Not unnaturally, perhaps, film-makers have always been keen to record footage of the Royal Mint in operation. In this section you can find show some of the more interesting material that has been produced.

An Empire's Money Maker (1910)

An Empire's Money Maker (1910)

This five-minute film may well be the earliest surviving footage of the Mint.

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The Mint in the Second World War (1940's)

The Mint in the Second World War (1940's)

These short British Pathe films highlight the different aspects of production at the Royal Mint during the Second World War.

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Betjeman's London (1967)

Betjeman's London (1967)

This 25-minute programme was presented by John Betjeman future poet laureate and member of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee.

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Decimalisation

Decimalisation

In 1966 a momentous decision was made which would bring to an end over 1,000 years of the historic system of pounds, shillings and pence.

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The Mint and the First World War

The Mint and the First World War

The Royal Mint could not - and did not - escape the massive impact of the First World War.

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The Royal Mint Story

The Royal Mint Story

The history of the Royal Mint is woven into that of Britain itself.

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Making Money

Making Money

The basic minting process of melting, casting, blanking and striking is essentially timeless.

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Automatic Balance

Automatic Balance

The automatic balance clearly highlights and represents The Royal Mint’s concern for accuracy and precision.

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