The Royal Mint and collectors’ coins

The history of the Royal Mint is an extensive one. As surprising as it may sound, the mint is actually over a thousand years old. Its history can be pinpointed to circa 880 when Alfred the Great occupied the city. However, under Roman and Anglo-Saxon rule, the city itself operated several mints, meaning that in reality the mint is probably even older. The mint initially had a monopoly on creating coins, but circa 1540, Henry VIII ordered the closure of ecclesiastical mints during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. This meant that the Royal Mint was the sole remaining mint in the land, thus solidifying its importance to the UK. It also enjoyed a period of minting medals, striking them for the troops at Waterloo in 1815.

The Royal Mint became a limited company in 2009 and is owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury. It is known as an icon of the UK, creating hundreds of millions of coins a year and accounting for 15% of the world’s coin based currency. It doesn’t just mint UK coins: it also strikes and circulates coins for other 60 other countries, and has undertaken export orders of currency since 1601. It also strikes a variety of collector’s coins, all of which are highly sought after by coin collectors.

If you’re looking to buy gold coins or silver coins struck by the Royal Mint, then we have an impressive array of stock for you. We have Britannia coins, available in both gold and silver, dating from 2013, 2014 and 2015. We have a range of half-sovereign gold coins for 2014 and 1987, as well as numerous full sovereign coins, featuring a variety of designs. We also have a huge range of full gold sovereigns stuck in 2012, covering prestigious British monarchs such as Queen Victoria, King George V, King Edward VII and, of course, Queen Elizabeth II.

Most of these coins are available in a fineness of 916.7, with the exception of the one ounce gold and silver Britannia coins, which have a fineness of 999.0. We also have a set of ten 2012 gold full sovereigns, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as well as a set of eight gold sovereigns spanning four monarchs.

If you are looking into adding to your existing coin collection, or are looking to build a new collection built around the coins and identity of the UK, then our range of coins from the Royal Mint are a great place to start. We provide safe, insured delivery, and can offer secure vaulted storage for those who need a safe place to store their investments. If you’re looking to buy gold coins, look no further than us.

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