London’s Pobjoy Mint Closing

Published November 6, 2023 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

After 58 years of operation, the Pobjoy Mint will close at the end of this year. Since its establishment in 1965, the private mint in Kingswood, Surrey, England (about 20 miles outside of London), has produced coins and medals for 42 nations and territories. Approximately 40 employees will be affected by the closure.

“I’ve made the big decision to retire this year,” says Taya Pobjoy, the mint’s managing director. “My prime objective is to give the customers our service until the end and to make sure that they get a complete year because we all know that coin collecting is an annual thing with a date change.”

Pictured here are the zebra (left) in Series II of the Pobjoy Mint’s African Animals
and Anubis of the Egyptian Gods collection. (Photo: Pobjoy Mint)

The facility released some issues early to allow time for customers to complete their collections for the year, and the mint’s website remained open until the end of the November to fulfill and dispatch all orders. See the sidebar for a list of the mint’s final releases in its latest multi-piece series.