Research and publications

Over many years the Royal Mint Museum has maintained a respected research and publication profile. Through papers for academic journals, articles for magazines, the publication of books, lectures to a wide range of people and the help offered to those studying the Royal Mint and the British coinage, the collection has been and continues to be made more accessible.

Publications

The Museum has a publishing programme and the following books are available for purchase from the Royal Mint’s website.

The Royal Mint: an Illustrated History

Kevin Clancy
Softback, 128 pages, fully illustrated.
ISBN 978-1-869917-01-2


A History of the Sovereign: Chief Coin of the World

Kevin Clancy
Hardback, 112 pages, fully illustrated
ISBN 978-1-869917-00-5


Britannia: Icon on the Coin

Katharine Eustace
Hardback, 144 pages, fully illustrated
ISBN 978-1-869917-02-9


Pdf downloads

The following publications are available for download from Royal Mint Museum website.

A Living Collection

Graham Dyer
A fully illustrated article on the history of the Royal Mint Museum, first published by the American coin magazine Coin World in September 1988.

A Living Collection (2772 KB)

Royal Mint Museum Annual Reports

Royal Mint Museum Annual Review 2015-16 (828 KB)

Royal Mint Museum Annual Review 2014-15 (846 KB)

Royal Mint Museum Annual Review 2012-13 (1523 KB)

Royal Mint Museum Annual Review 2012-13 (1523 KB)

Royal Mint Museum Annual Report 2011-12 (134 KB)

Royal Mint Museum Annual Report 2009-11 (157 KB)

Recommended reading

C E Challis (ed), A New History of the Royal Mint (Cambridge, 1992)

C E Challis & G P Dyer, The Arms of the Royal Mint (HMSO, 1986)

Kevin Clancy (ed), Designing Change: the Art of Coin Design (Royal Mint, 2008)

Sir John Craig, Newton at the Mint (Cambridge, 1946)

Sir John Craig, The Mint: a History of the London Mint from AD 287 to 1948 (Cambridge, 1953)

G P Dyer, The Proposed Coinage of King Edward VIII (HMSO, 1973)

G P Dyer, The Royal Mint: an Illustrated History (Royal Mint, 1986)

G P Dyer (ed), Royal Sovereign 1489-1989 (Royal Mint, 1989)

Royal Mint Collector Coins: the story behind the 2006 collection (Royal Mint, 2005)
Royal Mint Collector Coins: the story behind the 2007 collection (Royal Mint, 2006)

H G Stride, The Royal Mint: an Outline History (HMSO, 1951 and subsequent editions)