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 (3,906)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
United Kingdom 1834 Fourpence 1834 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Threepence 1834 (Maundy) 2,904 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Twopence 1834 (Maundy) 3,564 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Penny 1834 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Half Sovereign 1834 133,899 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Crown 1834 (Pattern) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Halfcrown 1834 993,168 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Shilling 1834 3,223,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Sixpence 1834 5,892,480 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Threepence 1834 (Circulating) 401,016 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Three Halfpence 1834 800,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Penny 1834 322,560 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1834 Halfpenny 1834 537,600 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1835 One Lepton 1835 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Fourpence 1835 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Threepence 1835 (Maundy) 2,904 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Twopence 1835 (Maundy) 3,564 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Penny 1835 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Sovereign 1835 723,441 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Half Sovereign 1835 772,554 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Halfcrown 1835 281,952 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Shilling 1835 1,449,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Sixpence 1835 1,555,320 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Threepence 1835 (Circulating) 491,040 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1835 Three Halfpence 1835 634,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Fourpence 1836 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Threepence 1836 (Maundy) 2,904 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Twopence 1836 (Maundy) 3,564 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Penny 1836 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Sovereign 1836 1,714,349 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Half Sovereign 1836 146,865 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Halfcrown 1836 1,588,752 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Shilling 1836 3,568,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Sixpence 1836 1,987,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Fourpence 1836 4,253,040 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Threepence 1836 (Circulating) 411,840 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1836 Three Halfpence 1836 158,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Fourpence 1837 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Threepence 1837 (Maundy) 2,904 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Twopence 1837 (Maundy) 3,564 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Penny 1837 (Maundy) 8,712 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Sovereign 1837 William IV 1,172,984 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Sovereign 1837 Victoria unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Half Sovereign 1837 160,207 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Halfcrown 1837 150,526 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Shilling 1837 479,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Sixpence 1837 506,880 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Fourpence 1837 (William IV) 962,280 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Fourpence 1837 (Victoria, Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Threepence 1837 (Circulating) 42,768 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Three Halfpence 1837 31,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Penny 1837 174,720 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1837 Halfpenny 1837 349,440 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Fourpence 1838 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Threepence 1838 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Twopence 1838 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Penny 1838 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Sovereign 1838 2,718,694 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Half Sovereign 1838 273,341 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Shilling 1838 1,956,240 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Sixpence 1838 1,607,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Fourpence 1838 2,150,280 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Threepence 1838 (Circulating) 1,203,840 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Twopence 1838 (Circulating) 1,045,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Three Halfpence 1838 539,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1838 Halfpenny 1838 456,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Fourpence 1839 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Threepence 1839 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Twopence 1839 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Penny 1839 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Five Pounds 1839 (Proof only) 400 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Sovereign 1839 503,695 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Half Sovereign 1839 (Proof only) 1,230 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Crown 1839 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Halfcrown 1839 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Shilling 1839 5,666,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Sixpence 1839 3,310,560 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Fourpence 1839 1,461,240 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Threepence 1839 (Circulating) 570,240 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Three Halfpence 1839 760,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Penny 1839 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1839 Halfpenny 1839 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Fourpence 1840 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Threepence 1840 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Twopence 1840 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Penny 1840 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Halfcrown 1840 386,496 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Shilling 1840 1,639,440 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Sixpence 1840 2,098,800 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Fourpence 1840 1,496,880 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Threepence 1840 (Circulating) 633,600 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1840 Three Halfpence 1840 95,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Fourpence 1841 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Threepence 1841 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Twopence 1841 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Penny 1841 (Maundy) 2,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Sovereign 1841 124,054 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Half Sovereign 1841 508,835 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Halfcrown 1841 42,768 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Shilling 1841 875,160 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.