Strike Your Own Coin | The Royal Mint

Since The Royal Mint Experience opened its doors in 2016, we have welcomed thousands of visitors and have built a reputation as one of the most worthwhile places to visit in South Wales.

As part of your tour, you will have the opportunity to strike your very own coin. It is worth noting that the design of the coin alters, depending on what theme we are celebrating at the time of your visit.

Strike your own Iguanodon 50p

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In 1822 Mary Mantell found a fossilised tooth embedded in the rocks by the side of the road near Lewes in Sussex. Her husband Dr Gideon Mantell, an amateur palaeontologist, realised it belonged to a giant extinct reptile which he named Iguanodon in 1825.

Iguanodon lived during the Early Cretaceous period, 140–110 million years ago. Reaching a length of about ten metres, Iguanodon probably walked on both two and four legs. It may have used its thumb spike to fend off predators or prepare its food. 

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Strike your own Hylaeosaurus 50p

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An explosion in a quarry in Tilgate Forest, Sussex in 1832 revealed the remains of a mysterious animal. The fragments of bone and rock were acquired by Dr Gideon Mantell, an amateur palaeontologist, who was able to piece them together into a single skeleton.

Hylaeosaurus was the first armoured dinosaur ever to be discovered and lived during the Early Cretaceous period, 150–135 million years ago. Measuring around three to four metres long, it was a herbivore and likely a solitary animal.

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Notice to all guests

Striking Your Own Coin is available to all tour guests. This can be purchased at check-in for £6.90. Coins are limited to one per person and tours are strictly limited to one per day. Strike Your Own Coin can be purchased on arrival at The Royal Mint Experience.

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