Homepage / Bullion Coins: U.K. Bullion


TigerKing Safes - Flip Up Small Safe With Biometric Lock - $99.99
TIGERKING Flip Up Small Safe With Biometric Lock -



The Royal Mint &
United Kingdom Bullion Coins



royal mint map

The Royal Mint is the world's leading exporting mint.

The Royal Mint mints United Kingdom's bullion coins, numismatic proof coins, circulated coins, medals, and commemorative coins for over 60 countries.

In addition to being a major coin production facility, the Royal Mint also wholesales its bullion and numismatic coins through a number of distribution channels



The History of the Royal Mint

tower of londonTower of London

The Royal Mint has been Britain's official and chief mint for over 1,000 years, it became a single institution in 886-AD, during the reign of Alfred the Great.

The mint is Britain's oldest manufacturer.

In 1279, the Royal Mint moved to the Tower of London, for better security.

During the reign of Henry VII, in 1489, the mint produced its first Gold Sovereign. 

British Gold Sovereigns are the oldest gold bullion coins that are still in production.

isaac newton

In 1717, to help England with their fiat money troubles of the time, Sir Isaac Newton, who was Master of the Royal Mint, introduced a fixed ratio between gold and silver of 15½:1.

He moved the Pound Sterling, which was the silver standard of the time, to the gold standard by setting the bi-metallic relationship between gold coins and the silver coins, in favor of gold.

This created the first recorded Gold Standard.

From 1279 to 1811, the Royal Mint was located in the Tower of London.

The building was rebuilt in the 1880s to accommodate new machinery which increased the Mint's capacity.

During WWII, the Germans bombed the Royal Mint several different times and at one point was put out of commission for three weeks.

In the late 1960's, the Tower Hill site had reached full capacity and had become too small of a location for the mint's needs. 

The Royal Mint needed a larger facility to strike hundreds of millions of decimal coins, while at the same time servicing its overseas customers.

In 1967, it was announced that the mint would change locations, away from the Tower of London and move to Llantrisant, in South Wales, the new location occupies 38 acres.

The first building, at the Royal Mint's new location was opened by her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in December of 1968.

Production gradually shifted to the new site over the next seven years, until the last coin, a Gold Sovereign, was struck at the Tower of London, in November of 1975.

Since 2009, the Royal Mint operates as the Royal Mint Ltd, as a private company it has an exclusive contract with HM Treasury to supply all coinage for the UK.

Source: The Royal Mint



royal mint

The Royal Mint (UK)  4.8 star Customer Reviews

The Royal Mint - Delivery Charges



Bullion Coin Values

The "Face Value" of a bullion coin, does not represent the "Real Value" of the precious metals contained within the bullion coin. 

U.K. Bullion Coins are generally bought and sold based on the current market spot price of gold or silver, plus a small premium to cover minting, handling, distribution, and marketing costs.

The Royal Mint's Bullion Coins often carry a higher premium than that of other bullion coins due to their low mintage and proof-like finish. 

One little-known fact that some UK residents are unaware of is that bullion coins from The Royal Mint are Tax-exempt from Capital Gains due to the coins' status as legal British currency, giving UK residents who purchase these coins added profit when they decide to sell.



U.K. Bullion
Gold Sovereigns


1957 - Present



2024 Full Gold Sovereign - King Charles - REV



Five, Double, Full, Half & Quarter Gold Sovereigns





Gold, Platinum, and Silver
Britannia Bullion Coins


1987 - Present




Britannia Gold Bullion Coin





Britannia Silver Bullion Coin






Britannia Platinum Bullion Coin

gold britannia
1oz. Silver Britannia - Rev
platinum britannia




Gold, Silver, and Platinum
Queen's Beasts Bullion Coins


2016 - 2021 Gold & Silver

2017 - 2022 Platinum






Queen's Beasts Gold Bullion Coins





Queen's Beasts Silver Bullion Coins






Queen's Beasts Platinum Bullion Coin

Queen's Beasts Gold
Queen's Beasts Silver
Queen's Beasts Platinum







Other Pages you may like...









Home Page

FBIG - Home Page Screenshot

with Bullion Market News



cancer research






Small Affiliate Logo - SD Bullion



royal mint

The Royal Mint (UK)  4.8 star Customer Reviews

The Royal Mint - Delivery Charges



The Royal Mint and United Kingdom Bullion Coins




For the Best Bullion Market News...



Visit  the  Homepage
















Free-Bullion-Investment-Guide "Search"
search engine by freefind advanced


Search - Magnify Glass






Free Bullion Investment Guide



Affiliate Disclosure

Home Security Superstore - Non-Lethal Guns & Accessories

Buy

Non-Lethal Guns & Accessories

at

Home Security Superstore - Non-Lethal Guns & Accessories


search

   Search the Guide

search engine by freefind advanced

recent guide updates

Daily

Bullion News on the Homepage



Updated

Financial Links

for the

Bullion Investor

Links



Updated

Numismatic & Bullion Auctions page

Numismatic and Bullion Auctions



3/21/2024

Silver is Going Higher

silver is going higher



Updated

U.S. Bullion Coin

Mintage Figures

Seal of the United States Mint - US Mint



Newsletter

March 2024

Volume 44




03/07/2024

Blog Post

Gold is Going Higher

gold is going higher



Updated

Gold Sovereigns

2024 Full Gold Sovereign - King Charles
2024 Full Gold Sovereign - King Charles - reverse side



Update

The Royal Canadian Mint &

Canadian Bullion

Royal Canadian Mint - east side view from Sussex Drive



Update

Home Safe Buying Guide

Home Safe Buying Guide



New Page

Vault Storage Brokerages

Vault Storage Brokerages



2023

Silver Libertad

Mintage Figures

silver libertad



2023

Gold Libertad

Mintage Figures




Archangel Raphael
~
The Angel of Healing

ArchAngel Raphael - 05





Cancer Awareness Information & Resources

Cancer Awareness - April Esophageal Cancer - Nano
Cancer Awareness - April Testicular Cancer
Cancer Awareness - April Head and Neck Cancer



Help Us Expand our Audience by forwarding our link

www.free-bullion-investment-guide.com.

Thank You!