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.... Neither David Cameron nor Theresa May would countenance the British government creating a new power station, but they will pay way over the odds for foreign governments to do so. Want more examples? Think about the giant outsourcing industry, where a multinational such as G4S can fail to lay on enough guards for the 2012 London Olympics and charge taxpayers for phantom electronic tags on dead criminals – and still be put in charge of securing the Royal Mint. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Neither David Cameron nor Theresa May would countenance the British government creating a new power station, but they will pay way over the odds for foreign governments to do so. Want more examples? Think about the giant outsourcing industry, where a multinational such as G4S can fail to lay on enough guards for the 2012 London Olympics and charge taxpayers for phantom electronic tags on dead criminals – and still be put in charge of securing the Royal Mint. ...
Can’t pay or display as parking meters don’t take new £1 coin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... “Our local parking meters (London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) still can’t accept the new coins. They want you to use the old ones, which we all used up as advised by the Royal Mint. ...
Revealed: Rarest coins of 2016 – see if YOUR change is worth a fortune image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:56:00 PM
....7 million. The overall smallest run released last year by the Royal Mint is the Britannia two pound, with 2. ...
Royal Mint admits faulty £1 coins are in circulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:04:54 PM
. Some new £1 coins - introduced into circulation last month as the "most secure coin in the world" - may be defective, the Royal Mint has admitted. ...
Will the new 12-sided £1 ever be  worth a mint? Here’s how to coin it in image
....Brits were this week scrabbling to get their mitts on the new 12-sided £1 coin, which officially went into circulation on Tuesday. And with the Royal Mint doing a roaring trade in commemorative versions (a platinum one costing £1,325 is already sold out), and rare “trial” versions going for big money on eBay, perhaps the high-profile launch could trigger a new wave of interest in coin collecting. ...
The new 12-sided £1 coin launches – but you may not be able to use it image
.... The Post Office was allowing just five coins per customer. They were of only limited used for the workers who have been producing the coins at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, south Wales, because the vending machines at their local pub could not take the new coins and they were no use for the shopping trolleys at the nearby Aldi either. ...
New £1 coin's 'hidden' security feature image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:40:11 PM
....It is thought to involve material inside the coin itself which can be detected when electronically scanned by coin-counting or payment machines. But officials at the Royal Mint have not released any further details. ...
Royal Mint ready to launch new £1 coins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:09:52 PM
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New 12-sided £1 coin hits shops tomorrow edging out old round pound after 30 years image
.... . The new coins have been made at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, at a rate of three million per day. ...
New pound coin: £1 would be worth more than THREE times as much as original counterpart image
....The two £1 coins will co-exist for a period of around six months, until the round pound ceases to be legal tender on October 15. The new coins have been made at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, at a rate of three million per day. ...
Five-minute guide to new 12-sided pound coin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . The Royal Mint is striking 1. ...
New £1 coin: Tesco to unlock every trolley as it misses deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 01:37:58 PM
....Drivers should keep a mix of the old and new £1 coins in their cars while the changeover takes place, Smith said. The rollout of the new coins begins on 28 March, with the Royal Mint already distributing the first of the £1. ...
New pound coin: 12-sided piece enters circulation NEXT week - here's what you need to know image
....It can be used alongside the old pound coin until the round pound ceases to be legal tender on October 15. The new coins have been made at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, at a rate of three million per day. ...
Bye round pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:04:47 PM
....About 45 million £1 coins, or 3% of those in circulation, are apparently counterfeit. Royal Mint, which produces the coins in its Llantrisant factory in Wales, says the new £1 features a secret "patented high security feature" to prevent copycats. ...
New pound coin enters circulation THIS month: How to get the 12-sided edition first image
....Britain's only all gold-coloured coin will start to be phased out from service when its replacement is released on March 28. Special versions of the new 12-sided coin coin have now gone on sale for as much as £1,325 from the Royal Mint - with some editions already sold out. ...
