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The Royal Mint Shifts Production Towards Masks

By Tom Michael  The 2020 pandemic has required many people and businesses around the world to rethink their daily activities. Those folks working and living within the field of numismatics are no different. We have all adjusted our lives to … Continue reading

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Mint Enters the Coin Business

Mints have been in the business of selling as well as manufacturing coins for centuries. The United States Mint at one time sold individual proof coins directly to collectors. At a later date, the mint began issuing Mint and Proof … Continue reading

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British Mint: Bigger is Better

The British Royal Mint (BRM) has joined an exclusive club. The mint recently issued a 5-kilo (2.205 pounds or 35.274 ounces) gold coin with a face value of 5,000 pounds. This is one of the largest coins ever produced. The … Continue reading

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British Mint Withdraws Brexit Coins

In an unprecedented and historic move, the British Royal Mint announced on several days notice that the British Brexit commemorative 50-pence coin anticipated to be dated and issued Oct. 31 will not be released. All existing examples were ordered to … Continue reading

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Lots of British Round Pounds Missing

The ‘round pound,’ the ‘Maggie,’ or whatever you may want to call it, Britain’s round £1 coin has been replaced by a 12-sided coin meant to deter counterfeiters. Since the round coin has been declared redundant by the Bank of … Continue reading

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British Mint Issues Scarce Coins

In a recent interview with The CDN Monthly Greysheeet US Mint Director David J. Ryder said, “I have to create products they [young collectors] can actually collect at a reasonable price and put in their pockets.” Perhaps so, but any … Continue reading

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Royal Mint conducts Trial of the Pyx

In December, the British Royal Mint announced that it is offering the public the opportunity to purchase a limited selection of coins that have been through the Trial of the Pyx. This is a historic ceremony that sees samples of … Continue reading

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British Royal Mint commemoratives thrive

Perhaps the number of coins needed in circulation is declining, but as this proves to be true, the British Royal Mint is using its otherwise unused capacity to increase the number of commemorative coins it produces. There has been a … Continue reading

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British penny finds some defenders

Could the credit card be making the British penny irrelevant? According to a Bank of England analysis of the lowly denomination, the answer is yes. The bank also noted there has also been a decline in the number of items … Continue reading

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Bid on Lennon gold coin

When listening to the song “When I’m 64” in 1967, what fan of the Beatles tune would have thought that 44 years later, when he may actually be 64, he would have the chance to bid on a unique gold John Lennon coin struck by the British Royal Mint? Continue reading

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