Royal Mint: List of Coin Types Minted (Page 2 of 2)

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.

Coin Types predominantly or exclusively minted by: Royal Mint (156)
CountryCurrencyCoin TypeFromTo
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Sovereign (Decimal) 1974
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar One Hundred Dinars 1978
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Fifty Dinars 1978
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Five Sovereigns (Decimal) 1980
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Double Sovereign (Decimal) 1980
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Half Sovereign (Decimal) 1980
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Twenty Pence 1982
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Two Hundred and Fifty Fils (Silver) 1983 1983
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar One Hundred Fils (Silver) 1983
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Fifty Fils (Silver) 1983
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Twenty Five Fils (Silver) 1983
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Ten Fils (Silver) 1983
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Five Fils (Silver) 1983 2010
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar One Fils (Silver) 1983 1983
United Kingdom Pound Sterling One Pound 1983
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Five Dinars 1986
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) 1987
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Crown (Five Pounds) 1990
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Ounce (1 oz) 1997
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz) 1997
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Two Pounds 1997
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) 1997
Bahrain Bahraini Dinar Five Hundred Fils 2000
United Kingdom Pound Sterling One Pound (Pattern) 2003
Australia Australian Dollar One Cent (NCLT) 2006
United Kingdom Pound Sterling One Pound (NCLT) 2008 2016
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Quarter Sovereign 2009
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Fifty Pence (Non-Circulating Legal Tender) 2009
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Kilo (1 kg) 2012
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) 2012
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Kilo (1 kg) 2012
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) 2012
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz) 2013
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) 2013
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Twenty Pounds 2013
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz) 2013
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz) 2014
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz) 2014
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Ounce (1 oz) 2015
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) 2015
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) 2015
United Kingdom Pound Sterling One Hundred Pounds 2015
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Platinum Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) 2016
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Two Ounces (2 oz) 2016
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Fifty Pounds 2016
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Sixpence (Decimal) 2016
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Platinum Ounce (1 oz) 2017
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Thirty Ounces (30 oz) 2017
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Twenty Ounces (20 oz) 2017
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz) 2017
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Two Pounds (NCLT) 2017
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Two Ounces (2 oz) 2018
United Kingdom Pound Sterling One Penny (NCLT) 2018
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Five Kilos (5 kg) 2019
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Two Kilos (2 kg) 2019
United Kingdom Pound Sterling Gold Seven Kilos (7 kg) 2020
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LocationLlantrisant, Wales
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Mint Marks used by: Royal Mint
Letter B

Between 1968 and 1970, the Royal Mint struck coins for Switzerland to supplement the capacity of Swissmint in a period when much of Swiss currency was being changed from silver to copper-nickel. Consistent with Royal Mint tradition, these coins had no mint mark. However, according to some sources there was an exception in 1969 when some 1 Franc coins were struck by the Royal Mint but carrying Swissmint's mark B. For additional information and detailed discussion, see (in German):

[Article] Ruedi Kunzmann: "Die Silbermünzenkrise der Schweiz von 1968 und die Tätigkeit der Royal Mint, London". In: Schweizer Münzblätter. Vol. 50, Nº 200, 2000, ISSN 0016-5565, p. 68-72. [PDF]

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.