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Our history

Our History

Over the centuries, The Royal Mint has evolved to become a sophisticated manufacturer which operates today as a government-owned company. Over our 1,100-year-history we have changed along with the nation we serve – through wars and political upheavals, social and economic progress, and technological and scientific advances.

The Royal Mint Museum

The Royal Mint Museum has a collection of British coins of unparalleled importance. It sheds light not just on the coins issued but also, through artwork, equipment and a unique collection of trial and experimental pieces, on their design and manufacture. Visit The Royal Mint Museum’s website to gain unprecedented access to learning resources, the collection, and information about its exhibitions and events. Gain a fascinating insight into the history of The Royal Mint, its technological advances over the centuries, and learn about the role of the people at the heart of this great organisation.

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Education and learning resources

Engage with The Royal Mint Museum and its collection in new ways through learning resources designed for adults, young people and the classroom. Discover how coins are made and keep up to date with resources for our latest themes.


The collection

The Royal Mint Museum has one of the finest collections of coins, medals, artwork and minting equipment in the world. Visit the website to explore collection highlights, view recent acquisitions, and engage with our library, archive and photographic and film collection.

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