Monday, 12 February 2018

Royal Mint launches old coin authentication service

This one may be of interest to those with ancient hoards of coins in the attic!

“How much is my coin worth?” The Royal Mint launches new service to authenticate and value pre-decimal coins

For anyone who has ever wondered if their pre-decimal coin is genuine and how much it might be worth, The Royal Mint has launched a brand new service that will now reveal all. The 1,100 year-old organisation’s long-awaited UK pre-decimal (before 1971) coin authentication and valuation service is available via its website at

The Royal Mint Collector Services team has unparalleled knowledge on British pre-decimal coin history, and is well placed to help coin collectors gain a deeper understanding of their coins. Customers can choose from three levels of service - online, standard or premium - to identify, authenticate and value their coins. Customers of the Premium service will even benefit from Royal Mint certificate signed by the Deputy Master of the Mint to authenticate their coin.

Anne Jessopp, CEO of The Royal Mint, said “As a trusted organisation with an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,000 years, customers have been asking us to value and authenticate their pre-decimal coins for some time.

“Following the announcement this year that we will be growing our presence in the collector services market, I am delighted that we are launching a service that makes the respected opinion of our experts more easily accessible for our customers.”

The Royal Mint itself holds one of the finest collections of coins, medals, artwork and minting equipment in the world. Coins can offer important insights into the history of the United Kingdom, highlighting the economics, technology, art, politics and ceremonies of the nation.

For more information on The Royal Mint’s authentication and valuation service, please visit Other facilities currently offered under The Royal Mint’s Collector Services include secure storage for valuable possessions from documents and artwork to collectables and heirlooms.


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