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 1848 Decade 1848 Pattern unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Florin 1848 Pattern unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Penny 1848 161,280 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1848 Halfpenny 1848 322,560 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1849 Thirty Lepta 1849 unknown No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1849 One Lepton 1849 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Fourpence 1849 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Threepence 1849 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Twopence 1849 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Penny 1849 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Sovereign 1849 1,755,399 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Half Sovereign 1849 845,112 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Halfcrown 1849 261,360 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Florin 1849 Godless 413,320 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Shilling 1849 645,480 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Fourpence 1849 380,160 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Threepence 1849 (Circulating) 131,208 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1849 Penny 1849 268,800 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Fourpence 1850 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Threepence 1850 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Twopence 1850 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Penny 1850 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Sovereign 1850 1,402,039 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Half Sovereign 1850 179,595 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Halfcrown 1850 483,120 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Shilling 1850 685,080 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Sixpence 1850 489,960 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1850 Threepence 1850 (Circulating) 954,889 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1851 Thirty Lepta 1851 unknown No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1851 One Lepton 1851 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Fourpence 1851 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Threepence 1851 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Twopence 1851 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Penny 1851 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Sovereign 1851 4,013,624 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Half Sovereign 1851 773,573 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Florin 1851 1,540 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Shilling 1851 470,071 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Sixpence 1851 2,288,107 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Fourpence 1851 31,300 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Threepence 1851 (Circulating) 483,553 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Penny 1851 532,224 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1851 Halfpenny 1851 215,040 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1852 Thirty Lepta 1852 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Fourpence 1852 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Threepence 1852 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Twopence 1852 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Penny 1852 (Maundy) 4,488 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Sovereign 1852 8,053,435 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Half Sovereign 1852 1,377,671 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Florin 1852 1,014,552 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Shilling 1852 1,306,574 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Sixpence 1852 904,587 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Fourpence 1852 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Threepence 1852 (Circulating) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1852 Halfpenny 1852 637,056 No mint mark
Ionian Islands 1853 One Lepton 1853 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Fourpence 1853 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Threepence 1853 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Twopence 1853 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Penny 1853 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Sovereign 1853 10,597,993 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Half Sovereign 1853 2,708,796 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Crown 1853 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Halfcrown 1853 (Proof only) unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Florin 1853 3,919,950 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Shilling 1853 4,256,188 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Sixpence 1853 3,837,930 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Fourpence 1853 11,880 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Threepence 1853 (Circulating) 36,168 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Quarter Sovereign 1853 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Five Shillings 1853 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Penny 1853 1,021,440 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1853 Halfpenny 1853 1,559,040 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Fourpence 1854 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Threepence 1854 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Twopence 1854 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Penny 1854 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Sovereign 1854 3,589,611 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Half Sovereign 1854 1,125,144 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Florin 1854 550,413 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Shilling 1854 522,414 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Sixpence 1854 840,116 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Fourpence 1854 1,096,613 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Threepence 1854 (Circulating) 1,471,734 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Penny 1854 6,720,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1854 Halfpenny 1854 12,354,048 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Fourpence 1855 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Threepence 1855 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Twopence 1855 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Penny 1855 (Maundy) 4,158 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Sovereign 1855 8,448,482 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Half Sovereign 1855 2,391,362 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Florin 1855 831,017 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Shilling 1855 1,368,499 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Sixpence 1855 1,129,084 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Fourpence 1855 646,041 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Threepence 1855 (Circulating) 387,838 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Penny 1855 5,273,856 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1855 Halfpenny 1855 1,455,837 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.