U.S. Mint and Royal Mint Partner for Liberty & Britannia Coin Design

The US Mint and The Royal Mint are collaborating again on a different project after a successful 2021 project including the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage coins and medals. A unusual design cooperation between the Chief Engravers of two of the world's largest and oldest Mints.

The joint design combines Liberty and Britannia, two historical subjects recurrent on coins but never before combined. Liberty, symbolized by a woman in various forms, is a core American principle.

Since the nation's founding, she has appeared on coins. Since the late 1600s, Britannia has symbolized Britain on British coins. Commonly associated with naval strength, this allegorical figure now symbolizes national pride and solidarity.

Based on shared beliefs and aspirations, the US and UK have always been close. In this breakthrough creative relationship, these two historic Mints' Chief Engravers collaborated to create a design that united Liberty and Britannia.

Joseph Menna, Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, and Gordon Summers, Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint, have collaborated to produce a gorgeous design that honors the harmony of the figures while giving each of them equal prominence in the design.

Allegorical Liberty and Britannia are represented in austere profile portraits with complimentary and balancing characteristics that resemble the faces on playing cards. Liberty has a torch and stars, whereas Britannia has a trident and Corinthian helmet. Each nation will have suitable inscriptions.

The US Mint and Royal Mint will use this design on 2024 merchandise. The US Mint and Royal Mint have product information.

In 1792, Congress established the United States Mint, which became part of the Treasury Department in 1873. The Mint produces circulating coinage for trade and commerce as the Nation's sole legal tender coinage maker. Proof, uncirculated, commemorative, Congressional Gold Medal, silver, bronze, and silver and gold bullion coins are also produced by the Mint. Taxpayers pay nothing for its self-sustaining numismatic activities.

About 1,100 years ago, the Royal Mint began minting British coins. After 500 years in the Tower, the Royal Mint moved to Tower Hill in 1812. In 1967, the Royal Create began building a South Wales plant to make decimal money for the UK. British and international coins are sold by the Royal Mint, the world's biggest export mint. The Royal Mint has expanded into related businesses focused on authenticity, security, precious metals, workmanship, and design.

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