Каталог август 2012 - Королевского монетного двора Великобритании

 

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i n th is issu e th e coi ns of lon don the thanniversary of br i ta nnia the sov e r e ign gold coi nthema st e r pi ec e m e da ls spec i a l gi f ts bu lletin issue the lon don oly m p ic a n d pa r a ly m p ic games a n nou ncing thehand ov e r to r io g ol dandsi lv ercoins

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actual size guide the discs below show the actual size of your royal mint coins from the largest at 40.00mm to the smallest at just 13.50mm the sizes shown do not include the familiar uk coins in general circulation the uk kilo coin which has the diameter of 100.00mm or the five-ounce coin with a diameter of 65.00mm one ounce silver coin 40.00mm £ 5 coin 38.61mm one ounce gold coin 32.69mm double-sovereign 28.40mm half-ounce coin 27.00mm sovereign 22.05mm quarter-ounce coin 22.00mm half-sovereign 19.30mm tenth-ounce coin 16.50mm quarter-sovereign 13.50mm glossary of coin terms brilliant uncirculated quality coins struck to this quality are produced to a higher standard than the coins in your pocket precious metal coins like sovereigns and britannias are o en produced to this standard each one carefully struck and polished but without the frosted nish seen on proof coins proof quality this is the highest possible minting standard coins are struck up to three times to ensure a distinctive frosted nish to the design against a mirror-like background proof coins from the royal mint are renowned throughout the world as the pinnacle of the minters art piedfort the word piedfort comes from the french and can be translated as heavy measure indeed piedfort coins are double the weight and thickness of their proof counterparts and therefore contain twice the amount of silver or platinum the royal mint peace of mind guarantee 30-day refund if you are not completely happy with any of your purchases we will refund your money in full provided you return them by special delivery within 30 days to nd out more please see our website www.royalmint.com/terms prices are xed until 30 september 2012 beyond this date the royal mint reserves the right to increase its prices due to factors outside its control up to the point goods are despatched where there is such a price increase we shall contact you prior to despatch of your goods to advise you of the price increase and con rm that you still wish us to process your order delivery promise we aim to despatch all in-stock items within three days of the date of your order we will endeavour to deliver all orders within 21 days of your order date unless there are exceptional circumstances if we are unable to deliver your order within 21 days we will notify you in writing of the delay in the event of a delay in delivery you may cancel your order resulting in a full refund complete purchase security all items are subject to availability all orders are accepted subject to approval and status full conditions of sale are available on request the royal mint reserves the right to limit the number of items on any order prices include vat where applicable if the amount entered in the total order value box on your order form is incorrect we will take payment for the total value of your order 02 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2

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this `miracle year for britain continues as i write the magni cent celebrations for the diamond jubilee of her majesty the queen are still fresh in my memory and the nation s excitement in advance of the london 2012 olympic and paralympic games is reaching a crescendo this has already been a quite wonderful year and i am sure that 2012 still has many delights in store for us all speaking on behalf of everyone at the royal mint it is an honour to be at the heart of historic events such as these celebrating the 30th olympiad the royal mint s journey towards the london 2012 olympic and paralympic games began in 2008 with a coin to commemorate the ceremonial handover of the olympic flag from beijing to london since then we have poured over 1,100 years of cra smanship skill and expertise into creating magni cent commemorative coins while enjoying a signi cant design contribution from talented competition winners now that the olympic games are almost upon us we have the honour to announce a new £ 2 coin marking the ceremonial handover of the olympic flag to 2016 hosts rio de janeiro at the closing ceremony making the circle complete fitting tributes to her majesty the queen this diamond jubilee year will live long in our memories so i am delighted to announce a new and very prestigious addition to our diamond jubilee collection which comprises the 2012 uk gold proof double-sovereign and the diamond jubilee crown together in one very special presentation it represents a superb way in which to commemorate this miracle year in tting style forever creating a masterpiece from myth and legend arthurian legend is strongly interwoven with the rich history and folklore of our island nation i am therefore pleased to announce a new masterpiece medal created by royal mint engraver lee r jones it features two dramatic depictions of the legendary king arthur created with an artistry and attention to detail that marks this ne medal out as a true masterpiece i hope that you will enjoy discovering it as much as i have done adam lawrence deputy master chief executive e ava ilab lt ugus a in this issue note from adam lawrence the london 2012 olympic and paralympic games sport london 2012 olympic and paralympic games royalty the queens diamond jubilee britannia the 2012 britannia coins sovereigns the 2012 diamond jubilee range art and culture the royal mint masterpiece medals annual sets the 2012 proof and brilliant uncirculated sets gi s wedding and baby gi s prize draw to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 03

