New Coins and Kings exhibition at the Tower


A new exhibit at the Tower of London explores the story of the Royal Mint. Pic: Minàl Kay

The Historic Royal Palaces in partnership with the Royal Mint Museum has opened a new permanent exhibition at the Tower of London.

Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower explores the story of the Mint during the years it was based at the Tower, between c1279 and 1812.

Megan Gooch, Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, said: “The Tower is widely known as a palace and prison and of course home of the Crown Jewels, but it was also a hive of industry and The Mint was one of these industries, where most of the nation’s coins were made for over 500 years.”

Visitors will be able to explore five pivotal “moments” of the history of the Mint, including stories about King Edward I and Sir Isaac Newton.

Each moment will be represented by a key coin made at the Tower and the exhibition features other rare objects related to Britain’s coinage.

To accompany the exhibition a free new interactive mobile app called Mint Master, has been introduced to allow users to explore three historical eras of The Mint of England.

A list of different events that will take place until June can be found here:


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