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Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is the official mint of the United Kingdom and has a rich history of more than 1.100 years. During these 1.100 years, the mint has served the United Kingdom in times of war, political revolutions and of social and economic progress.
As such, The Royal Mint is known for its power of innovation and is considered a true leader in the world of coinage. Given the role the Royal Mint has played, a Royal Mint Museum is located at The Royal Mint itself in LIantrisant, South Wales. The Museum displays the fascinating history of The Royal Mint and many of the coins struck, including experimental coins, artwork and the tools. The quality of The Royal Mint's coins are outstanding thanks to the innovative product techniques and technologies used during the minting process.

History of The Royal Mint

It all began over 1.100 years ago in the small workshop of Anglo-Saxon London, but now The Royal Mint has become the leader in coinage. Starting in 1279, The Royal Mint was located in the Tower of London for 500 years. The Tower of London served as a secure base because of its excellent security.
The famous physicist Isaac Newton was instrumental in the technological developments and improvements of The Royal Mints coins and their production. Among other things, Isaac Newton introduced measures that made it more difficult to counterfeit the coins and increased accuracy and efficiency in minting the coins. Given the strides that could be made thanks in part to Isaac Newton's help, production increased. As a result, the Tower of London became too small.
The Royal Mint therefore moved to Tower Hill. This new base was in full use by The Royal Mint from 1812. Thanks to the lasted in steam-powered machinery and continuous improvements, production capacity skyrocketed, and by 1920 The Royal Mint's coins were being exported to countries around the world.
Since 1968, The Royal Mint has been based in LIantrisant, in South Wales. From there, The Royal Mint continues to grow. There is also a museum located here where the history of The Royal Mint in told. Today, The Royal Mint produces around 5 billion coins a year and supplies them to around 40 countries.

Britannia series

Over the past few years, The Royal Mint has issued several series. Some of these series are annual and are known for their excellent quality. The Britannia series is one of these series. The Britannia series was first issued in gold in 1987 and was the first European gold investment coin. A silver edition also followed in 1997 and the Britannia coin has since become an annual series with a first-class reputation. Thanks to this reputation, the coins are highly tradeable worldwide.
The 2021 edition of the Britannia coins has something special, namely special security features. These security features make it even more difficult to counterfeit the coin and thus counteracts counterfeiting. The security features include laten feature surface animation, micro-text and tincture lines.

The Queen’s Beasts serie

Another well-known series from The Royal Mint is the Queen's Beasts series. The Queen's Beasts series is a coin series of 10 coins inspired by the ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth and legend. The coins feature a stunning design created by Jody Clark. The Queen's Beasts coins are popular among investors and collectors.