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the london oly m p ic a n d pa r a ly m p ic games in the midst of this `miracle year for britain london will stage the 30th olympiad and in so doing will become the rst city in the modern era to have hosted the world s greatest sporting event for a third time while the eyes of the world are upon london it is also worth re ecting on the fact that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of us to witness this magni cent spectacle in our proud capital city the royal mint is extremely honoured to be so heavily involved with the london 2012 olympic and paralympic games not least because coins have played such an important role in olympic history with the earliest known olympic coin dating all the way back to 480 bc it is interesting to note that centuries ago the greeks recognised the fact that coins brought everyone closer to the olympic games o ering even those who could not be there in person the chance to have a tangible souvenir of the event this rst olympic coin represented one of the earliest examples in world history of coinage being used to commemorate an event of such signi cance and the practice was happily reinstated for the rst time in the modern era at the helsinki games of 1952 c r e at ingtheofficialo ly mpicand pa r a ly mpiccoins as the olympic coin of 480 bc so beautifully demonstrates commemorative coins have the ability to enthral future generations that s why we at the royal mint feel the honour of creating the o cial coins of the 30th olympiad so keenly as they really are permanent reminders of these historic events for many collectors our london 2012 collection represents the ultimate expression of olympic tradition the countdown collection the gold series the 50p sports collection and the celebration of britain coins have now been joined by the o cial olympic and paralympic coins as the commemorative coins of london 2012 designed by talented competition winners these unique coins also feature the distinctive union flag london 2012 emblem architectural student saiman miah has loved coins ever since his father showed him a £ 5 crown from his own collection when he was a child it therefore felt like destiny when he saw the royal mint s competition to design the o cial olympic £ 5 coin and so it proved to be his design featuring the london skyline surrounded by pictograms of olympic sports duly won and is fully deserving of this historic accolade no less striking than the o cial olympic £ 5 coin the rst ever o cial paralympic coin was created by design student pippa sanderson it features four discrete design elements an archery target a spoked wheel a stopwatch and big ben representing accuracy movement speed and london respectively the result is a coin of great originality which interprets traditional olympic and paralympic symbolism in a whole new way to create a coin of immense beauty and signi cance it almost goes without saying that both saiman and pippa have expressed their delight at having created these o cial olympic and paralympic coins a er all their inspirational designs should remain in the numismatic history books for several millennia 04 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 a4_bulletin_bay_cs5.indd 4 02/07/2012 15:58

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sport c om m e mor at i ng london com m e mor at i ng theth oly m pi a d for ever off ici a l product of london the royal mint is immensely proud to have created a stunning range of o cial coins for london 2012 beautifully designed and immaculately struck every coin is an everlasting heirloom of what promises to be one of the greatest sporting events in history the on ly coins to f e at u r e the u nio n f l ag emblem the official olympic and paralympic £5 coins if you could only choose two coins from our london 2012 collection they would have to be the o cial olympic and paralympic £ 5 coins created by saiman miah and pippa sanderson the o cial olympic £ 5 brilliant uncirculated pack pr ice £ 14.99 code luklgbu a gleaming tribute to the games set in an attractive and informative folder alloy cupro-nickel diameter 38.61mm weight 28.28g the o cial olympic £ 5 gold proof coin pr ice £ 2,880.00 code luklggp the o cial olympic £ 5 silver proof coin pr ice £ 99.50 code luklgsp the ultimate in olympic commemorative coins this 22 carat gold coin comes with a numbered certi cate of authenticity alloy 22 carat gold diameter 38.61mm weight 39.94g m aximum coin mintage 5,000 a stunning tribute to the 30th olympiad featuring the distinctive frosted proof nish alloy .925 sterling silver diameter 38.61mm weight 28.28g m aximum coin mintage 100,000 also available products not illustrated the o the o cial olympic £5 gold-plated silver proof coin cial olympic £ 5 silver proof piedfort coin code luklgsgp luklgpf luklp2g lukpgbu lukpggp lukpgpf price £ 125.00 £ 175.00 £ 5,500.00 £ 14.99 £ 2,880.00 £ 175.00 the o cial paralympic £ 5 silver proof coin pr ice £ 99.50 code lukpgsp the o cial olympic and paralympic £ 5 gold proof two-coin set the o the o the o cial paralympic £ 5 brilliant uncirculated pack cial paralympic £ 5 gold proof coin cial paralympic £ 5 silver proof piedfort coin this beautiful coin is made all the more distinctive by the presence of the union flag london 2012 emblem alloy .925 sterling silver diameter 38.61mm weight 28.28g m aximum coin mintage 10,000 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 05 a4_bulletin_bay_cs5.indd 5 02/07/2012 16:09

