The Royal Mint Commems - APMEX offers a superb selection of Gold, Silver and Platinum commemorative coins from Great Britain. Great Britain has historically provided some of the most beautifully engraved and designed Gold, Silver and Platinum. Their new and classic designs continue to stand the test of time. Collectors all over the world cherish these beautiful commems from The Royal Mint.
History of Minting Coins in England
One of the oldest institutions in the world, the Royal Mint began producing coins for England, and eventually Great Britain, more than 1,100 years ago. The mint also produces and exports coins for other countries, as well as military medals, and other products for the British government. The Royal Mint has been witness to the legendary kings and queens, political upheavals, social and governmental progress, and scientific and technological breakthroughs.
The London Mint Moves to The Tower of London
The minting of coins began in England around the end of the second century B.C. Around A.D. 650, coins were made by craftsmen called “moneyers” in London. In 886, during the reign of Alfred the Great, the London Mint was designated to be a single institution, though there were many other mints in operation around this time. In 1279 the London Mint was moved to the Tower of London where it remained for the next 500 years. Famed physicist Sir Isaac Newton was the Warden of the Mint in 1696 and as such was responsible for investigating cases of counterfeiting. Three years later he was made Master of the Mint, until his death in 1727, and was responsible for moving England from the Silver standard to the Gold standard in 1717.
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