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Library and archive

The Royal Mint Museum contains a valuable numismatic library of some 8000 volumes. The highlight consists of books and pamphlets relating to British and European coins and medals, some dating back to the 16th century, presented in 1818 from the library of Sarah Sophia Banks.

There is also archival material acquired in large part from departments of the old Royal Mint at Tower Hill, such as the Engraving Department, the Die Office and the Pyx Office. For the most part this material dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and in its day-by-day character is a useful adjunct to the official files in The National Archives and to the published Annual Reports of the Royal Mint.

Browse highlights of the library and archive below.