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Information about mint: Royal Mint

Mint nameRoyal Mint
LocationLlantrisant, Wales
CountryUnited Kingdom
Dates886 -
Description

The Royal Mint is the body permitted to manufacture, or mint, the coins of the United Kingdom. The Royal Mint originated over 1100 years ago, producing coins for England and eventually Great Britain.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK. Royal Mint Ltd is 100% owned by HM Treasury, though the latter delegates shareholder responsibilities to the Shareholder Executive.

As well as minting coins for the UK, The Royal Mint also mints and exports coins to many other countries and produces military medals, commemorative medals, and other such items for governments, schools and businesses, being known as the world's leading exporting mint.

Responsibility for the security of the site falls to the Ministry of Defence Police, who provide an armed contingent.

In 1968 The Royal Mint began to move its operations from Tower Hill in the City of London to Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, and has operated on a single site in Llantrisant since 1980. At Llantrisant it holds an extensive collection of coins dating from the 16th century onwards, housed in eighty cabinets made by Elizabeth II's cabinet maker, Hugh Swann. The site occupies 38 acres (15 ha) and employs 765 people.

The annual Trial of the Pyx assays coins produced for the UK government for size, weight and chemical composition.

Web sitehttp://www.royalmint.com/
Known mint marks of Royal Mint:
Letters PL

Letters PL (abbreviated from "Percussa Londinio" in Latin, meaning "struck at London").

Located:
- after the word PENNY on the reverse of Australian One Penny coins
- above the date on Australian Sixpence coins
- above the the words THREE PENCE, in the folds of the ribbon of the "stalks of grain" Australian threepence coins

No mint mark

With very few exceptions, coins minted by the Royal Mint do not have a mint mark.

