Britannia and the Royal Mint (extract from Britannia: Icon on the Coin by Katharine Eustace)

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 by The Royal Mint Museum

Penny of Queen Victoria

Reverse of a penny of George IV, 1826 by William Wyon.
The Gothic Revival of the second quarter of the nineteenth century, the dramatic stylistic change that most obviously in architecture loosened the grip of the Classical on the visual arts, had at first glance little or no impact on the overall design of the coinage. A contemporary commentator declared:  ..

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A Momentous Year for the Royal Mint Museum

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 by The Royal Mint Museum

Visitor Centre

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. ..

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Welcome to the Royal Mint Museum Blog. Here you’ll get to meet the faces behind the Museum and find out how our hard-working team cares for this exceptional and varied collection. You’ll find entries on our favourite objects, how we’re looking after the objects, and the work being done to interpret and research the collection. You may also from time to time get a sneak preview of exciting projects and future exhibitions.


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