THE LONDON MINT OFFICE ANNOUNCES A NEW REMASTERED VERSION OF PISTRUCCI’S ORIGINAL COIN DESIGN FIRST SEEN ON THE MODERN SOVEREIGN 200 YEARS AGO DESIGNED BY ANGELA PISTRUCCI - DESCENDANT OF THE ORIGINAL ARTIST

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2017 09:00 GMT

​To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the world’s most famous gold coin design, Saint George and the Dragon, which has appeared on many modern sovereigns, The London Mint Office Ltd has launched a classical masterpiece, reborn and redesigned by a family member of the original designer of the modern sovereign.

Battle of Waterloo Commemorative Medals Raise £200,000 Pounds for Waterloo 200 Charity

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2016 11:20 GMT

The London Mint Office is proud to present Waterloo 200 with a donation cheque for £200,272.73.

FALKLANDS WAR VETERAN SIMON WESTON CBE JOINS FORCES WITH THE LONDON MINT OFFICE AS MILITARY AMBASSADOR

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 15:28 BST

Simon Weston known for his efforts during the Falklands Conflict partners with The London Mint Office, one of the U.K’s leading distributors in commemorative coins and medals as the new Military Ambassador.

St George: The English Hero and Numismatic Icon

Blog posts   •   Apr 23, 2018 09:00 BST

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen

Blog posts   •   Apr 21, 2018 09:00 BST

GUIDE TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE- The London Mint Office

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 10:33 GMT

Key findings taken from ‘The Changing Face of Weddings in the United Kingdom’, a study carried out by The London Mint Office in 2017

WHAT’S ALTERED AT THE ALTAR SINCE THE QUEEN WED PRINCE PHILIP SEVEN DECADES AGO?

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 10:11 GMT

• ONLY A THIRD OF BRITONS BELIEVE MONOGAMY IS THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE • WEDDING TRADITIONS ARE CHANGING, WITH FAMILY ROLES LOSING RELEVANCE AND ONE IN TEN MEN TAKING THEIR WIFE’S SURNAME • ONLY 30% OF MEN NOW ASK FOR PERMISSION FOR THEIR BRIDE’S HAND IN MARRIAGE

COMIC CON AUDIENCE WILL MARVEL AT NEW LONDON MINT OFFICE COMICOINS

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 10:11 BST

This weekend’s MCM London Comic Con at the ExCel October 27-29 will feature an absolute must for fans with a limited number of free, official MARVELlous ComiCoins struck by The London Mint Office, the company famous for selling commemorative coins celebrating global historic events and milestones.

COIN GIFTED TO NATION TO MARK CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF YPRES

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2017 09:53 BST

The London Mint Office is offering a free coin to mark the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, also known as Passchendaele, which began on 31 July 1917 and ultimately became one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

Pocket Change: Could you be sitting on a small fortune?

Blog posts   •   May 05, 2017 09:00 BST


It is time to check your piggy banks, empty your change jars and look in your wallets

Over the past few weeks we have shared stories of amazing discoveries with you, everything from finding rare coins in toy boxes to digging up hordes of roman treasure in a field. But you also may be carrying something rare without even knowing it. Here are 5 coins that may be in your pocket right now that could brighten your day:

1. The Kew Gardens 50 pence piece.  Struck in 2012, the Kew Gardens 50p is one of the lowest minted of its kind in history.  Totaling a minuscule 200,000 (compared to the average 2 million!) the Kew Gardens 50p was only discovered to be rare in 2015, when collectors cottoned on to its remarkably low mintage. Now high grade examples of this piece can reach highs of up to £50 per coin – 100 times their face value.

2. The ‘undated’ 20 pence piece.  In 2009, 200,000 ‘undated’ 20 pence pieces accidentally entered circulation due to an error.  The date had changed sides of the coin, and coins were accidentally produced using two dies of which neither bore a date.  These coins are famous and popular and can command prices upwards of £100 in good condition.

3.  The ‘silver’ two pence piece is not silver at all.  In actual fact, a small number of two pence pieces were struck in the copper-nickel alloy of the 50p, 20p, 10p and 5p.  This happened by mistake at the Royal Mint.  Only a handful is known.  One sold at auction in 2016 for over £1350.        

                         

4. The early decimal coins (half penny, penny and two pence) of Great Britain featured the word ‘New’ before their denomination – e.g. Two New Pence. All 2p pieces struck before 1982 feature this title.  However, in 1983, a few were minted with the title ‘New Pence’ rather than ‘Two Pence’.  It is not certain how many of these were struck, but they are known to reach highs of over £500 at auction.


5. The 2009 Olympic 50 pence has recently entered the news with reports of this coin being more rare than the Kew Gardens 50 pence coin. The design of this coin  was by Florence Jackson the 9 year old winner of the Blue Peter Competition. Do you have this coin in your collection?


6. The Upside down Queen on the Britannia £2 coin. It has been confirmed that a small handful of these are in circulation, caused by an issue during the striking of the coin. The Britannia is already considered a rare coin as only 650,000 were originally put into circulation with some going for £300+ on various auction sites. Although no offers have been made public, for anyone who possess's the upside down queen it will no doubt bring great interest along with a bigger price tag.- Watch this space!

7. The Jane Austen £5 note. In late 2016, artist and micro-engraver Graham Short engraved a miniature portrait of Jane Austen onto the transparent section of the new Churchill £5 note. It was to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of her death in 2017. Four of these notes have been entered into circulation. It is claimed that each is worth upwards of £50,000. Two have been discovered to date, one of which was given in a Christmas card.

To see if you have a £50,000 fiver - Check the transparent section of the note, with the £ sign!

So what are you waiting for? Go take a look! 


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The London Mint Office was established in 2006 and since that time has become the UK market leader in the provision of collector coins and medals.

Situated in the heart of London’s business centre and managed by Greg Prosser, The London Mint Office aims to provide its customers with a comprehensive range of products, ranging from world-renowned Sovereigns to the innovative Changing Faces collection of circulation coinage, and an unparalleled level of collector service.

The London Mint Office is a member of the DMA (Direct Marketing Association) in the UK and is an official distributor for many national mints, including the Royal Mint.

The London Mint Office has helped to support a number of UK charities through the sale of numismatic products including Help for Heroes, The Diana Award and The Imperial War Museum and was also an official licensee for The London 2012 Olympic Games.

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