Coins and Kings

For the first time ever, visitors can enter 2a Mint Street and discover the history of the Mint at the Tower of London. The exhibition, Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower, in partnership with the Royal Mint Museum, explores six key ‘moments’ from the history of the Mint, including Isaac Newton’s efforts to rid London of counterfeiters when he was Warden of the Mint. Other stories chart Edward I’s harsh punishments for people who tampered with his coins, Elizabeth I’s restoration of the coinage following her father Henry VIII’s disastrous meddling, and Charles II’s rejection of Commonwealth money, bringing to life the stories of people and monarchs at the Mint. This area brings another layer of the 1000 years of history at this fortress to life. These products have been inspired by this exhibition.
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