Posts Tagged ‘The Royal Mint’
Celebrate 100 years of the world’s most famous steam locomotive!
When I think of the world’s most famous steam locomotive, only one name springs to mind – Flying Scotsman.
And as we approach the 100th anniversary since it was introduced to the railway, we can reflect on its remarkable history with The Royal Mint’s BRAND-NEW UK 2023 Flying Scotsman £2 coin.
But first, let’s travel back an entire century to see where it all began…
Built in Doncaster 100 years ago, Flying Scotsman was the first locomotive of the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway. It went into service on 24 February 1923 and was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the LNER at the time.
In 1928, Flying Scotsman was redesigned with a revised corridor. This meant the crew could take over service without the locomotive having to stop, reducing the journey time from London to Edinburgh by eight hours!
As a result, Flying Scotsman hauled the first-ever non-stop service from London to Edinburgh on 1 May 1928.
By 1934, Flying Scotsman was the first locomotive in the UK to reach 100mph on rails. It was also the first locomotive to circumnavigate the globe in 1989 – both remarkable feats at the time!
Flying Scotsman retired in 1963 but returned to the tracks in 2022, hauling a limited number of steam excursions just prior to its 100th anniversary.
The UK 2023 Flying Scotsman £2 Coin
In celebration of 100 years since the world’s most famous steam locomotive took to the tracks, The Royal Mint have released a very special £2 commemorative coin.
Depicting a nostalgic side-on view of the locomotive during one of its many rail journeys, the coin features a thoughtfully crafted design by John Bergdahl.
What’s more, your £2 comes available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof, Silver Piedfort or Gold Proof quality!
And interestingly, it has been more than two decades since The Royal Mint last released a colour-printed UK £2 commemorative coin. So, this range marks a special moment for the £2 coin, as it includes a colour-printed Silver Proof AND Silver Proof Piedfort edition!
But with just limited numbers available, you must act now to secure yours!
Introducing the latest member of the Music Legends series… The Rolling Stones!
This year celebrates 60 years since the moment one of Britain’s most iconic bands, The Rolling Stones, first stepped onto the music scene. And what better way to honour this Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty than by appearing on the latest UK £5 coins!
For the past six decades, The Rolling Stones have achieved legendary status as they pioneered their way to the definition of hard rock. So, what’s more fitting than them being chosen as the latest addition to The Royal Mint’s Music Legends family, appearing alongside the likes of Elton John, David Bowie, Queen and The Who.
From ‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction’ to ‘Paint It Black’, there is no denying that The Rolling Stones are one of the most influential British artists to have ever graced our stages. And now, you can celebrate their contribution to the music industry with the new UK £5 coins released in both Brilliant Uncirculated and Silver Proof quality.
Read on below to find out how you can honour this iconic 60th anniversary yourself…
UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Pack
With over 200 million records sold, not only are they one of the best-selling artists of all time, but The Rolling Stones now also have a UK coin dedicated to them for the first time ever!
The BU Pack’s coin design depicts the band playing live in concert, and is struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality that ensures it’s free from any scratches or marks that you would find on circulated coins.
Importantly, your coin will arrive protectively sealed in its official Royal Mint packaging to preserve its quality for generations of music fans to come.
What’s more, the £5 coin also includes the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
And you can secure yours today for just £14.50 (+p&p)! Click here to find out more >>
UK 1oz Silver Coin
You can also celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones with the new UK Silver Proof 1oz coin!
Expertly struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver to a proof finish, the coin depicts the band playing live in concert with the addition of vivid colour to bring the design to life.
Fully approved by The Rolling Stones, this is the fifth coin released in the SELL-OUT Royal Mint Music Legends series!
However, there’s JUST 8,000 issued – and with ALL previous 1oz Silver coins in the Music Legends series having completely SOLD OUT at the Mint, we’re likely to see a quick sell-out happen again.