All change: how the Royal Mint is making the new 12-sided £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:41:18 PM
.... Each is loaded with 85,000 gleaming new 12-sided pound coins which go into circulation in the UK on 28 March and are systematically being transferred to a network of top secret “cash centres” across to the UK to await final delivery to banks and other issuers. Here at the Royal Mint, near Llantrisant to the west of Cardiff, production has been ramped up to full capacity. ...
Will a twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 09:26:03 AM
.... . The Royal Mint is already striking them - it has stockpiled 500 million of them - and has been showing them off to the BBC's Simon Gompertz. ...
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Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... Then in September it’s the turn of the tenner (see below). The new £1, which resembles the old threepenny bit, will be “the most secure coin in the world”, claims the Royal Mint. ...
Most valuable pound coins: Rare designs worth £50 and could rise higher image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:10:00 PM
.... The design of the new pound coin features four emblems to represent each of the nations of the United Kingdom – the English rose, the leek for Wales, the Scottish thistle, and the shamrock for Northern Ireland – emerging from a single stem within a crown. Chief executive of The Royal Mint, Adam Lawrence, previously said: “The end of the round £1 is a significant chapter in The Royal Mint’s 1,000-year history, and I’m sure that many in Britain who have grown up with the familiar round coin will experience a certain amount of nostalgia when the last one comes off the presses. ...
New quid on the block: round pound to be replaced by 12-sided coin in March image
.... The British Parking Association says each meter change will cost £90-£130 for the simplest software upgrade and considerably more if they are to issue change. The Royal Mint has put the cost of changing all the UK’s machines at £15m-£20m, although many experts believe this is optimistic. ...
New 12-sided £1 coin to enter circulation on 28 March image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of December 2016 12:01:03 AM
....The British Parking Association believes changes to parking meters will cost £90-£130 a machine for the simplest software upgrade, and considerably more if the meter must provide change. The Royal Mint has put the cost of changing “all the machines in the country” at £15-£20m, although many industry experts believe that is an optimistic estimate. ...
How much will the new £1 coin cost the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 04:45:43 PM
.... In total, the BPA has said that it could cost up to £50m to adapt just Britain’s parking meters. More optimistically, the Royal Mint put the cost of changing “all the machines in the country” at £15-£20m. ...
New pound coin: Firms told to prepare for redesign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 10:01:05 AM
....After that the existing round pound coin will be phased out. The website, hosted by the Royal Mint, suggests that businesses should check before March whether any of their cash handling equipment needs updating, and make sure machines that take payment in coins can handle both the old and the new versions. ...
Five-minute guide to… Investing in gold  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Another downside is that it does not pay any income or dividends, unlike cash, bonds, shares or a buy-to-let rental property. You have to allow for dealing costs on gold bars and coins, which you can buy from the Royal Mint or specialist traders such as Chard, Sharps Pixley or The Pure Gold Company. ...
Britain’s biggest cash revolution in decades, all yours for a fiver image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 02:14:59 PM
....Back in 2014 the government announced in the budget its intention to introduce a “highly secure” £1 coin after admitting the existing ones were relatively easy to fake, with as many as 3% in circulation counterfeit. The Royal Mint says that while the outgoing design has been “wonderfully robust” – many dating back to 1983 are still in use – there are around 45m fakes in circulation with 2m spotted and taken out of circulation every year. ...
Investing in favourite hobbies for profit return on the rise image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:21:00 AM
.... . The Royal Mint sells the Sovereign 2016 Gold Bullion Coin for £268. ...
Japan may use e-waste for 2020 medals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 09:50:38 AM
....The 2016 Rio Olympics had the largest medals of any games, weighing in at 500g each and 1cm thick in the middle. The Brazilian Mint produced 5,130 medals in total, up from the 4,700 made by London's Royal Mint for the 2012 Games. ...
Find out about the high return alternatives to cash savings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 12:01:00 AM
....com quickly and cheaply without actually taking delivery of the gold itself (which saves on storage costs and security worries). Alternatively, you can buy gold bars, coins and sovereigns either direct from the Royal Mint or via specialist traders such as Chard, Sharps Pixley or The Pure Gold Company. ...

