Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 by The Royal Mint Museum
Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen outside the Royal Mint at Tower Hill.
This month we completed a basic catalogue of nearly 12,000 items in the Museum library, comprising journals, auction, exhibition and museum catalogues, numismatic reference books and literature on events and persons central to the history of the coinage and economy. ..
Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 by The Royal Mint Museum
The Museum staff on a tour of the Visitor Centre
Happy New Year and welcome to our 2016 blog. The Museum would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters and to give you a brief summary of our Inventory Project along with a sneak preview of some of the exciting events coming up this year. ..
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by The Royal Mint Museum
Electrotype of prisoner graffiti at the Tower of London
Since completing a catalogue of the coinage, medal and seal material in the main store, we have taken the opportunity to look more closely at some of the remaining objects. Of particular interest was a set of boxes labelled ‘Tower of London’, containing a series of electrotypes featuring various inscriptions and ranging from crudely scratched names and dates, or tags, to lengthy passages of text and detailed artistic impressions. ..
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015 by The Royal Mint Museum
Piece punches in the collection before coating
One of the highlights of the inventory project has been uncovering the hidden gems of the collection. When we recently finished reorganising all the smaller museum store spaces the collections assistants came across approximately 9,000 piece punches, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. ..
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 by The Royal Mint Museum
electrotype: Kenya 250 shillings
Have you ever wondered who decides what image will appear on a coin and why it has been chosen?
Recently the Royal Mint gave the Nation a chance to suggest a design for the new one pound coin. ..
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2015 by The Royal Mint Museum
In the last six months at the Royal Mint Museum we have finished cleaning, coating and cataloguing the metal tools in the store that we began at the start of the project, roughly 6,200 medal tools and 25,000 coin tools. ..