Film and Photographs
The Royal Mint Museum has a collection of over 10,000 photographs and negatives, chiefly dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. They feature minting processes and equipment, designs for coins and medals, and in particular there is a comprehensive record of the building of the new Royal Mint at Llantrisant in 1967 and 1968. The collection also includes sets of postcards that were sold to visitors to the Royal Mint in the first half of the 20th century.
An attempt is being made to acquire films that include footage of the Royal Mint, the earliest so far being a film of 1910.
Not unnaturally, perhaps, film-makers have always been keen to record footage of the Royal Mint in operation.
The Royal Mint Museum contains an archive of thousands of photographs dating back to the late 19th century which provide an invaluable record of the changing processes and of the people who have worked for the organisation
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.
A selection of original black and white photographs from our archive have now been colourised, bringing a new perspective to life at the Royal Mint during the Second World War.
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