The Royal Mint has evolved to become a sophisticated industrial concern operating today as a government company. The 1100 or so years of its existence track the history of Britain through its wars and political upheavals, its social and economic progress, its technological and scientific advances. Its history is in short woven into that of Britain itself.

 

 

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Isaac Newton, Warden and Master of the Royal Mint 1696-1727

Isaac Newton, Warden and Master of the Royal Mint 1696-1727

Newton took an active interest in mint affairs.

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The Royal Mint Swimming Club

The Royal Mint Swimming Club

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.

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Films and Photographs

Films and Photographs

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

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William Wyon

William Wyon

Wyon's enduring reputation rests largely on his coin and medal portraits of Queen Victoria.

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