The World Cup is well underway and already offsides are proving to be a significant talking point. The most offsides in a 2014 World Cup game so far is 10. In England’s last match against Italy on 14th June 2014 there were 7 offsides in total.
How many offsides (total number of offsides awarded against both teams) do you think there will be in England’s World Cup match tonight against Uruguay?
We recently ran a competition on our Facebook page to win one of three Glasgow 2014 coins signed by Rebecca Adlington. The prize draw has taken place and three lucky winners have been confirmed! We are contacting the winners individually by email, so if you entered please keep an eye on your inbox!
If you were unlucky this time, all is not lost, to say thank you for entering the competition we are giving you FREE delivery on all Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games coins using the unique code ‘G14DEL‘ – code expires on 17 June 2014. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for more competitions.
We’ve decided to brighten up your Blue Monday with a chance to win one of our ‘Great British Coin Hunt’ Coin Collector Albums. Blue Monday is the day which is reported to be the gloomiest of the year – this year it is 20th January 2014.
To be in with a chance of winning this prize Follow @RoyalMintUK on Twitter and tweet us a smile with the hashtag #BlueMonday before 8pm on 20th January (Blue Monday).
Example Tweet – ‘@RoyalMintUK :) #BlueMonday’
Tweets must include @RoyalMintUK, a smile (either :), :-), smile, or a picture of a smile) and the hashtag #BlueMonday.
We will pick 3 winners at random from all who tweet correctly before 8pm. Winners will be informed on Tuesday 21st January via Twitter.
Here at The Royal Mint, we always love hearing from coin collectors about how much they enjoy the coins and coin sets we strike. In recent years, through facebook and twitter, we have seen this take on a new dimension with coin fans sharing photos of them and their collections with us.
Now, we would like to take that to the next level! We are calling on coin fans everywhere, all over the world, to send us short videos of the coins or coin collections they love.
Using Vine or Instagram video, we are looking for people to create short films (Vine is six seconds maximum, Instagram Video 15 seconds maximum) that feature:
Your favourite Royal Mint coin
Your Royal Mint coin collection
You with your favourite Royal Mint coin or coin collection
And to reward you for your efforts, we are going to give everyone who enters* a 2013 UK Royal Christening £5 BU coin.
The Royal Christening 2013 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
On Day 15 of our FacebookAdvent Calendar, we asked our fans to send us their explanations of the notoriously difficult-to-explain Football Offside Rule.
With 3 prizes on offer of aLondon 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!