Information about mint: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)

Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) (1850 - 2003)

The Birmingham Mint, a coining mint, originally known as Heaton's Mint or Ralph Heaton & Sons, in Birmingham, England (known as The Mint Birmingham Limited after 1879), started producing tokens and coins in 1850 as a private enterprise, separate from, but in cooperation with the Royal Mint.

In later years, the plant became increasingly busy with the introduction of the Euro within the European Union; the mint produced several million €1 and €2 coins. However, a slump in trade and contractual agreements between them and the Royal Mint resulted in the sale of the mint in late 2003.

The Mint was acquired by JFT Law & Co Limited who still produce and sell commemorative coins and medals from a website. Substantial parts of the plant and machinery were subsequently purchased by an Indian company, Lord's Security Mint Limited. The Pobjoy Mint purchased the newest high speed presses plus new tooling.

Coins struck by: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint) (237)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
Ionian Islands 1819 One Obol 1819 8,279,040 No mint mark
Sarawak 1863 One Cent 1863 unknown No mint mark
Sarawak 1863 Half Cent 1863 unknown No mint mark
Sarawak 1863 Quarter Cent 1863 unknown No mint mark
Sarawak 1870 One Cent 1870 unknown No mint mark
Sarawak 1870 Half Cent 1870 250,000 No mint mark
Sarawak 1870 Quarter Cent 1870 100,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1874 Penny 1874 12,288,105 Letter H
United Kingdom 1874 Halfpenny 1874 6,365,265 Letter H
United Kingdom 1875 Penny 1875 11,443,680 Letter H
United Kingdom 1875 Halfpenny 1875 6,685,215 Letter H
United Kingdom 1876 Penny 1876 11,074,560 Letter H
United Kingdom 1876 Halfpenny 1876 6,809,600 Letter H
Sarawak 1879 One Cent 1879 750,000 No mint mark
Sarawak 1879 Half Cent 1879 250,000 No mint mark
Sarawak 1880 One Cent 1880 1,070,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1881 Ten Stotinki 1881 15,000,000 HEATON
Bulgaria 1881 Five Stotinki 1881 10,000,000 HEATON
Bulgaria 1881 Two Stotinki 1881 4,996,345 HEATON
United Kingdom 1881 Penny 1881 6,065,562 Letter H
United Kingdom 1881 Halfpenny 1881 3,799,515 Letter H
North Borneo 1882 One Cent 1882 2,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1882 One Cent 1882 1,070,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1882 Penny 1882 7,526,400 Letter H
United Kingdom 1882 Halfpenny 1882 4,480,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1884 One Cent 1884 2,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1884 One Cent 1884 1,070,000 No mint mark
North Borneo 1885 One Cent 1885 1,000,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1885 Half Cent 1885 1,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1885 One Cent 1885 2,140,000 No mint mark
North Borneo 1886 One Cent 1886 5,000,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1886 Half Cent 1886 1,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1886 One Cent 1886 2,014,000 No mint mark
North Borneo 1887 One Cent 1887 6,000,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1887 Half Cent 1887 5,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1887 One Cent 1887 1,605,000 No mint mark
North Borneo 1888 One Cent 1888 6,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1888 One Cent 1888 2,133,333 No mint mark
North Borneo 1889 One Cent 1889 9,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1889 One Cent 1889 3,200,000 No mint mark
North Borneo 1890 One Cent 1890 8,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1890 One Cent 1890 3,210,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1891 One Cent 1891 3,000,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1891 Half Cent 1891 2,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1891 One Cent 1891 1,623,888 Letter H
Sarawak 1892 One Cent 1892 1,088,889 Letter H
Sarawak 1893 One Cent 1893 1,633,888 Letter H
North Borneo 1894 One Cent 1894 1,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1894 One Cent 1894 1,632,776 Letter H
North Borneo 1896 One Cent 1896 1,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1896 One Cent 1896 1,088,889 Letter H
Sarawak 1896 Half Cent 1896 326,667 Letter H
Sarawak 1896 Quarter Cent 1896 283,112 Letter H
Sarawak 1897 One Cent 1897 1,088,889 Letter H
Sarawak 1900 Fifty Cents 1900 40,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1900 Twenty Cents 1900 75,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1900 Ten Cents 1900 150,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1900 Five Cents 1900 200,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1903 Five Cents 1903 1,000,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1903 Two and a Half Cents 1903 2,000,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1904 One Cent 1904 2,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1906 Fifty Cents 1906 10,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1906 Twenty Cents 1906 25,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1906 Ten Cents 1906 50,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1907 One Cent 1907 1,000,000 Letter H
North Borneo 1907 Half Cent 1907 1,000,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1908 Five Cents 1908 40,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1910 Twenty Cents 1910 25,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1910 Ten Cents 1910 50,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1911 One Penny 1911 1,920,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1911 Halfpenny 1911 3,360,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1911 One-tenth Penny 1911 7,200,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1911 Twenty Cents 1911 25,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1911 Ten Cents 1911 100,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1911 Five Cents 1911 40,000 Letter H
Australia 1912 Penny 1912 3,600,000 Letter H
Australia 1912 Halfpenny 1912 2,400,000 Letter H
British Honduras 1912 Five Cents 1912 20,000 Letter H
British Honduras 1912 One Cent 1912 50,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1912 One Penny 1912 1,560,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1912 Halfpenny 1912 3,120,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1912 One-tenth Penny 1912 10,800,000 Letter H
United Kingdom 1912 Penny 1912 65,106,048 Letter H
British West Africa 1913 Two Shillings 1913 3,276,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1913 Shilling 1913 12,340,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1913 Sixpence 1913 960,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1913 Threepence 1913 736,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1913 One Penny 1913 1,824,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1913 Halfpenny 1913 1,598,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1913 One-tenth Penny 1913 5,712,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1913 Twenty Cents 1913 25,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1913 Ten Cents 1913 100,000 Letter H
Sarawak 1913 Five Cents 1913 100,000 Letter H
Australia 1914 Florin 1914 2,800,000 Letter H
Australia 1914 Halfpenny 1914 2,640,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1914 Two Shillings 1914 967,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1914 Shilling 1914 14,292,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1914 Sixpence 1914 952,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1914 Threepence 1914 1,560,000 Letter H
British West Africa 1914 One Penny 1914 3,014,000 Letter H
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Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): Details
From Year1850
To Year2003
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBirmingham, England
Mint Marks used by: Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint)
HEATON

On some Bulgarian coins, the Heaton mint had its unabbreviated name as a mint mark.

Letter H

The capital letter H, normally located under or above the date of the coin.

No mint mark

The Birmingham Mint (Heaton & Sons) had no mint mark on some coins.