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Mintmark Collections

We offer for sale complete mintmark collections of British sovereigns.
A detailed account of the 7 mints including the 6 branch mints can be found on our Mints & Mintmark page, together with close-up photographs of all the different mintmarks.
The following sets contain one each of the mintmarks issued.
George V is the only monarch for whom all 7 mints and mintmarks were issued, which is why we offer a George V mintmark set, but we also offer "our choice"

Price & Availability
All prices include our attractive and exclusive case, except for the Royal Mint sets, which will be in the Royal Mint's packaging. All prices are subject to fluctuation.
ReignQtyGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
George V7EF to UncYes£1,795$2,695€2,095
Variety Selection7EF to UncYes£1,795$2,695€2,095
George V7EFYes£1,695$2,475€1,875
Our Choice7EF to UncYes£1,595$2,475€1,845
George V7VF to EFYes£1,495$2,325€1,725
Our Choice7VF to UncYes£1,495$2,325€1,725
Royal Mint Set7VF or BetterYes£1,595$2,45€1,845

Key to Table
Qty = Number of coins in set.
Our Choice = As it says. May contain an early Elizabeth II for the London Mint example.
Variety Selection = Some of our very best grade sovereigns from Victoria to Elizabeth II.
Royal Mint Set = As it says. Complete with their booklet and certificate in their wooden box.

George V Mintmark Set - EF to Unc

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1 £2,625.00 Call to check availability
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Our Choice Mintmark Set - EF to Unc

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1 £2,520.00 Click here to add this item to your cart
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George V Mintmark Set - EF

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1 £2,555.00 Click here to add this item to your cart
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George V Mintmark Set - VF to EF

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1 £2,450.00 Click here to add this item to your cart
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Our Choice Mintmark Set - VF+

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1 10.00 £100.00 £1,874.50 Click here to add this item to your cart
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Royal Mint George V Mintmark Set - VF+

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1 10.00 £200.00 £1,974.50 Click here to add this item to your cart
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Royal Mint Set = Complete with their booklet and certificate in their wooden box.

Save £350!*
Originally Save £500!*
The Royal Mint, not content with its monopoly in producing new sovereigns, has for some years now been buying mintmark sets of sovereigns from the numismatic trade, and marketing them to its "Coin Club" members (customers) at poor value prices. Sadly because most of its customers are not coin collectors, but ordinary members of the public who, for some reason, appear to trust the Royal Mint.
As we created this page, the Royal Mint's latest price on its George V mintmark collection was £1,245! We should point out, in mitigation, that the Mint's collection does come in a quite impressive wooden box, with each coin in its own capsule, and with an informative booklet / certificate. At a pinch, the presentation might be worth as much as £50, but on the negative side, the quality of some of their coins is rather variable. We have the advantage of having seen a number of the Royal Mint's sets, so we know their typical grades. Some of their coins would not even make it into our lowest grade / price. Otherwise their sets are closest to our lowest graded set.
Even our most expensive set is less than the Royal Mint's offering*, for considerably higher grades. Perhaps we should have increased our prices, but we just couldn't bring ourselves to charging poor value* prices.

Superior Quality
The certificate accompanying the Royal Mint's sets states that the grade of the coins will be "Very Fine or better". Our lowest graded set is VF (Very Fine) to EF (Extremely Fine), so the coins in all our sets, are superior to those from the Royal Mint.

*Relevant Dates & Other Information
This page was first created in or around 2000. As it is no longer a simple matter for us to determine our original publication date of text on this page, in order to ensure our comments are considered in their historical context, we note the following, and will add any more data as it becomes available:

  • All price comparisons were correct at the time of writing.
  • The certificate states "This collection comprises seven sovereigns of George V..."
  • Our mintmark sets are all of George V sovereigns, so they are directly comparable with the Royal Mint's sets.
  • At or shortly after the Royal Mint set shown was priced at 1,245 our own similar set was only 895.
  • In 2000, our price was at least 500 less than a similar Royal Mint set.
  • The Royal Mint may not be offering any similar sets currently.

* Royal Mint Prices
Capital Law, solicitors acting for the Royal Mint has set out in a recent letter (January 2011), that our meaning is that the Royal Mint "is guilty of conning its customers into paying unjustifiably high prices".
If we wished our readers to believe that "the Royal Mint is guilty of conning its customers into paying unjustifiably high prices" we would have said so. We do not suggest or imply that the Royal Mint are guilty, or are "conning" their customers.
We believe it is a free world, and the Mint are entitled to ask whatever prices they want. Their customers are free to choose to pay them if they wish. There is no implication that charging a relatively high price is dishonest or illegal in any way.

Government Wealth Warning
We wonder if some of the Royal Mint's offerings should come with a "Government Wealth Warning".


Set of 7 Different Mintmarked Sovereigns in Case
Set of 7 Different Mintmarked Sovereigns in Case

S.A. = Pretoria Mint South Africa on 1932 George V Sovereign
S.A. = Pretoria Mint South Africa on 1932 George V Sovereign

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Order Form

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The Royal Mint's Offering
The Royal Mint's Offering
Nice Box, Shame About the Coins!


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