Discover over 500 years of coins forged in the Royal Mint.
Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower is a permanent exhibition at the Tower of London, exploring the story of the Mint during the years it was based at the Tower, between c1279 and 1812.
Featuring rare and unique objects from the Royal Mint Museum’s collection, the exhibition tells the story of some of the most famous monarchs who reigned over the Mint and how their coins reflected power struggles and politics.
Life in the Mint could be hard, but it was often a family business within a tight-knit community. Explore what life was like for the workers of Mint Street through outdoor installations and interactive displays.
Coins and Kings reveals many surprising stories, including Sir Isaac Newton’s efforts to catch counterfeiters and tales of thievery, ransom and even mysterious illness.
Can you manage the Mint for over 500 years in history? Play our game, ‘Mint Master: Making the King’s coins’ and find out!
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In partnership with the Royal Mint Museum. The exhibition was developed in partnership with the Royal Mint Museum, the independent charity and museum which looks after the collection and archives of the Royal Mint.Read about life on Mint Street Play the Mint Master game! Surprising stories of the Mint
Member-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.
17 December 2017. 21 January, 18 February, 18 March, 15 April 2018.
See the Line of Kings and the Chapel of St John the Evangelist after hours with a White Tower guide, at the Tower of London.
19 February and 12 March 2018
Doors open 18:15 for a 18:30 start.
The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 brilliant uncirculated poppy commemorative coin is the first official coin minted by the Royal Mint to commemorate Armistice Day. The design, by Stephen Taylor, features red Flanders poppies, the longstanding symbol of remembrance and the inscription "Silence Speaks When Words Can Not".