The Royal Mint Blog

The Royal Mint Blog

We’ve moved!

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Our blog has now moved to www.royalmint.com/stories.

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Coins in Great Works of Literature

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Coins are such an intrinsic part of our lives and the team at the Royal Mint Museum have been leafing through their extensive library to find out how authors have used coins and money in their work. Read on for some of our favourite and most interesting quotes and the coins that accompany them. ……………………………………………………………………. ... Read more...

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The Royal Mint and The Victoria Cross

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Coins from The Royal Mint have captured some of Britain’s most epic battles, the great commanders who marshalled the troops, and the courage of those who served for our country.  The 50p has featured five military-themed designs and, as part of our celebration of the coin’s 50th anniversary, all of them have been recreated in ... Read more...

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The History of the Coin Toss

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With so many large sporting events occurring recently and over the coming months, at The Royal Mint we’ve been thinking about the coin toss and the effect that this simple act can have on the game itself. The act of flipping a coin to determine between two possible outcomes is a practice that has taken ... Read more...

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Do You Think You Could Pass The Royal Mint’s 1914 Entry Exam?

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Ahead of the summer holidays and a well-deserved break, many of us will be either finishing exams or perhaps know someone who is.  But spare a thought for the young men who wished to become clerks in The Royal Mint Operative Department back in 1914.   Our Museum team recently shared this exam paper from 1914, ... Read more...

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