The British Royal Mint - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)
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The British Royal Mint, previously known simply as the Royal Mint has been Britain's official and chief mint for over 1,000 years. It is not known where it was originally sited, but it moved to the Tower of London in about 1279, when it was also known as the Tower Mint. It moved again to nearby Tower Hill in 1811, and again in 1969 to Llantrisant in South Wales.
The Royal Mint produces all or most of the UK's coinage, and also produces coins for a large number of other countries.
Although there is a small gift shop on site at Llantrisant there is no public admission to the Mint itself. Conducted tours were discontinued on health, safety and insurance grounds sometime after 1969.
Besides being a major production facility, the Royal Mint also wholesales its collector coins through a number of distribution channels, and retails direct through its "Coin Club". Collectors in North America should contact the Royal Mint's distributors or agents in either the USA or Canada.
The Bank of England is the UK's central bank, and is responsible for the production and issue of banknotes. Its museum is worth a visit.
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