Coins commemorating Team GB released to celebrate Olympic success
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 04:52:04 PM
....Five million 50p coins supporting Team GB Olympic athletes have been released to celebrate Britain's Olympic success. The Royal Mint has released the coins to banks across the country. ...
Royal Mint sees surge in demand for gold bars and coins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 11:19:18 AM
....It seems the quest for gold is not currently limited to the venues of Rio de Janeiro. The Royal Mint has said that it saw a "surge" in demand for the precious metal following the Bank of England's cut in base rates to 0. ...
Gold investment at highest ever level – 16% above previous record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 04:00:27 AM
....Investors have been snapping up gold bars and coins in several markets, notably the US where demand soared 101% between April and June, as gold eagle coins proved popular. The Royal Mint posted a sharp rise in profits, which it attributed partly to last year’s launch of Signature Gold, an online site allowing investors to buy or sell part of the 400oz gold bars held in its vaults. ...
Gold can be a big deal for small investors, but nothing is certain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 06:00:25 AM
.... Instead, it fell steadily to just above the $1,000 mark, before this year’s sparkling recovery. Demand surged in the run-up to the EU referendum, with the Royal Mint’s online trading platform reporting a 32% increase in people snapping up coins and bars in June, even before the result was announced. ...
Where to put £1,000 in a world of negative interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 01:06:29 PM
.... An ounce of gold jumped by $61 as the result emerged, hitting $1,324. The Royal Mint lets you buy gold in units of £20 upwards, and will store it for you, too. ...
Royal Mint sees big rise in profits to £13.1m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 07:00:03 AM
. The Royal Mint has announced a big rise in profits to £13. ...

Royal Mint releases £20 dragon coin to 'portray the Welsh spirit'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of July 2016 08:29:03 AM
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Gold jumps 22% after referendum result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 06:04:26 AM
....”. The Royal Mint said demand for gold bars and coins had soared after the result became clear. ...
Should you buy GOLD for your pension? Royal Mint launches bullion for saving schemes  image
....Investors are able to choose from 100g and 1kg gold bars, or for as little as £20 can purchase and own a fractional amount of a 400oz gold bar through the Mint's Signature Gold service. The precious metal is then stored in the Royal Mint's highly-secure on-site bullion vault storage facility. ...
A last hurrah for banknotes as UK switches to mobile and card payment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of June 2016 03:00:13 PM
....Many governments still don’t print their own money or mint their own coins, instead paying other countries and private companies – such as Basingstoke-based De La Rue – to do it for them. Britain’s Royal Mint produces coins on behalf of dozens of other countries’ governments. ...
Austerity is far more than just cuts. It’s about privatising everything we own | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....At Whitehall, ministers plan to sell a big chunk of Channel 4, and the public stake in the national air traffic control. And that’s just the start, because here’s something else you probably won’t have read about: Osborne has bundled up all of our public holdings – in every company from the collapsed banks to the Royal Mint – and put them under the control of a government organisation called UK Government Investments. ...
Royal Mint starts new £1 coin production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 07:16:33 AM
....3cm in diameter and has rounded corners and milled edges. Osborne said: “I am delighted that the Royal Mint are producing the most secure circulating coin anywhere in the world. ...
Royal Mint starts new £1 coin production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 07:16:33 AM
....3cm in diameter and has rounded corners and milled edges. Osborne said: “I am delighted that the Royal Mint are producing the most secure circulating coin anywhere in the world. ...
New coins to feature ‘The Queen’s Beasts’ - including £100 gold piece of coinage image
....Head of bullion sales, Nick Bowkett said: “The introduction of The Queen’s Beasts series brings an exciting new series of bullion coins to investors around the globe. "The Royal Mint’s core bullion range also includes Britannia bullion coins, and the Royal Mint Refinery range of gold and silver bars. ...
