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The Royal Mint makes British coins and medals that celebrate or commemorate iconic figures, events and places of the UK. As well as making coins for the UK coins collectors, The Royal Mint makes products for 60 countries.
The Mint's craftsmanships, artistry and quality are recognised around the world. It's products are very popular, which means coins can fast become out of stock. This is where our close relationship with The Royal Mint will work to your advantage.
As one of the leading Royal Mint coins sellers, we often have popular coins in stock, ready to deliver to you. We are also able to source out of stock or difficult to find collectable coins.
Browse popular Royal Mint coins and collections:
Australia – Royal Australian Mint
The Royal Australian Mint was the first mint in Australia that was not a subsidiary of the British Royal Mint. With a production output of more than two million coins a day, the Royal Australian Mint has minted more than 11 trillion circulation coins since that time.
China – People’s Bank of China
The People's Bank of China is the central bank of the People’s Republic of China and is responsible
for monetary and currency policy for the Chinese currency, the renminbi. It was founded on
1 December 1948 in Shijiazhuang and has been headquartered in Beijing since 1949.
Germany – Berlin State Mint
The name of the Berlin State Mint traditionally stands for top-grade minted coins and medals. The oldest historical record of it dates back to 1280. In 1750, the mint mark "A" was bestowed on it. It is one of the oldest trademarks. Products of the Berlin State Mint represent lasting value, combining artistic inspiration and fine craftsmanship.
The sovereign tasks of the Berlin State Mint include minting circulation and special coins for the Federal Republic of Germany.
Finland – Mint of Finland
The decision to found the Mint of Finland was made in 1860. Coin production began in 1864 in
Katajanokka; the first items produced were 30,000 "one-penny" coins for the Finnish national bank.
Finland's state mint, which operates under the authority of the Finnish Ministry of Finance, changed
it's legal form in 1993 when it was privatised. This opened up better business opportunities and the
chance to enter the international market. The mint exports to 35 countries.
France – Monnaie de Paris
The Monnaie de Paris is one of the oldest institutions in France, as evidenced by the Edict of Pitres dating from 846 (during the reign of Charles the Bald).
The Monnaie de Paris is a state-funded industrial and commercial institution (EPIC – Établissement public industriel et commercial). It's chief duties include minting French circulation and commemorative coins, minting coins for other states and producing art works in precious metals (collector coins, art medals, official medals, jewellery, bronze figures).
Canada – Royal Canadian Mint
Minting under the sign of the maple leaf! The history of minting in Canada! The first
Canadian coinage worthy of note was minted only after Ontario and Quebec were merged
to form the Province of Canada in 1841. It's desire for independence rapidly gave rise to a
change of currency, in 1858: following the American model, the shillings and pence which
had existed hitherto were replaced by the dollar (= 100 cents) and the new decimal system.
The first cent pieces, in silver, bore the portrait of the British Queen Victoria. For the Province
of Newfoundland, even 2-dollar gold coins were struck in London starting in 1865.
The Royal Canadian Mint finally gained worldwide recognition in 1979 with it's issue of the first
"Maple Leaf", the second gold bullion coin after the South African "Krügerrand", and bearing the
characteristic maple leaf motif. The bullion coins were first of all struck with 999 fineness,
which was far higher than that of the Krügerrand (22 carat gold). In 1982 the Canadian moneyers
surpassed themselves, achieving a gold content of 999.9 percent
in the Maple Leaf, which has gone down in the annals of history as "four nine fine".
The Royal Canadian Mint produces all the regular coins in circulation in Canada. It also
strikes coins for other countries. For example, the mint designs and strikes the following
types of coin for customers both in Canada and abroad:
collector coins, gold, silver and platinum coins, customised medals and also jettons.
Netherlands – Royal Dutch Mint
The Royal Dutch Mint is the successor to the original official mint of the Netherlands and is probably the country’s oldest company still in existence. The first coins were struck around one thousand years ago in Utrecht. The present mint has been in continuous operation since 1567.
The Royal Dutch Mint made it's name a long time ago with the minting of coins that were
needed for financial transactions in the Netherlands. This is still an important part of it's work,
although privatisation has led it to tap into new markets both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Four developments in particular have played an important role in the mint’s market strategy:
In the future, the Royal Dutch Mint is anticipating growth in the market for Dutch euro coins for
collectors. To be ready for this development, it has already built up a broad network of dealers.
Norway – Royal Norwegian Mint
The Royal Norwegian Mint was founded in 1686 as part of the Kongsberg Silver Mines, to convert the silver extracted from the mines into coins. Before being taking over by the Central Bank of Norway in 1962, the Mint was administered by several different bodies, including the central government in Copenhagen and the Ministry of Finance.
