Historic Royal Palaces: Coins & Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower



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A new permanent exhibition at the Tower of London explores the history of the Mint during the 500-plus years it was based there from 1279.

Through outdoor installations and interactive displays, visitors can learn about what was involved in mass-producing Britain’s coins for the nation and hear some of the unique stories surrounding the Royal Mint, from Isaac Newton’s efforts to ride London of counterfeiters, Elizabeth I’s restoration of the currency following the disruption caused by her father, King Henry VIII, to why the Mint moved out of the Tower under George III.