Welcome Informer readers and new collectors!

If you’re new to this blog, welcome! This blog will cover a range of topics including our involvement in major events, the history and heritage of The Royal Mint, and insights into the production process behind our coins.

The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest company, and one of the oldest in the world. We used to be based in the Tower of London but since 1971 we’ve been based in the small town of Llantrisant in South Wales. We make coins and medals but not bank notes…those are made by The Bank of England.

In 2012 The Royal Mint plays an important part in a number of major events, including the anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, the commemoration of the sinking of The Titanic, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We are producing coins for all of these, some of which will find their way into circulation, and some of which are only for collectors.

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