Despite this, the connection with the silver mines remained intact until they were closed down in 1957. On 1 January 2001 the Royal Norwegian Mint became a joint-stock company,
with the Central Bank of Norway as it's sole owner and shareholder.
The traditional mining symbol – a crossed axe and hammer – is still struck on all
Norwegian coins. The Royal Norwegian Mint has a long history of medal production.
The oldest known coin produced in Kongsberg was issued in 1704 in honour of the
visit by King Frederick IV that year.
Austria – Austrian Mint
"We mint Austria" is the devise of the Austrian Mint – a double-entendre which hints not only at the fact that it mints Austria’s coinage, but also that it has a shaping influence on the country – because the Austrian Mint has exercised considerable influence on Austria's culture, economy and daily life for more than 800 years.
It's acquired experience and skill are correspondingly extensive. This is why it is not in the habit of dwelling on the past: the Austrian Mint looks to the future. The most important day in it's history was 1 January 1989, when it became a joint-stock company – under the aegis of Austria’s national bank, the OeNB. Since then, a fresh breeze of renewal has swept through the place.
Poland: the history of the Warsaw mint!
Eighteenth-century Poland – all the local mints in the country have been closed for decades. The time finally comes when no coinage of any value is in circulation any more. Such was the precarious situation when Stanislaus Augustus was proclaimed King of Poland in 1764. He had a clear duty to reorganise the monetary system and create a central mint.
This came about on 10 February 1766: Poland’s currency was completely reformed and the new Warsaw Mint was opened on Bielanska Street. However, after the Third Partition of Poland by the neighbouring powers of Prussia, Austria and Russia, minting was halted
again. The mint was temporarily closed in 1796. Minting resumed briefly
in 1810, but only for the Duchy of Warsaw.
At the Vienna Congress of 1815, it was decided that the mint should begin striking coins
again for the kingdom of Poland (also called “Congress Poland”) – or, to be more precise,
for the areas annexed by Russia, with the tsar as "King of Poland". It is from this period that the
unusual coin issues date in which the nominative value is given in zlotys and in roubles – or the
subunit, kopeks. Following the restoration of independence and the founding of a
Polish republic in 1918, the Warsaw Mint rapidly found a new home on Markowska Street. However,
damage during the Second World War made a new move necessary. In 1952, it was rebuilt
on Ceglana (today: Pereca) Street.
After the founding of the Third Republic, the Polish State Mint finally found it's present
home on Zelazna Street. On 26 September 1994, after four years of construction work,
it was officially opened by the then state president, Lech Walesa. This makes it one of the
most modern mints in the world and it has already won several awards for it's commemorative coins.
For example, it's two Millennium issues each won a prize at the International Mint Directors
Conference in Canberra, Australia, in 2000 for their advanced minting technology.
Russia – Central Bank of the Russian Federation
The principal duties of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation are:
The Central Bank’s purpose is not to make a profit. The large majority of transactions
in roubles in the Russian Federation are settled through the Central Bank’s clearing system.
The Central Bank reports to the parliament (State Duma).
Spain – The Spanish Royal Mint
The history of the tradition-steeped Real Casa de la Moneda, Spain’s state mint, dates back to the early Middle Ages, when the country was occupied by the Moors. The first mints under Spanish monarchies were created in the late twelfth century; then in 1869, minting was centralised in Madrid.
Not only the flamenco dancing for which Spain is famous worldwide, and which represents
it's most famous export, is the result of Arab influences – they also played a role in the
early history of today’s Real Casa de la Moneda. Spain’s state mint was only centralised
under the provisional government in Madrid in 1869. Yet many centuries before,
Spanish kings had struck their first coins on the model of their North African predecessors
and craft masters.
South Africa – the South African Mint
The South African Mint (or "SA Mint") has been famous for decades for it's Krügerrand. In the meantime it has gained an international reputation with a number of extremely interesting and attractive commemorative coins. With the discovery of rich gold reserves near Johannesburg in 1886, the then president Paul Krüger realised that South Africa needed it's own coinage.
A concession was subsequently granted to a consortium of Dutch, German and British
investors to establish the country’s national bank. This included an official permit to operate
a mint. The South African State Mint and Bank were duly opened in the capital,
Pretoria, on 6 July 1892.
USA – United States Mint
The US Mint has come a long way since it's founding by Congress on 2 April 1792. It posts revenues of more than US$2.4bn a year. As it is a self-funding organisation, the mint transfers any revenue remaining after costs into the General Fund of the Treasury.
The principal task of the United States Mint is to produce sufficient coinage to conduct trade and commerce in the United States.