Royal Celebration Series: 2012, The Diamond Jubilee

Royal Celebration Series: 2012, The Diamond Jubilee

In 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will have been our Queen for 65 years. She will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee. In our Royal Celebration blog series we have reviewed the events surrounding The Queen’s Accession to the throne in 1952, the celebrations for her Silver Jubilee in 1977 … Read more…

Royal Celebration Series: 1977, The Silver Jubilee

Royal Celebration Series: 1977, The Silver Jubilee

In 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will have been our queen for 65 years. In reaching this milestone, she will become the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee. In a series of blog posts we’re taking a trip down memory lane, recalling key anniversaries and celebrations from The Queen’s reign. The first installment of … Read more…

Royal Celebration Series: From accession to a Sapphire Jubilee in 2017

Royal Celebration Series: From accession to a Sapphire Jubilee in 2017

2017 will complete a hat-trick of hugely significant years for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2015 The Queen became the Longest Reigning Monarch in British history. In 2016 she became the first British monarch to celebrate her 90th birthday. Now, in 2017, she will have been our Queen for 65 years, becoming the first … Read more…

Behind the design: The 2016 Beatrix Potter Series by Emma Noble

Behind the design: The 2016 Beatrix Potter Series by Emma Noble

Throughout 2016, The Royal Mint has been celebrating the wonderful world of Beatrix and her most-loved characters, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Earlier this year, we announced that we would be marking the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter with a series of five coins, the first time that characters from children’s … Read more…

What’s In My 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…

A Commemorative Coincidence

Today is a hugely significant day in the 307-year history of the constitution of the United Kingdom, as we all now know the result of the Scottish referendum. The vote has come back in favour of No and the Kingdom remains United. We thought it was worth looking back over those years into the mists … Read more…

Trinity House – a British Beacon

As a similarly ancient British institution (although not quite as old as us!) we can’t help but feel an affinity with Trinity House or, to give them their full title, the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond. The House itself is situated on Tower Hill, not too far from our previous home at the Tower of … Read more…

Maundy Money – A rare Monetary gift from the Monarch

This year, on Maundy Thursday, Her Majesty The Queen will travel to Blackburn Cathedral for a Maundy Ceremony during which, among many other traditions, she will hand out Maundy Money. The tradition of the Monarch giving money to the needy on Maundy Thursday dates back 700 years, the tradition eventually becoming known as the Royal … Read more…