japan in 1978 that it caused a national coin shortage!
      Japan suffered a nationwide shortage of 100-yen coins and had to increase coin production to keep up with demand.

      A space invader

      Space invaders ate my change!

      Space Invaders arrived in the United States in 1980 and by mid-1981, $1 billion of quarters had been gobbled up by the game.

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Help us design the next Royal Mint coin collector folder!

We want to design a folder for collectors of coins from change that is the best it can possibly be!

We have been working on designs, but we need your input.

Which coins would you like to collect? How many should each collection contain? How can we improve on the London 2012 50p collector folder?

Please complete the form below and leave any additional comments on this blog or over on Facebook! We’ll pick one lucky person to win a special prize for helping us out!

Sorry this contest is now closed, but you can still submit your suggestions if you would like to!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (optional, only if you want to enter to win a prize)

Which collector albums would you like us to do? Tick as many as apply!

 50p £1 £2 The 'Shield' Coins of the year

Howe many coins do you think the collector folder should hold?

 30+ 15-30 10-15 Less than 10

Should each album be possible to complete immediately, or should we leave space for coins that aren't yet available?

 Complete collection Space for future coins

Any other comments or suggestions?

50p collectors, a national community!

Did you know there are thousands of 50p collectors out there using Twitter to connect with each other, and thousands more on The Royal Mint Facebook page?

Head on over to The Royal Mint’s Facebook page to connect with the collectors on the hunt over there.

To connect on Twitter, check out who’s tweeting at #50pcollectors below. You can also use #Olympic50p or even just tweet directly to @RoyalMintUK

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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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