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sport l on d on f i na l coins of london hand ov e r to r io c oi ns to mark the closing of the 2012 games the world will be watching as london hands over the mantle to next host rio de janeiro as the nal coin in the london 2012 collection the royal mint has struck a £ 2 coin to commemorate the handover to rio featuring an evocative design by jonathan olli e these coins certainly make a striking and be tting end to the london 2012 celebrations handover to rio £ 2 gold proof coin pr ice £ 1,195.00 code lukrhgp new the ultimate expression of this landmark coin the £ 2 gold proof has been struck in 22 carat gold to our most exacting standard includes a numbered certi cate of authenticity alloy inner 22 carat yellow gold outer 22 carat red gold diameter 28.40mm weight 15.976g m aximum coin mintage 1,200 edge inscr iption i call upon the youth of the world all h a n dov to r io c er oavailab li n s e augus t handover to rio £ 2 silver piedfort coin pr ice £ 105.00 code lukrhpf new struck on double-thickness blanks of sterling silver plated with ne gold on the outer ring the £ 2 silver piedfort is a ne commemoration of this key moment in time alloy inner .925 sterling silver outer .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold diameter 28.40mm weight 24.00g m aximum coin mintage 2,000 edge inscr iption i call upon the youth of the world handover to rio brilliant uncirculated £ 2 coin pr ice £ 9.99 code lukrhbu new this £ 2 coin is struck to brilliant uncirculated standard and comes in a superb presentation folder with interesting facts on the closing ceremony alloy inner cupro-nickel outer nickel-brass diameter 28.40mm weight 12.00g edge inscr iption i call upon the youth of the world handover to rio £ 2 silver proof coin pr ice £ 75.00 code lukrhsp new this lovely silver £ 2 coin features the delicate frosted nish particular to proof coins alloy inner .925 sterling silver outer .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold diameter 28.40mm weight 12.00g m aximum coin mintage 12,000 edge inscr iption i call upon the youth of the world 06 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2

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sport see our website for gr e a t web e xclusi v e offers lastfe wg n remaini london 2012 sports collection price £ 2.99 each see our website for the complete range of 50p coins all 29 of the 50p coins designed by the public are available in cupro-nickel to uncirculated quality one of the most a ordable ways to own a superb keepsake of london 2012 why not own the full set see details below alloy cupro-nickel diameter 27.30mm weight 8.00g team gb legends 50p daley thompson signed edition pr ice £ 49.99 code luk50is3 new this very special pack features a signature from legendary decathlete and double olympic gold medallist daley thompson like the rest of the series it is a limited edition of just 500 and comes complete with the appropriate 50p coin to make it even more collectable alloy cupro-nickel diameter 27.30mm weight 8.00g limited edition pr esentation 500 other products in range london 2012 complete sports collection pr ice £ 89.50 code luk50cfc other products in range team gb legends 50p sir steve redgrave signed edition pr ice £ 49.99 pr ice £ 49.99 pr ice £ 49.99 code luk50is1 code luk50is2 code luk50is4 the full set of 29 coins the completer medallion and the collector album are also available order now before the games begin new new new team gb legends 50p dame kelly holmes signed edition team gb legends 50p lord sebastian coe signed edition london 2012 silver 50p sports collection pr ice £ 1,350.00 code luks5set this 29-coin set of 50p coins all struck in sterling silver to brilliant uncirculated quality comes complete with certi cates of authenticity a beautiful display case and illustrated booklet alloy .925 sterling silver diameter 27.30mm weight 8.00g m aximum coin mintage 30,000 each icons of britain six-coin silver set pr ice £ 550.00 code cobintst other products in range london 2012 silver 50p sports collection one coin per month price 1st coin £25.00 remaining coins £49.99 each code 50coll12 enjoy the best of british with this collection of silver proof coins handsomely presented they feature the london 2012 emblem and famous quotes together with depictions of sir winston churchill stonehenge big ben the river thames buckingham palace and music alloy .925 sterling silver diameter 38.61mm weight 28.28g m aximum coin mintage 95,000 each limited edition pr esentation 10,000 also available products not illustrated a celebration of britain the mind collection a celebration of britain the body collection a celebration of britain the spirit collection a celebration of britain spirit of london £ 5 proof coin a celebration of britain churchill £ 5 proof coin a celebration of britain big ben £ 5 proof coin code cobmind6 cobbody6 cobspir6 lukcbpab lukcbwcb lukcbbb2 price £ 550.00 £ 550.00 £ 550.00 £ 19.99 £ 19.99 £ 19.99 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 07

