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Find out more about our collection from the people responsible for its care and interpretation.

Automatic Balance

Automatic Balance

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

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Collection in Context

Collection in Context

The objects in the Museum each represent a stage in the process of transforming a concept into a coin.

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Counterfeits and Cautionary Tales

Counterfeits and Cautionary Tales

For as long as there have been coins there have been counterfeits.

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Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall

In 1912 electrotypes were made of the graffiti in the walls of the Tower of London.

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Janvier Reducing Machine

Janvier Reducing Machine

In the Museum we have several reducing machines which were once integral to the process of minting.

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Demise of the Florin

Demise of the Florin

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.

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The Value of Small Change

The Value of Small Change

It is important not to overlook even small coins in poor condition as they can also tell a fascinating story.

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Double Portraits on the Coinage

Double Portraits on the Coinage

The first English coins to bear a double portrait were issued during the reign of Mary I.

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The Royal Portrait

The Royal Portrait

Changes in the royal portrait occur but rarely on United Kingdom coins.

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Conserving Wax Seals

Conserving Wax Seals

Conservator Clare Rowson shares her experiences of a conservation internship at the Royal Mint Museum.

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The Making of the Great Seal

The Making of the Great Seal

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.

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Family History

Family History

The Royal Mint Museum has a number of staff records which make it possible for us to assist members of the public in their search for information about their ancestors.

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