US Mint and Royal Mint Announce Design Collaboration

Today, the US Mint and Royal Mint Chief Engravers revealed their 2024 Liberty & Britannia Program 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 collaboration 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 many 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.

Shared beliefs and ideals have long bonded the US and UK. In this breakthrough creative relationship, these two historic Mints' Chief Engravers collaborated to create a design that united Liberty and Britannia. Joseph Menna, US Mint Chief Engraver, and Gordon Summers, Royal Mint Chief Engraver, devised a magnificent design that celebrates the characters' harmony and gives each equal importance.

The design depicts allegorical Liberty and Britannia in stoic profile portraits with complementing and balancing components like playing card faces. Liberty has a torch and stars, whereas Britannia has a trident and Corinthian helmet. Each nation will have appropriate inscriptions.

“This has been an extraordinary opportunity for the United States Mint,” remarked Director Ventris C. Gibson. This is the first time both mints' Chief Engravers have collaborated on a design. Their combined artistic talents created a unique design that will be a collector's item. Our goal is to increase the reach of both mints and foster growth between our institutions.”

Nicola Howell, Chief Commercial Officer at The Royal Mint, says: “I am delighted that our two great institutions have collaborated on this project, resulting in such an exquisite design and making numismatic history by collaborating on a reverse design for the first time. The talent of our Chief Engravers has created something distinctive for consumers worldwide

In addition to the design, The Royal Mint will sell commemorative and bullion products, giving buyers the chance to buy a beautiful collectible or invest. As The Royal Mint grows in the U.S., we can cooperate with our counterpart across the Atlantic to meet the demands of our worldwide consumers.

About the US Mint 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 Royal Mint British coins have been minted by the Royal Mint for almost 1,100 years. After 500 years in the Tower, The Royal Mint moved to Tower Hill in 1812. To produce U.K. decimal coinage, the Royal produce began building a new facility in South Wales in 1967. Today, The Royal Mint is the world's largest export mint, selling coins to the U.K. and beyond. The Royal Mint has also expanded into adjacent companies, building on its core ideals of authenticity, security, precious metals, craftsmanship, and design.

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