As an Official Distributor for The Royal Mint, we have a limited number available for Westminster customers. Secure yours today for a deposit of just £21.00 by clicking here >>
Or click here to check out the full The Rolling Stones £5 coin range for a chance of securing yours before it’s too late >>
Christmas at The Westminster Collection! The products on Santa’s Good List…
The countdown to Christmas has begun! With less than one month to go, we’ve got just the thing to brighten up your winter… an array of exquisite Christmas coins that could be yours this festive season!
Read on to learn more about the coins that have made it into The Westminster Collection’s “Good List” and how you can secure these cracking stocking fillers yourself…
1. The Silver ‘Christmas Gifts’ Rotating Coin
Coming in first with the best in snow is the Christmas Gifts Rotating 5oz Silver coin! Renowned for their incomparable sell-out history and remarkable innovative technology, The Royal Canadian Mint have certainly outdone themselves with this festive edition…
This exquisite Christmas coin is struck from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver and embellished with a gold-plated garland. What’s more, the grand 65mm diameter allows you to appreciate every detail of this stunning minting!
Using a 3D sculpture and gyroscopic technology, Santa and his elves are truly brought to life as the elves spin around the coin! Click here to see for yourself in our video! But hurry – we have less than 50 remaining! >>
2. Christmas with The Royal Mint: The Snowman™ and the Snowdog BU 50p
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the timeless classic Christmas film, The Snowman™, with his return to UK 50p coins. But to make this Christmas more special than ever, he is joined for the very first time by his four-legged friend: The Snowdog!
The adorable reverse design has been created by Robin Shaw – the assistant director of the original The Snowman™ and The Snowdog film – as it hits its 10-year anniversary.
The coin is accompanied by official Royal Mint packaging, which for this special occasion, takes the form of a stunning festive Christmas card encapsulating your Brilliant Uncirculated 50p!
With our Gold and Silver allocation fully sold-out, you must act now and secure one of our remaining few Snowman™ and Snowdog 50ps to avoid missing out on one of the most popular releases this Christmas…
Click here to secure your The Snowman™ and The Snowdog BU 50p for the official Royal Mint price of JUST £11! >>
3. The Ultimate Christmas Lenticular coin: Santa’s Sleigh
Treat yo’ELF this Christmas with the perfect stocking filler for all the family! This fun-filled lenticular coin from The Royal Canadian Mint is embellished with the rich colours of Christmas and an interactive feature only you can control…
Tilt the coin from one way to another and watch Santa’s elves hop around his sleigh!
The Royal Canadian Mint have been producing exquisite lenticular coins since 2008. But despite their changing designs, one thing stays the same… consistent sell-outs! Even with mintages as high as 100,000, lenticular coins still fly off the shelves.
But with less than 40 remaining and Christmas right round the corner, this tiny allocation won’t be around for long…
So, make someone’s Christmas with the brand-new Santa’s Sleigh Lenticular Coin and secure yours today for JUST £29.99 (+p&p) >>
4. The SOLD-OUT 2018 Christmas Nutcracker BU £5
In 2018, The Royal Mint celebrated Christmas with the Nutcracker £5 coin. Designed by acclaimed Royal Mint engraver, Harry Brockway, this coin depicts the enchanting Christmas Nutcracker scene!
Struck to superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, your coin has been carefully encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important security hologram, guaranteeing its quality and authenticity.
Given its stunning minting and festive sentiment, this coin is now SOLD-OUT at the Royal Mint! But today, we have a select few remaining just in time for Christmas at the small price of £24.99.
Click here to avoid missing out on this sell-out coin! >>
5. Harry Potter Limited Edition Christmas Card
Following the extreme success of the 2022 Harry Potter 50p’s, it is only fitting to celebrate Christmas at Hogwarts with this Harry Potter Christmas Commemorative!
Featuring the iconic Hogwarts ‘H’ symbol in vivid full-colour, this stunning product has been expertly plated in 24 Carat Gold to an immaculate Proof finish.
But, out of the 2,022-edition limit, we have just 32 remaining! So, get your wands at the ready this festive season and give someone a spellbinding Christmas…
Click here to magic yours into your collection NOW! >>
Explore the rest of the Christmas range yourself – find the perfect gift for you or your loved ones this festive season by clicking here >>