WALES: Mini coins in Mint condition.THE Royal Mint The Royal Mint is the body permitted to manufacture, or mint, coins in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Royal Mint originated over one thousand years ago, but it has functioned since 1975 as a 'Government Trading Fund', operating in much yesterday launched a series of coins to commemorate com·mem·o·rate
tr.v. com·mem·o·rat·ed, com·mem·o·rat·ing, com·mem·o·rates
1. To honor the memory of with a ceremony. See Synonyms at observe.
2. To serve as a memorial to. the 50th anniversary of the Mini.
The Mini, which became a British design classic and an icon of the Swinging Sixties, is the first car to be represented across a complete set of Royal Mint coins.
The Mint has produced 2,000 sets consisting of four pounds 5 coins in silver proof, with designs featuring the Mini's motorsport success, its 1960s influence and its design characteristics. The sets cost pounds 175.
It has also produced a range of pounds 1, pounds 5 and pounds 10 coins in silver and gold proof, with prices ranging from pounds 9.95 to pounds 275.
Dave Knight, director of commemorative com·mem·o·ra·tive
Honoring or preserving the memory of another.
Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.
com·mem coins at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, said: "The Mini's design has truly stood the test of time, proving itself to be as great a British icon as Concorde, red telephone boxes and double-decker buses. For this reason, we felt compelled to pay tribute to Sir Alec Issigonis' revolutionary Mini."
One of the coins commemorating 50 years of the Mini