Date(s) - 10 March, 2020
Visit to The Royal Mint, Llantrisant
The Royal Mint has moved from its traditional location close to the Tower of London to brand new premises in South Wales which provide the opportunity to visit and watch coins being minted and see many of the rarest coins in the world displayed together with medals – both historic and modern – also produced here.
On arrival at the Royal Mint at around mid-day we will be taken to a private room where we will be provided with a light lunch (sandwiches, crisps, fruit selection) and orange juice / water (included in the price). After a security check we will be shown a brief introductory video and our guide will outline the history of coinage and the manufacturing process that goes into creating the coins in our pockets. We will also learn about all the different methods taken to ensure our coins are amongst the most secure in the world.
We will then move to the viewing area where we will see the processing whereby blank disks are converted into fountains of coins, before moving to an area where we can mint our own coin or have our photo taken beside £1 million-pound worth of coins (additional charges apply). Our guide will accompany us into the exhibition area which houses some of the most important historical artefacts in the 1100-year history of the Royal Mint, where we can explore at our own pace. There is a gift shop with commemorative coins, gifts and souvenirs, and a café.
Cost includes coach travel, admission charge and lunch.
A: 8.00 am St Edmund’s Church, Lanehouse Rocks Rd.
B: 8.00 am St Nicholas’ Church, Buxton Rd.
C: 8.10 am Spa Hotel, Dorchester Rd.
D: 8.30 am Dorchester Market Car Park
Cost: Members £45.00 Non-NTSDA members £47.00
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