Information about mint: Royal Mint

Royal Mint (886 - )

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.

Coins struck by: Royal Mint (3,916)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
United Kingdom 1824 Fourpence 1824 (Maundy) 1,584 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Threepence 1824 (Maundy) 2,112 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Twopence 1824 (Maundy) 3,168 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Penny 1824 (Maundy) 9,504 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Two Pounds 1824 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Sovereign 1824 St George 3,767,904 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Sovereign 1824 Shield (Pattern) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Half Sovereign 1824 591,538 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Halfcrown 1824 Third Issue unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Halfcrown 1824 Second Issue 465,696 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Shilling 1824 4,158,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1824 Sixpence 1824 633,600 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Fourpence 1825 (Maundy) 2,376 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Threepence 1825 (Maundy) 3,432 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Twopence 1825 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Penny 1825 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Two Pounds 1825 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Sovereign 1825 St George 4,200,343 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Sovereign 1825 Shield 4,200,343 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Half Sovereign 1825 761,150 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Crown 1825 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Halfcrown 1825 2,258,784 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Shilling 1825 Third Reverse 2,459,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Shilling 1825 Second Reverse 2,459,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Sixpence 1825 483,120 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Penny 1825 1,075,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1825 Halfpenny 1825 215,040 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Fourpence 1826 (Maundy) 2,376 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Threepence 1826 (Maundy) 3,432 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Twopence 1826 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Penny 1826 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Five Pounds 1826 (Proof only) 150 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Two Pounds 1826 (Proof only) 450 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Sovereign 1826 5,724,196 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Half Sovereign 1826 344,830 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Crown 1826 (Proof only) 150 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Halfcrown 1826 2,189,088 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Shilling 1826 6,352,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Sixpence 1826 Third Reverse 689,040 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Sixpence 1826 Second Reverse 689,040 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Penny 1826 5,913,600 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1826 Halfpenny 1826 9,031,630 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Fourpence 1827 (Maundy) 2,772 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Threepence 1827 (Maundy) 3,168 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Twopence 1827 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Penny 1827 (Maundy) 7,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Sovereign 1827 2,266,629 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Half Sovereign 1827 492,014 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Shilling 1827 574,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Sixpence 1827 166,320 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Penny 1827 1,451,520 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1827 Halfpenny 1827 5,376,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Fourpence 1828 (Maundy) 2,772 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Threepence 1828 (Maundy) 3,168 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Twopence 1828 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Penny 1828 (Maundy) 7,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Sovereign 1828 386,182 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Half Sovereign 1828 1,244,745 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Halfcrown 1828 49,890 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1828 Sixpence 1828 15,840 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Fourpence 1829 (Maundy) 2,772 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Threepence 1829 (Maundy) 3,168 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Twopence 1829 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Penny 1829 (Maundy) 7,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Sovereign 1829 2,444,652 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Halfcrown 1829 508,464 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Shilling 1829 879,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1829 Sixpence 1829 403,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1830 Fourpence 1830 (Maundy) 2,772 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1830 Threepence 1830 (Maundy) 3,168 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1830 Twopence 1830 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1830 Penny 1830 (Maundy) 7,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1830 Sovereign 1830 George IV 2,387,881 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1830 Sovereign 1830 William IV unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Fourpence 1831 (Maundy) 3,564 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Threepence 1831 (Maundy) 3,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Twopence 1831 (Maundy) 4,752 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Penny 1831 (Maundy) 10,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Five Pounds 1831 (Pattern) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Two Pounds 1831 (Proof only) 225 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Sovereign 1831 598,697 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Half Sovereign 1831 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Crown 1831 (Proof only) 100 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Halfcrown 1831 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Shilling 1831 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Sixpence 1831 1,340,195 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Penny 1831 806,400 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1831 Halfpenny 1831 806,400 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1832 Fourpence 1832 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1832 Threepence 1832 (Maundy) 2,904 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1832 Twopence 1832 (Maundy) 3,564 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1832 Penny 1832 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1832 Sovereign 1832 3,737,065 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1833 Fourpence 1833 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1833 Threepence 1833 (Maundy) 2,904 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1833 Twopence 1833 (Maundy) 3,564 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1833 Penny 1833 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1833 Sovereign 1833 1,225,269 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1834 Thirty Lepta 1834 unknown No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1834 One Lepton 1834 unknown No mint mark
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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.