Royalty and St George & The Dragon – The Top 10 Facts

I’ve felt surrounded by Georges and Dragons lately! So my friends in our Museum have helped me pull together these Top 10 Facts about them, that I think you really need to know… Our flagship coin, the Sovereign, is known and recognised throughout the world. It’s our most famous coin and shows St George, the … Read more…

A Silver Penny for every baby – worldwide coverage!

There’s been a huge response to The Royal Mint’s gift of a Lucky Silver Penny to UK-born babies lucky enough to share their birthdate with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Baby.

Part of my job at The Royal Mint is to know who’s talking about us and where we are receiving media coverage. I thought it would be a fun thing to share, so here’s my ‘Lucky 7’ Royal Round-up of world-wide coverage of our Lucky Silver Penny promotion!

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Inside The Royal Mint – Part two – The Royal Mint grounds

Having safely passed security procedures at reception, known internally as ‘The Police Lodge’, we find ourselves outside again in a leafy, landscaped area with buildings all around us. As you leave the safety of the Police Lodge, you are immediately presented with a live digital noticeboard that displays up-to-the-minute Health & Safety statistics.  This serves … Read more…

Inside The Royal Mint – Part one – through the gates

As we go about our daily business here at The Royal Mint, we sometimes take for granted the historic and even quirky practices and sights we experience every day. 

In this short series we share some of them with you, to give you a flavour of our lives at the world’s largest export mint and the UK’s oldest manufacturing company. So, first of all, let’s make our way in…

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A badge of honour – our pride in making medals at The Royal Mint

Maybe we’ve been too modest about our medal making, or maybe we’ve just been doing it for so long that it’s become second nature to us, but our part in making the first batch of Arctic Star medals and Bomber Command clasps has inspired us to share some lesser-known information about this part of our business.

Arctic Star Medals in production at The Royal Mint
Arctic Star Medals in production at The Royal Mint

Medals are produced in a dedicated ‘Medal Cell’, staffed by highly skilled craftsmen and women who all have an inspiring passion for their work. The Royal Mint liaises directly with the diverse organisations that issue the medals, awards and honours. On occasion we are honoured to deal directly with Her Majesty The Queen or HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh both of whom take a keen interest in medals. Our Museum also holds historic documents and artifacts that add fascinating background to the story of medals at The Royal Mint.

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