Information about mint: Royal Mint

Royal Mint (886 - present)

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.

Coin Types predominantly or exclusively minted by: Royal Mint (109)
CountryCurrencyCoin TypeFromTo
Great Britain Pound Sterling (Great Britain) Halfpenny (Pattern) 1707 1799
Great Britain Pound Sterling (Great Britain) Farthing 1707 1799
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Half Guinea 1801 1813
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Third Guinea 1801 1813
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Crown 1801 1965
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Penny (Pre-decimal) 1806 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Halfpenny (Pre-decimal) 1806 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Farthing 1806 1956
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Guinea 1813 1813
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Halfcrown 1816 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Shilling 1816 1967
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Sixpence 1816 1967
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Maundy Fourpence (Pre-decimal) 1817 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Maundy Threepence (Pre-decimal) 1817 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Maundy Twopence (Pre-decimal) 1817 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Maundy Penny (Pre-decimal) 1817 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Sovereign (Pre-Decimal) 1817 1968
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Half Sovereign (Pre-decimal) 1817 1953
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Twopence (Circulating) 1817 1820
Ionian Islands Ionian Obol Two Oboli 1819 1819
Ionian Islands Ionian Obol Two Lepta 1819 1820
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Five Pounds (Pre-decimal) 1820 1937
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Two Pounds (Pre-decimal) 1820 1937
Ionian Islands Ionian Obol One Lepton 1821 1862
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Third Farthing 1827 1913
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Half Farthing 1828 1856
Ionian Islands Ionian Obol Thirty Lepta 1834 1862
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Threepence (Circulating) 1834 1970
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Three Halfpence 1834 1870
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Fourpence 1836 1888
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Quarter Farthing 1839 1868
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Florin 1848 1967
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Decade and Florin (Pattern) 1848 1848
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Quarter Sovereign (Pre-decimal) 1853 1853
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Twopence (Pattern) 1859 1859
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Penny (Pattern) 1859 1894
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Halfpenny (Pattern) 1859 1859
British Honduras British Honduras Dollar One Cent 1885 1973
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) Double Florin 1887 1890
British Honduras British Honduras Dollar Fifty Cents 1894 1971
British Honduras British Honduras Dollar Twenty Five Cents 1894 1973
British Honduras British Honduras Dollar Ten Cents 1894 1970
British Honduras British Honduras Dollar Five Cents 1894 1973
British West Africa British West African Pound One-tenth Penny 1907 1957
Palestine (British Mandate) Palestine Pound One Hundred Mils 1927 1942
Palestine (British Mandate) Palestine Pound Fifty Mils 1927 1942
Palestine (British Mandate) Palestine Pound Twenty Mils 1927 1944
Palestine (British Mandate) Palestine Pound Ten Mils 1927 1947
Palestine (British Mandate) Palestine Pound Five Mils 1927 1947
Palestine (British Mandate) Palestine Pound Two Mils 1927 1947
Palestine (British Mandate) Palestine Pound One Mil 1927 1947
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Half Crown 1933 1965
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Florin 1933 1965
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Shilling 1933 1965
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Sixpence 1933 1965
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Threepence 1933 1965
Fiji Fijian Pound Florin 1934 1965
Fiji Fijian Pound Shilling 1934 1965
Fiji Fijian Pound Sixpence 1934 1967
Fiji Fijian Pound Penny 1934 1968
Fiji Fijian Pound Half Penny 1934 1954
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Crown 1935 1953
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Penny 1940 1965
New Zealand New Zealand Pound Halfpenny 1940 1965
Fiji Fijian Pound Threepence 1947 1967
Nigeria Nigerian Pound Two Shillings 1959 1959
Nigeria Nigerian Pound Shilling 1959 1962
Nigeria Nigerian Pound Sixpence 1959 1959
Nigeria Nigerian Pound Threepence 1959 1959
Nigeria Nigerian Pound One Penny 1959 1959
Nigeria Nigerian Pound Halfpenny 1959 1959
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar One Hundred Fils 1965 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Fifty Fils 1965 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Twenty Five Fils 1965 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Ten Fils 1965 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Five Fils 1965 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar One Fils 1965 1966
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar Two Cents 1967 1988
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar One Cent 1967 1988
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Five Hundred Fils (Silver) 1968 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Ten Pence 1968 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Five Pence 1968 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Two Hundred and Fifty Fils 1969 1983
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Fifty Pence 1969 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Maundy Fourpence (Decimal) 1971 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Maundy Threepence (Decimal) 1971 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Maundy Twopence (Decimal) 1971 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Maundy Penny (Decimal) 1971 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Two Pence 1971 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling One Penny 1971 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Half Penny 1971 1984
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Crown (25 Pence) 1972 1990
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Sovereign (Decimal) 1972 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold) 1980 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Two Pounds (Decimal, Gold) 1980 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Half Sovereign (Decimal) 1980 present
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Twenty Pence 1982 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Two Hundred and Fifty Fils (Silver) 1983 1983
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar One Hundred Fils (Silver) 1983 present
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Fifty Fils (Silver) 1983 present
Showing 1 to 100 of 109 coin types.
Coins struck by: Royal Mint (3,901)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
