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 1841 Sixpence 1841 1,386,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Fourpence 1841 344,520 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Threepence 1841 (Circulating) 443,520 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Three Halfpence 1841 158,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Penny 1841 913,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1841 Halfpenny 1841 1,075,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Fourpence 1842 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Threepence 1842 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Twopence 1842 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Penny 1842 (Maundy) 4,125 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Sovereign 1842 4,865,375 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Half Sovereign 1842 2,223,352 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Halfcrown 1842 486,288 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Shilling 1842 2,094,840 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Sixpence 1842 601,920 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Fourpence 1842 724,680 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Threepence 1842 (Circulating) 2,027,520 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1842 Three Halfpence 1842 1,869,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Fourpence 1843 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Threepence 1843 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Twopence 1843 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Penny 1843 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Sovereign 1843 5,981,968 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Half Sovereign 1843 1,251,762 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Halfcrown 1843 454,608 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Shilling 1843 1,465,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Sixpence 1843 3,160,080 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Fourpence 1843 1,817,640 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Threepence 1843 (Circulating) 2,027,520 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Twopence 1843 (Circulating) 903,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Three Halfpence 1843 475,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Penny 1843 483,840 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1843 Halfpenny 1843 967,680 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Fourpence 1844 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Threepence 1844 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Twopence 1844 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Penny 1844 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Sovereign 1844 3,000,445 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Half Sovereign 1844 1,127,007 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Crown 1844 94,248 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Halfcrown 1844 1,999,008 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Shilling 1844 4,466,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Sixpence 1844 3,975,846 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Fourpence 1844 855,360 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Threepence 1844 (Circulating) 1,045,400 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Penny 1844 215,040 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1844 Halfpenny 1844 1,075,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Fourpence 1845 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Threepence 1845 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Twopence 1845 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Penny 1845 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Sovereign 1845 3,800,845 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Half Sovereign 1845 887,526 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Crown 1845 159,192 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Halfcrown 1845 2,231,856 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Shilling 1845 4,082,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Sixpence 1845 3,714,480 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Fourpence 1845 914,760 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Threepence 1845 (Circulating) 1,319,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Penny 1845 322,560 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1845 Halfpenny 1845 1,075,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Fourpence 1846 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Threepence 1846 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Twopence 1846 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Penny 1846 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Sovereign 1846 3,802,947 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Half Sovereign 1846 1,063,928 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Halfcrown 1846 1,907,136 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Shilling 1846 4,031,280 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Sixpence 1846 4,268,880 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Fourpence 1846 1,366,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Threepence 1846 (Circulating) 52,008 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Penny 1846 483,840 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1846 Halfpenny 1846 860,160 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Fourpence 1847 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Threepence 1847 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Twopence 1847 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Penny 1847 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Sovereign 1847 4,667,126 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Half Sovereign 1847 982,636 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Crown 1847 140,976 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Crown 1847 Gothic 8,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Sixpence 1847 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Fourpence 1847 226,200 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Penny 1847 430,080 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1847 Halfpenny 1847 752,640 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1848 Thirty Lepta 1848 unknown No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1848 One Lepton 1848 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Fourpence 1848 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Threepence 1848 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Twopence 1848 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Penny 1848 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Sovereign 1848 2,246,701 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Half Sovereign 1848 410,595 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Halfcrown 1848 367,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Florin 1848 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Shilling 1848 1,041,480 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Sixpence 1848 586,080 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Fourpence 1848 712,800 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Twopence 1848 (Circulating) 261,000 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.