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The Royal Mint
Although there were mints in London in the Roman and early Anglo-Saxon periods, it was not until Alfred the Great occupied the city in 886 that a continuous history down to the present Royal Mint can be established.
From 1300 until 1811 the Royal Mint was housed between the inner and outer walls of the Tower of London and during this time it is regularly referred to as the Tower Mint.
Early in the 19th century the pressure of work and need to adopt the new steam powered minting machinery saw the mint moved to Little Tower Hill where first production began in 1810.
It was again necessary to re-house the mint with the need to prepare for decimal coins; this time it moved to Llantrisant in South Wales. The first coins were struck there in 1968.
The Royal Mint, An Outline History, London 1977
Dyer, G.P. Royal Sovereign 1489-1989, Royal Mint Publications, London 1989
Cooper, Denis R. The Art and Craft of Coinmaking, Spink & Sons, London, 1988
Annual Reports of the Royal Mint
Challis, C. E., A New History of The Royal Mint, Cambridge University Press, 1992 http://www.royalmint.com/Corporate/History/TheRoyalMint/llantrisant.aspx
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Australia Threepence, 1911 Matt proof with milled edge Mint: Royal, LondonImages: 2
Australia World War I British War Medal 1914 - 1920 Mint: Royal, London Awarded to: 2190 PTE. A.S. SKILBECK. 26 BN. A.I.F. Alfred Sanderson Skilbeck "The British War Medal 1914-1920, a ...Images: 2
World War I British War Medal, 1914-1920. From the Royal Mint, London. Awarded to Lieut. Leslie Tweedie, AIF. Born in Ballarat, Tweedie was a hotel clerk when enlisted on 23 Sep 1914, ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Melbourne 1854 Exhibition Prize Trial Strike in White Metal Mint: Royal Mint London Other Details: A uniface white metal trial for the prize medal ( ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1
Great Britain London Medal - Great Britain, British Empire Exhibition, 1924 (AD) Tower Bridge medal by Percy Metcalfe Mint: Royal Mint, London Other Details: The Tower Bridge over the ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 1
Australia New South Wales Sydney Half Sovereign, 1855 Second Type Pattern Mint: London Other Details: Felton Bequest Funds 1855 was the first year that the Sydney Branch of the Royal M ...From: Sydney, Australia Images: 2