I am looking for a safe haven – should I buy silver instead of gold?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 08:01:35 AM
.... Bullion coins and bars . Bullion coins made for investment purposes can be purchased through the Royal Mint (royalmintbullion. ...
How to prepare your investments for a market crash image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 07:11:56 PM
.... For those wanting to own physical gold coins or bars, there are established dealers such as ATS Bullion, BullionByPost and Chard. The Royal Mint has also extended its offering of gold and silver bullion to investors. ...
Stock market crash: how three first-time investors are coping image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:31:56 AM
.... . In order to diversify, Mr Homer decided to have a small holding in physical gold, through a service operated by the Royal Mint, as well as putting some money into a crowdfunding venture. ...
London gets first one-stop shop for buying and storing gold bullion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 12:01:02 AM
....The showroom, which opens on Thursday, will have some gold bars on display in public areas, but customers who want to view the really big bricks will be invited into a private consultation room. Related: Royal Mint to sell 1kg gold bars. ...
Royal Mint squatters leave building after court ruling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 03:50:38 PM
. A group of protesters who occupied the former Royal Mint building have left the premises peacefully after being ordered by the high court to be out by 3pm on New Year’s Eve. ...
New 60p coin to mark Queen's Diamond Jubilee among scores rejected by the Royal Mint image
. A new six-sided 60p coin designed to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee was on the verge of being created before being rejected by the Royal Mint, it has emerged. ...
Royal Mint mooted 60p jubilee coin image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 11:13:39 AM
....A six-sided 60p coin was nearly made to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, newly released documents show. The Royal Mint designed the coin and carried out research which found support for the concept. ...
Royal Mint rolls out last of round pound coins – video image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 07:21:19 PM
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Say goodbye to the round pound as final batch minted image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 04:38:00 PM
....2 billion of the round coins now in circulation after the very first one was struck by Prince Charles on The Queen’s birthday 21 April 1983 to replace the £1 note. The Royal Mint said that the tenure has been a success with 1983-dated coins found in your change evidence of its durability - the note had a lifespan of just nine months. ...
Royal Mint presses last batch of round £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 11:50:36 AM
....There have been 24 different circulating reverse designs on the £1 coin since its introduction. Royal Mint coin press setter John Jones, who was working in the circulating coin production team at the time of the launch, said: “We were really proud when we got the £1 business – it was a feather in our caps to be striking it. ...
Last striking of the round pound image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 07:50:44 PM
. The final batch of round £1 coins has come off the production line at the Royal Mint in Rhondda Cynon Taff, south Wales. ...
VIDEO: Last round pound coin minted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 06:31:12 PM
. The Royal Mint is producing the final round pound coin on Wednesday. ...
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'What's the best way to sell war medals?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 11:32:53 AM
.... • Whisky bonds offer eight-year money back guarantee . • Royal Mint’s £50 coin – worth less than £10 . ...
Royal Mint’s £50 coin – worth less than £10  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 03:08:44 PM
. A new £50 coin has been made available by Royal Mint to celebrate the Queen becoming the nation's longest-reigning monarch. ...
Buying motorbikes, art, gold and fossils - loopholes used by the wealthy to avoid tax image
.... . A growing number of services offer these investments, including the Royal Mint, which last month began to sell 1kg gold bars (priced as of yesterday at £25,047). ...
Should Britain axe pennies to save cash? Ireland latest country to get rid of coppers image
....". During the last financial year to 2014, the Royal Mint created around 465m 1p coins, and 248million 2p coins. ...
Ireland set to ditch one and two cent coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 10:51:46 AM
....The Bank of England said there were no plans to withdraw 1p or 2p coins in the UK, although it said any decision would be the responsibility of the Treasury. The Royal Mint said that in the UK, apart from the introduction of a new £1 coin planned for 2017, there are no current plans to change any other existing UK circulating coin denomination. ...
Royal Mint sells biggest ever gold bars – but you’ll need a big wallet if you want one image
....The Mint said it has seen a 57 per cent increase in bullion sales since launching the site. The kilo bar, like all the Royal Mint's bullion bars, bears the Mint's RMR (Royal Mint Refinery) branding. ...