Great Britain 1707 Halfpenny 1707 (Pattern) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1801 Half Guinea 1801 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1801 Third Guinea 1801 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1802 Half Guinea 1802 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1802 Third Guinea 1802 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1803 Half Guinea 1803 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1803 Third Guinea 1803 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1804 Half Guinea 1804 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1804 Third Guinea 1804 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1805 Half Guinea 1805 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1806 Half Guinea 1806 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1806 Third Guinea 1806 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1808 Half Guinea 1808 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1808 Third Guinea 1808 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1809 Half Guinea 1809 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1809 Third Guinea 1809 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1810 Half Guinea 1810 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1810 Third Guinea 1810 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1811 Half Guinea 1811 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1811 Third Guinea 1811 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1813 Guinea 1813 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1813 Half Guinea 1813 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1813 Third Guinea 1813 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1816 Halfcrown 1816 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1816 Shilling 1816 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1816 Sixpence 1816 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Fourpence 1817 (Maundy) 1,386 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Threepence 1817 (Maundy) 1,584 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Twopence 1817 (Maundy) 2,376 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Penny 1817 (Maundy) 10,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Sovereign 1817 3,235,239 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Half Sovereign 1817 2,080,197 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Halfcrown 1817 Large Head 8,092,656 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Halfcrown 1817 Small Head 8,092,656 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Shilling 1817 23,031,360 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Sixpence 1817 10,921,680 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Threepence 1817 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Twopence 1817 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1817 Penny 1817 (Silver, circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Fourpence 1818 (Maundy) 1,188 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Threepence 1818 (Maundy) 1,584 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Twopence 1818 (Maundy) 2,376 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Penny 1818 (Maundy) 9,504 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Sovereign 1818 2,347,230 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Half Sovereign 1818 1,030,286 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Crown 1818 155,232 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Halfcrown 1818 2,905,056 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Shilling 1818 1,342,440 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Sixpence 1818 4,284,720 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Threepence 1818 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Twopence 1818 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1818 Penny 1818 (Silver, circulating) unknown No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1819 Two Oboli 1819 4,139,520 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1819 One Obol 1819 8,279,040 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1819 Two Lepta 1819 9,461,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1819 Sovereign 1819 3,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1819 Crown 1819 683,496 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1819 Halfcrown 1819 4,790,016 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1819 Shilling 1819 7,595,280 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1819 Sixpence 1819 4,712,400 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1820 Two Lepta 1820 9,461,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Fourpence 1820 (Maundy) 990 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Threepence 1820 (Maundy) 1,320 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Twopence 1820 (Maundy) 1,584 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Penny 1820 (Maundy) 7,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Five Pounds 1820 (Pattern) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Two Pounds 1820 (Pattern) 60 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Sovereign 1820 931,994 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Half Sovereign 1820 35,043 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Crown 1820 448,272 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Halfcrown 1820 George III 2,396,592 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Halfcrown 1820 George IV 2,396,592 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Shilling 1820 George IV unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Shilling 1820 George III 7,975,440 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Sixpence 1820 1,488,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Threepence 1820 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Twopence 1820 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1820 Penny 1820 (Silver, circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1821 Sovereign 1821 9,405,114 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1821 Half Sovereign 1821 231,288 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1821 Crown 1821 437,976 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1821 Halfcrown 1821 1,435,104 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1821 Shilling 1821 2,463,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1821 Sixpence 1821 863,280 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1822 Fourpence 1822 (Maundy) 2,970 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1822 Threepence 1822 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1822 Twopence 1822 (Maundy) 5,940 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1822 Penny 1822 (Maundy) 12,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1822 Sovereign 1822 5,356,787 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1822 Crown 1822 124,929 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Fourpence 1823 (Maundy) 1,980 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Threepence 1823 (Maundy) 2,640 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Twopence 1823 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Penny 1823 (Maundy) 13,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Two Pounds 1823 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Sovereign 1823 616,770 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Half Sovereign 1823 224,280 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Halfcrown 1823 First Issue 2,003,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Halfcrown 1823 Second Issue 2,003,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1823 Shilling 1823 693,000 No mint mark
Showing 1 to 100 of 3,901 coins.
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Royal Mint: Details
From Year886
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLlantrisant, Wales
Web(official site)
Mint Marks used by: 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.