in Marsh & District
Local History Society
Summer Outing 2023
Members together with guests travelled down
to Cardiff, South Wales with a lunch stop in the capital, before travelling a
few miles to LLANTRISANT where The Royal Mint is situated, originally located
at The Tower of London.
Security is very evident, all of us searched
before entering the main building.
After seeing the mass production of thousands of coins, we were taken
to see The Royal Mint Exhibition which is a unique collection of precious
historical coins and rare artefacts.
One of the items an Alfred the Great penny which is 1,100 years old,
together with medals from the 2012 Olympics and the U.K.’s first sovereign
Members were also given the chance to
‘strike’ their own ‘uncirculated’ coin.
Visitors are also able to see the craftsmanship in designing and
finalising new coins.
An enjoyable experience and one that should
be well remembered.