Coins and Kings

Discover over 500 years of coins forged in the Royal Mint.

Discover over 500 years of coins forged in the Royal Mint.

When

  • Open daily

Ticketing info

Included in palace admission

The Royal Mint at the Tower – an interactive exhibition

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.

How coins changed history

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 on Mint Street

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.

Surprising stories

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.

Mint Master: play the game!

Can you manage the Mint for over 500 years in history? Play our game, ‘Mint Master: Making the King’s coins’ and find out!

Download Mint Master for free on your mobile phone or tablet from the iTunes store, Google Play or Amazon. 

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

Explore what's on

Chief Yeoman Warder carrying the Tower keys

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

Tower of London
View of the White Tower exterior

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

Tower of London

Doors open 18:15 for a 18:30 start.

Special commemorative firings at the Tower that take place on the Gun Park located on the Wharf.

06 February 2018

Tower of London

Gun salute begins at 13:00

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The Royal Mint’s 2017 British coin set, marks the year’s memorable events and anniversaries. Commemorative proof.

Royal Mint UK commemorative proof coin set 2017

The Royal Mint’s 2017 British coin set, marks the year’s memorable events and anniversaries. Commemorative proof.

£125.00

The Royal Mint’s 2017 British coin set, marks the year’s memorable events and anniversaries. Commemorative proof.

Royal Mint Sapphire Jubilee 2017 commemorative coin

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee. Mark the occasion with this uncirculated Royal Mint coin.

£14.99

The Remembrance Day 2017 official coin

The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 official coin

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".

19.99