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…

#AskaCurator – Your Coin Questions Answered

We recently trialed the first of what we hope will become a regular feature for our Social Media fans – #AskaCurator. It is your chance to ask The Royal Mint Museum’s curators absolutely anything – from questions on a specific coin to how to stop silver from toning. Here is a selection of our favourite questions, picked … Read more…

Burns Night, A Scottish Celebration!

Traditionally ‘Burns Night Suppers’ are held all over the UK on or around the 25th January to celebrate the life and work of The Bard, Robert Burns. The day is often referred to as Burns Night or Robert Burns Day and falls on the day of his birth; 25th January 1759. 2014 marks the 255th Anniversary … Read more…

2014: A New Year, A New Hobby

A New Year means new coins. Which means new collections, as well as new additions to existing collections. It also means it’s the perfect time to start coin collecting as a hobby. Whether you’re an existing collector or a new starter, the New Year poses a perfect time to start or add to a coin … Read more…

2014 commemorative coins now available at royalmint.com

The first 2014 commemorative coins are now available at The Royal Mint website. 2014 is another big year for Britain, and here at The Royal Mint we will be commemorating some significant anniversaries, as well as celebrating another addition to our nation’s sporting heritage. In 2014 we will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death … Read more…