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Summer Outing 2023


Visit by Members and Guests to ‘The Royal Mint’ near Cardiff on 19th April 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 from 1459.

 

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.

 

          

 

 

Ray Poulton