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Royal Mint postcards








Royal Mint postcards

In the early years of the 20th century photographs were taken of the Royal Mint at Tower Hill showing the workings of the different departments and capturing something of the character of the people who worked for the organisation at that time. The Gold Rolling Room, automatic weighing machines, coining presses, bullion balances supervised by men wearing top hats and several other scenes were photographed and sets of postcards were assembled.

The Royal Mint Museum contains a good selection of these sets, some of which were packaged and sold to visitors. They are by no means the only photographic record we have but in their thorough coverage of the range of operations the sets of postcards form a particularly distinctive and useful visual resource.

 

Please click on the thumbnails below to view larger images of some of the postcards from the Museum’s collection