64 main coin types minted predominantly or exclusively at Royal Mint:
United Kingdom / Half Guinea (1801 - 1813) United Kingdom / Third Guinea (1801 - 1813) United Kingdom / Guinea (1813 - 1813) United Kingdom / Maundy Fourpence (Pre-decimal) (1817 - 1970)
United Kingdom / Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal) (1817 - 1970) United Kingdom / Maundy Twopence (Pre-decimal) (1817 - 1970) United Kingdom / Maundy Penny (Pre-decimal) (1817 - 1970) United Kingdom / Sovereign (Pre-Decimal) (1817 - 1968)
United Kingdom / Half Sovereign (Pre-decimal) (1817 - 1953) United Kingdom / Twopence (Circulating) (1817 - 1820) Ionian Islands / Two Oboli (1819 - 1819) Ionian Islands / Two Lepta (1819 - 1820)
United Kingdom / Five Pounds (Pre-decimal) (1820 - 1937) United Kingdom / Two Pounds (Pre-decimal) (1820 - 1937) Ionian Islands / One Lepton (1821 - 1862) Ionian Islands / Thirty Lepta (1834 - 1862)
United Kingdom / Threepence (Circulating) (1834 - 1970) United Kingdom / Fourpence (1836 - 1888) United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign (Pre-decimal) (1853 - 1853) British Honduras / One Cent (1885 - 1973)
United Kingdom / Double Florin (1887 - 1890) British Honduras / Fifty Cents (1894 - 1971) British Honduras / Twenty Five Cents (1894 - 1973) British Honduras / Ten Cents (1894 - 1970)
British Honduras / Five Cents (1894 - 1973) Palestine (British Mandate) / One Hundred Mils (1927 - 1942) Palestine (British Mandate) / Fifty Mils (1927 - 1942) Palestine (British Mandate) / Twenty Mils (1927 - 1944)
Palestine (British Mandate) / Ten Mils (1927 - 1947) Palestine (British Mandate) / Five Mils (1927 - 1947) Palestine (British Mandate) / Two Mils (1927 - 1947) Palestine (British Mandate) / One Mil (1927 - 1947)
New Zealand / Half Crown (1933 - 1965) New Zealand / Florin (1933 - 1965) New Zealand / Shilling (1933 - 1965) New Zealand / Sixpence (1933 - 1965)
New Zealand / Threepence (1933 - 1965) Fiji / Florin (1934 - 1965) Fiji / Shilling (1934 - 1965) Fiji / Sixpence (1934 - 1967)
Fiji / Penny (1934 - 1968) Fiji / Half Penny (1934 - 1954) New Zealand / Crown (1935 - 1953) New Zealand / Penny (1940 - 1965)
New Zealand / Halfpenny (1940 - 1965) Fiji / Threepence (1947 - 1967) United Kingdom / Ten Pence (1968 - ) United Kingdom / Five Pence (1968 - )
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence (1969 - ) United Kingdom / Maundy Fourpence (Decimal) (1971 - ) United Kingdom / Maundy Penny (Decimal) (1971 - ) United Kingdom / Two Pence (1971 - )
United Kingdom / One Penny (1971 - ) United Kingdom / Half Penny (1971 - 1984) United Kingdom / Crown (25 Pence) (1972 - 1990) United Kingdom / Sovereign (Decimal) (1972 - )
United Kingdom / Half Sovereign (Decimal) (1980 - ) United Kingdom / Two Pounds (Decimal, Gold) (1980 - ) United Kingdom / Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold) (1980 - ) United Kingdom / Twenty Pence (1982 - )
United Kingdom / One Pound (1983 - ) United Kingdom / Crown (Five Pounds) (1990 - ) United Kingdom / Two Pounds (1997 - ) United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign (2009 - )
3039 coins minted at Royal Mint:
CountryCoinMintageMint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1801 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1801 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1802 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1802 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1803 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1803 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1804 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1804 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1805 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1806 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1806 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1808 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1808 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1809 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1809 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1810 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1810 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1811 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1811 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Guinea 1813 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Guinea 1813 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Third Guinea 1813 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1816 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1816 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Sixpence 1816 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Fourpence 1817 (Maundy) 1,386 (1386) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1817 (Maundy) 1,584 (1584) No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1817 (Maundy) 2,376 (2376) No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1817 (Maundy) 10,000 (10000) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1817 3,235,239 (3.2 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1817 2,080,197 (2.1 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1817 Large Head 8,092,656 (8.1 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1817 Small Head 8,092,656 (8.1 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1817 23,031,360 (23.0 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sixpence 1817 10,921,680 (10.9 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1817 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1817 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1817 (Silver, circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Fourpence 1818 (Maundy) 1,188 (1188) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1818 (Maundy) 1,584 (1584) No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1818 (Maundy) 2,376 (2376) No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1818 (Maundy) 9,504 (9504) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1818 2,347,230 (2.3 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1818 1,030,286 (1.0 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Crown 1818 155,232 (155232) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1818 2,905,056 (2.9 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1818 1,342,440 (1.3 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sixpence 1818 4,284,720 (4.3 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1818 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1818 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating) unknown No mint mark
Ionian Islands Two Oboli 1819 4,139,520 (4.1 million) No mint mark
Ionian Islands One Obol 1819 unknown No mint mark
Ionian Islands Two Lepta 1819 9,461,760 (9.5 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1819 3,574 (3574) No mint mark
United Kingdom Crown 1819 683,496 (683496) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1819 4,790,016 (4.8 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1819 7,595,280 (7.6 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sixpence 1819 4,712,400 (4.7 million) No mint mark
Ionian Islands Two Lepta 1820 9,461,760 (9.5 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Fourpence 1820 (Maundy) 990 (990) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1820 (Maundy) 1,320 (1320) No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1820 (Maundy) 1,584 (1584) No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1820 (Maundy) 7,920 (7920) No mint mark
United Kingdom Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) 60 (60) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1820 931,994 (931994) No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1820 35,043 (35043) No mint mark
United Kingdom Crown 1820 448,272 (448272) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1820 George III 2,396,592 (2.4 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1820 George IV 2,396,592 (2.4 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1820 George III 7,975,440 (8.0 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1820 George IV unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Sixpence 1820 1,488,960 (1.5 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1820 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1820 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1820 (Silver, circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1821 9,405,114 (9.4 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1821 231,288 (231288) No mint mark
United Kingdom Crown 1821 437,976 (437976) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1821 1,435,104 (1.4 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1821 2,463,000 (2.5 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sixpence 1821 863,280 (863280) No mint mark
United Kingdom Fourpence 1822 (Maundy) 2,970 (2970) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1822 (Maundy) 3,960 (3960) No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1822 (Maundy) 5,940 (5940) No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1822 (Maundy) 12,000 (12000) No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1822 5,356,787 (5.4 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Crown 1822 124,929 (124929) No mint mark
United Kingdom Fourpence 1823 (Maundy) 1,980 (1980) No mint mark
United Kingdom Threepence 1823 (Maundy) 2,640 (2640) No mint mark
United Kingdom Twopence 1823 (Maundy) 3,960 (3960) No mint mark
United Kingdom Penny 1823 (Maundy) 13,000 (13000) No mint mark
United Kingdom Two Pounds 1823 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom Sovereign 1823 616,770 (616770) No mint mark
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1823 224,280 (224280) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1823 First Issue 2,003,760 (2.0 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1823 Second Issue 2,003,760 (2.0 million) No mint mark
United Kingdom Shilling 1823 693,000 (693000) No mint mark
United Kingdom Fourpence 1824 (Maundy) 1,584 (1584) No mint mark
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