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sport th e of f ic i a l lon don five ou nc e coi ns the attributes of the olympic motto faster higher stronger are beautifully brought together in one image on the uk s rst ever ve-ounce gold and silver coins designed by the president of the royal academy christopher le brun the coins feature the mighty ying steed of the gods pegasus the o cial london 2012 five-ounce silver coin pr ice £ 525.00 code luk50zs just 7,500 of these stunning coins will be struck with each one produced to proof quality in .999 ne silver alloy .999 f ine silver diameter 65.00mm weight 156.295g m aximum coin mintage 7,500 uks er first ev ce five oun coins in fine d gold ansi lv e r the o cial london 2012 five-ounce gold coin pr ice £ 11,500.00 code luk50zg only 500 of these large ve-ounce gold coins will be struck making this magni cent coin as rare as it is desirable alloy .999 f ine gold diameter 65.00mm weight 156.295g m aximum coin mintage 500 w visitwwt n roya lmii deo v com/k ilo mor etolear ne storya bout th the behind k first usnk ilo coi the o cial olympic gold kilo coin pr ice £ 100,000.00 code lukgk the o cial olympic silver kilo coin pr ice £ 3,000.00 code luksk the uks rst ever gold kilo coin is available in a limited edition of just 60 pieces created by sir anthony caro its design represents individual endeavour at the games through a more deeply sculpted relief than that of any other uk coin yet struck alloy .999 f ine gold diameter 100.00mm weight 1005.00g m aximum coin mintage 60 the uks rst ever silver kilo coin designed by fellow of the royal academy tom phillips celebrates team endeavour by setting powerful typography amidst a furling pennants motif this striking coin contains one kilo of ne silver alloy .999 f ine silver diameter 100.00mm weight 1005.00g m aximum coin mintage 2,012 08 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2

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roya lt yherl egac y began years ag o you rscan be gi n today cele br at i ng t h e queens di a mond j u bilee this diamond jubilee year has been one of the most memorable in our proud history as the nation has truly come together in celebration of her majesty the queen s glorious 60-year reign so we are delighted to add a new and uniquely prestigious commemorative coin set to our diamond jubilee collection to mark this once-in-a-lifetime royal event the queen s diamond jubilee double-sovereign and uk £ 5 gold proof coin set pr ice £ 3,200.00 code ukdjdsc new on ly sets e ava ilabl this prestigious set includes the double-sovereign struck in 22 carat gold to proof quality and featuring the 2012 st george and the dragon design combined with the diamond jubilee £ 5 gold proof coin these are one-yearonly designs making this set unique and collectable in equal measure limited edition pr esentation 60 coin specifications available on r equest the queens diamond jubilee royal duties collection pr ice £ 485.00 code djset6 these six silver proof coins celebrate the diamond jubilee with designs representing the armed forces royal ascot investitures the opening of parliament trooping the colour and royal visits m aximum coin mintage 40,000 of each coin limited edition pr esentation 2,000 coin specifications available on r equest the queens diamond jubilee head of armed forces silver proof coin pr ice £ 82.50 code djspaf this very special proof coin struck for alderney bears the tri-service badge making it important to all of the services it also bears a message of gratitude to our armed forces taken from her majesty s speech of 27 june 2009 alloy .925 sterling silver diameter 38.61mm weight 28.28g m aximum coin mintage 40,000 the queens diamond jubilee royal ascot silver proof coin pr ice £ 82.50 code djspr a also available products not illustrated the queens diamond jubilee uk £5 gold proof coin the queens diamond jubilee uk £5 silver proof coin the queens diamond jubilee uk £5 gold-plated silver proof coin the queens diamond jubilee uk five-ounce gold coin the queens diamond jubilee uk five-ounce silver coin code price £ 12.99 £ 2,400.00 £ 82.50 £ 99.50 £ 9,500.00 £ 450.00 the queens diamond jubilee uk £5 commemorative coin uk12djbu uk12djgp uk12djsp uk12djpl ukdj50zg ukdj50zs bearing a beautifully engraved racehorse a representation of the ascot gold cup and words taken from the queens statement of 20 june 2006 this silver proof coin is issued under the authority of the cook islands alloy .999 f ine silver diameter 40.60mm weight 31.135g m aximum coin mintage 40,000 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 09