Royal Mint sells 1kg gold bullion bars – at £25,000 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 07:48:31 AM
. A year after the Royal Mint started to offer gold and silver bullion sales direct to investors, it has increased its range to include the Kilo Gold Cast Bar. ...
Gold bars go on sale at the Royal Mint image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 12:02:00 AM
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Royal Mint to sell 1kg gold bars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 11:01:33 PM
. The Royal Mint is offering “serious investors” with around £25,000 to spare the chance to buy a fine gold bar weighing one kilogram. ...
The end of cash? It might not come as fast as you think image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 11:10:51 AM
....” . The Royal Mint will produce a more secure £1 coin in 2017, and polymer notes with anti-counterfeiting features will be issued from next year, starting with a new £5 note. ...
What to expect from record privatisation year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of August 2015 10:58:51 PM
....The Conservatives' manifesto this year was very clear that the party planned to continue selling stakes in bailed-out banks and building societies and also that it would continue to sell unneeded government property. But there was no mention of any of the other rumoured sales such as the Royal Mint or the Met Office. ...
Is there a case for holding gold? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 11:00:21 AM
....” . Laith Khalaf, from Hargreaves Lansdown, says: “The Royal Mint has recently launched a number of accounts for gold investors which may be worth considering, but they seem relatively expensive and clunky compared to investing via an ETC. ...
Royal Mint makes a mint … again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 11:01:08 PM
. The Royal Mint has reported soaring profits, boosted by commemorative coins struck and sold to mark events such as the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta . ...
Rare 2p sells for staggering £800 - and here's how to spot a valuable coin in your change image
.... By the time the design went out on circulating coins, the swimmer’s face was clearer. There is no information about how many were struck with the initial design, according to the Royal Mint. ...
Royal Berkshire hospital charity strikes gold with silver 2p coin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 12:07:30 PM
.... It fetched £1,200. The Royal Mint says that while the chances of coming across a silver 2p coin are extremely slim, there are hundreds of thousands of 50p and £2 coins in circulation which even though recently minted sell for far above their face value. ...
Battle of Waterloo: the artefacts that make the best investments image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of June 2015 06:42:37 AM
.... . • The Royal Mint's £80 Princess Charlotte coin 'worth £9. ...
How to invest in gold  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of June 2015 03:21:02 PM
.... . Bullion coins made for investment purposes – such as Sovereigns, Britannias or Lunars– can be purchased through the Royal Mint (royalmintbullion. ...
The table that shows you should always hold gold image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of June 2015 01:27:59 PM
.... . • Tiny chunks of gold on sale for £20 from Royal Mint • ‘Greek crisis? I'm still buying,’ says top manager Richard Buxton • Gold funds down by 80pc: should you invest? . ...
Should you buy a piece of Royal Mint gold? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 06:27:00 PM
.... Buyers will own a fractional amount of a 11. 34kg gold bar that is stored in The Vault, which is where the Royal Mint's precious metal is stored and is protected at all times by the Ministry of Defence. ...
Gold Q&A: The Royal Mint is selling gold for as little as £20 image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of June 2015 01:31:21 PM
. The Royal Mint is offering people the opportunity to buy gold for as little as £20. ...
Tiny chunks of gold on sale for £20 from Royal Mint image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 11:01:38 PM
. The Royal Mint is selling fractions gold bars for as little as £20 for the first time. ...
The Royal Mint's £80 Princess Charlotte coin 'worth £9.72' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 12:27:14 PM
.... . But the value of the coin's precious metal content is easier to gauge - and it's often a lot less than the Royal Mint's sale price. ...
PICTURED: US Secret Service seizes $1.5million in counterfeit money image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 03:25:00 PM
....In an effort to tackle the problem, the UK Treasury has recently introduced a new £1 coin that will enter circulation in 2017. The new £1 will be 12-sided and feature two different metals and be one of the most secure coins in circulation, said the Royal Mint. ...

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