How many of us have ever asked ourselves the question – what’s in my change? Those of us who have will know the answer, of course, which is – more history, art and treasure than you could imagine! Let me elaborate…
On Day 15 of our Facebook Advent Calendar, we asked our fans to send us their explanations of the notoriously difficult-to-explain Football Offside Rule.
With 3 prizes on offer of a London 2012 Olympic Football 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coin for the versions that we found the most amusing, we had a great time judging them! Here are the 3 Winners; we hope you enjoy and learn from these versions as much as we did!
It’s hard to be brief about the treasures held safely for the nation behind the anonymous door that opens to The Royal Mint Museum, but I’m going to try, so here are some snippets:
The Museum holds a cabinet said to be Sir Isaac Newton’s when he was Master of the Mint from 1699-1727; pistols from the Tower of London that provided the security of those times and literally thousands of coins from all over the world. Plasters of coins and medals from the late 19th Century, wax impressions of the Great Seals of the Realm and other official Seals from the start of the 20th century, are all preserved here.
The Royal Mint’s social media team were lucky enough to have a work experience placement called Leah for a week in July 2013. We asked Leah to post on Facebook asking people to suggest questions that they would like to be answered. Leah researched and wrote the answers to your questions.
You can read her findings below!
We want to design a folder for collectors of coins from change that is the best it can possibly be!
We have been working on designs, but we need your input.
Which coins would you like to collect? How many should each collection contain? How can we improve on the London 2012 50p collector folder?
Please complete the form below and leave any additional comments on this blog or over on Facebook! We’ll pick one lucky person to win a special prize for helping us out!
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There are only TWO shopping days left on The Royal Mint website this Christmas. If you still can’t decide what you want, here are our suggestions!
As most of you will know our themes for the year were Titanic, Charles Dickens, London 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee. Here we bring together a selection of videos that represent the best of each occasion!