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br i ta nnia the pe r son i f ic at ion of ou r isl a n d nat ion spri de the br i ta nnia coi ns emblematic of all that our great nation stands for britannia was the natural choice when a de nitively british icon was sought for the newly created uk gold coin in 1987 we are delighted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this landmark coin by reprising philip nathans original depiction of britannia which speaks of grace and power in equal measure the u k br i ta nnia coi ns philip nathan s powerful and beautiful 1987 evocation of britannia standing on the shore returns in 2012 as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this important coin available in either 22 carat gold or .958 britannia silver each coin features on its obverse the acclaimed portrait of the queen by ian rank-broadley frbs on ly ng remaini the 2012 uk britannia gold proof three-coin set pr ice £ 1,900.00 code br 12g3 the 2012 uk britannia gold proof four-coin set pr ice £ 3,600.00 code br 12gset features the £ 50 £ 25 and £ 10 britannia coins containing a halfounce quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce of ne gold respectively limited edition pr esentation 100 coin specifications available on r equest comprises the £ 100 £ 50 £ 25 and £ 10 gold proof coins the large £ 100 coin containing one ounce of ne gold is exclusive to this set limited edition pr esentation 550 coin specifications available on r equest the 2012 uk britannia gold proof tenth-ounce coin pr ice £ 225.00 code br 12gt this desirable and collectable £ 10 coin is an a ordable way to celebrate this important anniversary in tting style alloy 22 carat gold diameter 16.50mm weight 3.41g m aximum coin mintage limited edition pr esentation 750 2,250 the 2012 uk britannia gold proof quarter-ounce coin pr ice £ 500.00 code br 12gq struck to proof standard this imposing £ 25 coin contains a quarter-ounce of ne gold alloy 22 carat gold diameter 22.00mm weight 8.51g m aximum coin mintage 1,750 limited edition pr esentation 620 10 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2

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br ita nnia the 2012 uk britannia half-ounce silver proof nine-coin 25th anniversary collection pr ice £ 500.00 code br 25an in the 25 years that have passed since the rst britannia coin of 1987 no less than nine beautiful evocations of this famous gure have graced britannia coins we are delighted to have struck all nine designs as half-ounce coins for 2012 in this unique collection minted to the highest proof standard in .958 britannia silver this landmark collection also includes a special 25th anniversary booklet with integral certi cate of authenticity alloy silver .958 britannia diameter 27.00mm weight 16.22g limited edition pr esentation 1,612 th special sary anniver n editio the 2012 uk britannia silver proof one ounce coin pr ice £ 92.50 code br 12so this limited edition one ounce coin is struck in traditional .958 britannia silver to proof quality alloy .958 britannia silver diameter 40.00mm weight 32.45g m aximum coin mintage 5,550 limited edition pr esentation 2,450 on ly ng remaini the 2012 uk britannia silver proof four-coin set pr ice £ 195.00 code br 12ss this beautiful set brings together all four britannia silver proof coins the £ 2 £ 1 50p and 20p limited edition pr esentation 2,600 coin specifications available on r equest the 2012 uk britannia silver brilliant uncirculated one ounce coin pr ice £ 57.50 code br 12agn a ordable and beautiful in equal measure this is a highly popular example of the 2012 uk britannia alloy .958 britannia silver diameter 40.00mm weight 32.45g to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 11

