Bullion coin sale number

spannermonkey made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Mint

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The request was refused by Royal Mint.

Dear Royal Mint,
It would appear that I am unable to find the sale figures (at all) showing the sales of your bullion coins sold.

This information is freely available from the United States of America mint, and is broken down by type of coin and precious metal used, quoted monthly.

If, I have been lacks and just failed to find this information for the royal mint sales, and it is indeed on your site then please direct me to it.

Otherwise please consider this an official freedom of information request for;

A record of the sales of both gold and silver coins sold,

(Or minted if that is the preferred term used, if there is a difference between these two definitions then please list both figures, with reason for the difference),

By the royal mint, broken down by month and by type, from the year 2000 to the current month available. (I am sure that this information is a core part of your records and should only be a click away).

I fully understand any lag between the last day of the most recent month available and conformation of those figure, the US mint take about a week to confirm and update their previous month’s figures.

Yours faithfully,

spannermonkey

informationoffice, Royal Mint

Hello

Thank you for your e-mail

Your query has been forwarded to the relevant department and will be answered as soon as possible.

Regards
Customer Services

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Chris Barker, Royal Mint

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Dear Sir

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 21 October concerning bullion sales figures.

 

Yearly figures can be found on the Royal Mint's website at
[1]http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coi...
and you will find figures for 2009 to 2011 in the attached spread sheet
which will be going online shortly.

 

We are unable to provide a monthly breakdown of figures back until 2000
as, due to the broad scope of your request, the cost of complying with it
would exceed the cost limit set under section 12 of the Act.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Chris Barker

Assistant Curator

[email address]

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The Royal Mint Museum

Llantrisant, Pontyclun

CF72  8YT

United Kingdom

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Tel: +44 (0) 1443 623004 (Direct)

Tel: +44 (0) 1443 222111 (Switchboard)

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk

 

 

 

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Dear Chris Barker,
It would appear that I failed to make my request either specific enough, or clear enough for your team to provide me with the information that I requested.

Whilst I thank you for the speed with which your organisation responded, the information was not of the sort requested.

Allow me to be as clear as I can. I wish you to provide me with a report that shows month by month, for the years 2000 until most the recent month available, the number of gold and silver bullion coins minted. (That is to say those that are sold for their intrinsic value, (not those in presentation boxes for collectors), in the following denomination.

1 ounce gold Britannia,

1 ounce silver Britannia (including the years when minted in 958.0 silver)

Gold sovereign

The intention being that I might be able to I identify any trend, I note that it appears that it would be true that the Royal Mint website does not provide a clear record of bullion coins sold.

Unlike the US Mint. Do you on intend on changing this policy?

I feel no need to pursue any further FOI action in this matter if I am provided with is most simple collation of data.

Yours sincerely,

spannermonkey

Chris Barker, Royal Mint

Dear Sir

Thank you for your e-mail of 1 December concerning gold and silver bullion mintage figures.

In this instance we are unable to provide a monthly breakdown of mintage figures back to 2000 as, owing to the change over from paper to electronic files during the period in question, any such request would exceed the cost limit set under section 12 of the Act.

As mentioned in my previous email, annual production figures back to 2003 are available on the Royal Mint's website.

Yours sincerely

Chris Barker
Assistant Curator
[email address]
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The Royal Mint Museum
Llantrisant, Pontyclun
CF72 8YT
United Kingdom
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Tel: +44 (0) 1443 623004 (Direct)
Tel: +44 (0) 1443 222111 (Switchboard)
http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk

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