Further Farthings (1940)

Further Farthings (1940)

The introduction of rationing by the government suddenly meant that the farthing became an important coin .

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Cartridge Making (1940)

Cartridge Making (1940)

A munitions department was established at Pretoria in 1938 and this was expanded after the outbreak of war.

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Money Making at the Mint (1946)

Money Making at the Mint (1946)

This footage gives an indication of the conditions under which coins were struck at Tower Hill in London throughout the conflict.

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13 Million Medals (1946)

13 Million Medals (1946)

The end of the war in 1945 finally presented an opportunity to strike the millions of campaign and service medals for troops who had taken part in action across the globe.

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ARP booklet

ARP booklet

During the Second World War an Air Raid Precautions (ARP) unit was established at the Royal Mint.

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Artwork and Plaster Models

Artwork and Plaster Models

This section of the collection comprises artists’ drawings and plaster models for coins and medals.

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Medals

Medals

The Royal Mint Museum contains some 12,000 medals, dating mainly from the beginning of the 19th century.

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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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