Find out more about our collection from the people responsible for its care and interpretation.
The automatic balance clearly highlights and represents The Royal Mint’s concern for accuracy and precision.
The objects in the Museum each represent a stage in the process of transforming a concept into a coin.
For as long as there have been coins there have been counterfeits.
In 1912 electrotypes were made of the graffiti in the walls of the Tower of London.
In the Museum we have several reducing machines which were once integral to the process of minting.
When the old-sized 10p pieces ceased to be legal tender at the end of June 1993, florins of the former £sd coinage were removed from circulation.
It is important not to overlook even small coins in poor condition as they can also tell a fascinating story.
The first English coins to bear a double portrait were issued during the reign of Mary I.
Changes in the royal portrait occur but rarely on United Kingdom coins.
Conservator Clare Rowson shares her experiences of a conservation internship at the Royal Mint Museum.
In 2000 James Butler, one of the foremost sculptors of his generation was commissioned to design a new Great Seal. Hear the story in his own words.