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sov e r e igns a new design to mark this glor ious year the di a mon d j u bil ee sov er eigns the sovereign has been emblematic of britain s royalty and probity across the world for more than 500 years that s why it is entirely tting that in this diamond jubilee year this most symbolic of coins has been created anew with a striking reverse design that will only ever appear on these truly exceptional 2012 sovereigns the di a mon d j u bilee sov er eigns while benedetto pistrucci s superb design remains as timeless as ever it was felt that something new was required to mark this diamond jubilee year in style so the 2012 sovereign features a powerful new depiction of st george and the dragon by paul day which will never be repeated the 2012 sovereign £ 5 brilliant uncirculated gold coin pr ice £ 2 400.00 code a12 nt equi va l e gold content of fi ve s n sov e r e ig new bearing the new rendition of st george and the dragon only 1,000 of these very special coins will be available in this presentation alloy 22 carat gold diameter 36.02mm weight 39.94g m aximum coin mintage 1,250 limited edition pr esentation 1,000 near ly sold ou t the 2012 uk gold brilliant uncirculated sovereign pr ice £ 379.00 code ukb12rn bearing the superb one-o depiction of st george and the dragon this uk sovereign is one of the most popular gold coins struck by the royal mint alloy 22 carat gold diameter 22.05mm weight 7.98g other products in range the 2012 uk gold brilliant uncirculated half-sovereign pr ice £ 195.00 code ukbh12rn weight 3.99g m aximum coin mintage 250,000 the 2012 gold proof sovereign five-coin collection pr ice £ 4,000.00 code sv512 alloy 22 carat gold diameter 19.30mm the 2012 uk gold brilliant uncirculated quarter-sovereign pr ice £ 99.00 code ukbq12rn weight 1.99g m aximum coin mintage 250,000 alloy 22 carat gold diameter 13.50mm the most rare and desirable of all our sovereign collections is now more than 95 sold out so immediate orders are highly recommended limited edition pr esentation 999 coin specifications available on r equest 12 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2

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art and c u lt u r e giving life to ou r gr e at e s t legends out of legend comes a m aster piece arthurian legend is woven into the folklore of our island nation yet centuries a er arthur s time literary invention is more easily discovered than historic fact in these medallic masterpieces lee r jones evokes both truth and allegory portraying the warrior king in triumph as well as the humbled man at the point of his ultimate defeat the royal mint arthurian legend masterpieces royal mint engraver lee r jones has brought both the power and the pathos of arthurian legend to life in these highly detailed engravings each one has been immaculately struck to ensure that every nuance of these true masterpieces stands out in high relief the accompanying booklet features a wealth of scholarly insights from eminent historians sean davies and karen jankulak don t miss out on ly ava ilable both m e da ls ava ilable end of j u ly the royal mint arthurian legend masterpiece gold medal pr ice £ 23,500.00 code rmm12gp new d o n t t u miss o n ly o able ava i l this modern masterpiece containing over ten ounces of ne gold o ers supreme artistry combined with the very highest standards of cra smanship alloy .999 ne gold diameter 65.00mm approx weight 313.00g approx m aximum medal mintage limited edition pr esentation 25 25 magic arthurian legend masterpiece arthurian legend masterpiece the red dragon an image of past and future greatness remained central to symbols of welsh nationhood similarly while morgan le fay may have roots in earlier perhaps breton tradition as we know her she is essentially a figure of the twelfth century first appearing in geoffrey of monmouth s life of merlin as morgen less confusing to welsh authors as it was clearly differentiated from the male name morgan she was elaborated in multiple roles by later authors until thomas malory merged a helpful sisterly morgan who took arthur to avalon from one series of tales with a far more evil character from another it is fitting that the helpful morgan from the vulgate cycle had a particular animus against guinevere and lancelot as she presides over their unhappy triangle with arthur on the medal unlike kay and bedivere who appear in several early welsh arthurian texts merlin is a relative latecomer to the arthurian story he first appears in the early twelfth century in geoffrey of monmouth s history of the kings of britain britain but it was up to later continental writers to develop his role alongside arthur in geoffrey s story merlin was involved in arthur s magical conception at tintagel but more importantly merlin was the prophet who interpreted the meaning of the whole of british history past and future including in veiled terms arthur s return in this geoffrey was drawing upon a far older story britons again from the latin text history of the britons in which a magical boy ambrosius or emrys discovered underneath vortigern s tower at dinas emrys two fighting dragons one red and one white exemplifying the struggle of the britons against the anglo-saxons `he fed black ravens on the rampart of a fortress though he was no arthur the royal mint arthurian legend masterpiece silver medal pr ice £ 695.00 code rmm12sp new not only has this masterpiece been beautifully struck in eight ounces of ne silver it has also been gently hand-toned to bring out every detail alloy .999 fine silver diameter 80.00mm approx weight 250.00g approx m aximum medal mintage 500 limited edition pr esentation 500 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 13 a4_bulletin_bay_new p12-13 cs5.indd 13 04/07/2012 12:01

