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.
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.
The Royal Mint Swimming Club, had its first committee meeting 120 years ago on 4 August 1897, when the Mint was still located at Tower Hill in London.
Explore a virtual tour of our temporary exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Royal Mint in Wales.
How did women begin working in coin production? What jobs did they do? And how has the role of women in the Mint changed over time?
It was not until the reign of Henry VIII that a gold coin known as a crown was introduced.
Like the crown, the half-crown was introduced as a gold coin during the reign of Henry VIII.
Like the sixpence, the threepenny piece first appeared as a silver coin in 1551.
Halfpennies and farthings become a regular feature of the currency in the 13th century.
It is important not to overlook even small coins in poor condition as they can also tell a fascinating story.
Coins for Uruguay were first struck at the Royal Mint in 1953, making up an order of almost 250 million pieces.
The Royal Mint has a long relationship with Jordan stretching back to the first national coinage.
The origins of Iceland’s relationship with the Royal Mint may be found in the Second World War.
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.
Medals and Seals
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.