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Seals

In 1901 the Deputy Master of the Royal Mint was appointed ex officio engraver of royal and government seals. As a result, over the past 100 years the Royal Mint Museum has been able to accumulate a large collection of copper counterparts and paper impressions of official seals made by the Royal Mint, both for the United Kingdom and for overseas countries. In addition, the Museum holds a significant number of wax impressions of official seals of the 17th and 18th centuries made outside the Royal Mint but sent to the Mint for an assessment of the price charged by the engraver for his workmanship.

Browse highlights of the seal collection below.