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a n n ua l se ts the def initi v e wa ytocollect br itish coins the annua l coin sets of coins from the royal mint celebrate all that is best in british life and so they make great gi s to mark personal milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries or simply to collect each year as be ts such a landmark year for us all our 2012 sets are more special than ever making them even more desirable to collect as well as to give to those you love get t this bes seller while stocks last the 2012 collector proof set pr ice £ 75.00 code d12col this contemporary set is a must for collectors new for 2012 it includes ten uk coins celebrating this miracle year the new bespoke presentation case can be displayed on its side or easily stored and provides a lasting home for your 2012 proof coins includes fullcolour booklet and certi cate of authenticity limited edition pr esentation 30,000 coin specifications available on r equest best seller the 2012 commemorative great british coins pr ice £ 39.00 code du12 for the rst time ever this colourful set of ten brilliant uncirculated coins contains a £ 5 coin celebrating the diamond jubilee making it a wonderful keepsake of an historic year coin specifications available on r equest the premiu mt proofs el d is now so out the 2012 great british coins of the year pr ice £ 20.50 code duw12 this splendid pack comprising the eight de nitive coins to brilliant uncirculated standard is the perfect memento of any special occasion you are celebrating in 2012 coin specifications available on r equest 14 to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2

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gifts disc ov e r gi f ts f or fa m i ly a nd f r iends to treasure for ev er th e roya lmint gif t collec tion special events like the birth of a baby or the beginning of a new life together deserve to be marked with special gi s so when you want to give something that is sure to be valued at the time of giving and then treasured forever you are sure to nd it in our latest gi collection 2012 will always be remembered for a host of signi cant events and now they can include your familys special occasions too selling fast dont miss out best seller the 2012 sovereign baby gi pr ice £ 435.00 code ukb12rb the 2012 my first coins gi pack pr ice £ 25.00 code duw12bp when you give a gold sovereign to a new baby you are giving something that will be treasured forever beautiful in its own right the gold brilliant uncirculated sovereign featuring a design that is only available in 2012 comes in a delightful gi box with an illustrated booklet which you can personalise with babys rsts and your own special message alloy 22 carat gold diameter 22.05mm weight 7.98g this charmingly illustrated coin set is specially designed as a gi for babies born in 2012 containing all eight de nitive coins it makes a perfect birth or christening gi which you can personalise with your own message coin specifications available on r equest the 2012 wedding coins gi pack pr ice £ 25.00 code duw12wp the start of a couples new life together is a sacred occasion so if you wish to give a memorable gi consider this charming collection that includes all of the 2012 de nitive coins in a lovely display folder where you can write your own personal message coin specifications available on r equest also available products not illustrated the 2012 lucky silver penny blue for boys the 2012 lucky silver penny pink for girls the 2012 quarter-sovereign baby gi the 2012 wedding collection deluxe edition the 2012 silver penny for any occasion the 2012 lucky silver sixpence for any occasion code lpag12bm lpag12bf ukbq12rb d12wp uk12sp ukgbss price £ 22.50 £ 22.50 £ 120.00 £ 49.00 £ 22.50 £ 30.00 the wedding silver sixpence pr ice £ 30.00 code ukgwss something old something new something borrowed something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe so the old rhyme goes with the silver sixpence symbolising prosperity thats why this lovely coin struck between 1920 and 1946 makes a perfect wedding gi alloy .500 silver diameter 19.40mm weight 2.83g to ordervis it w w w royalmint c om b u l le tinorcall 0 8 4 5 6 0 8 8 2 2 2 15

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