World of Coins

Research and reference => Numismatics => Topic started by: <k> on June 05, 2012, 03:16:24 PM

Title: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: <k> on June 05, 2012, 03:16:24 PM
I've just been looking at the Royal Mint's website, and its Museum section has been massively updated. It is now well worth a visit - there is something for everyone:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/



Start by looking at the sitemap:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/sitemap.html

But be aware that even some of the links in the site map contain further links and subdivisions.



Highlight.

Making money:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/history/making-money/index.html

which leads to a few videos on the same subject:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/education-and-learning/how-coins-are-made/index.html
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: <k> on June 05, 2012, 03:16:30 PM
For Figleaf, I suggest Double portraits (3 pages):

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/british-coinage/art-and-design/double-portraits-on-the-coinage/index.html

(http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/images/british-coinage/art-and-design/double-portraits-of-the-coinage/philip-and-mary-shilling.jpg)

and Master tools and dies

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/collection/collection-highlights/master-tools-dies/index.html

(http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/images/collection/collection-highlights/master-tools-dies/cromwell-crown-dies/Cromwell_ov.jpg)
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: <k> on June 05, 2012, 03:18:34 PM
For anydg, I suggest the 1933 penny:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/collection/collection-highlights/coins/1933-penny/index.html

and "An unusual Abyssinia medal":

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/collection/collection-highlights/medals/an-unusual-abyssinia-medal/index.html

(http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/images/collection/collection-highlights/medals/an-unusual-abyssinia-medal/abbysmed_ov.jpg)
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: <k> on June 05, 2012, 03:25:19 PM
For augsburger there is a large section on the 2012 Olympics, including interviews and Powerpoint presentations:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/education-and-learning/resources-for-teachers/london-2012-activities/index.html
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: <k> on June 05, 2012, 03:28:51 PM
For UK Decimal + there is an online exhibition on St George and the Dragon:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/exhibition-and-events/online-exhibitions/st-george-and-the-dragon/index.html

Here's my own favourite, a design by George Kruger-Gray:

(http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/images/exhibition-events/online-exhibitions/st-george-and-the-dragon/slide18.jpg)

But Percy Metcalfe's design was chosen for that 1935 crown instead.
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: <k> on June 05, 2012, 03:30:24 PM
And a section on the Diamond Jubilee, including a short video interview with Ian Rank-Broadley, who designed the Queen's 2012 portrait for the Jubilee:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/education-and-learning/resources-for-teachers/diamond-jubilee-activities/index.html
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: Figleaf on June 05, 2012, 08:25:40 PM
For Figleaf, I suggest Double portraits

Good choice, thanks. I also caught some fun with the pages on the trial of the pyx and the timeline and there's probably more to discover there. If they'd listen to me (unlikely) you'd be able to click through to high resolution pics of whole coins, uncovered by letters or other illustrations. If I know my civil servants, they will still have those original illustrations and putting them up would be virtually free.

Peter
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: augsburger on June 06, 2012, 06:21:59 AM
I actually went into the Museum, which is actually not very big, but has a lot of stuff stored there. They didn't show us much other than their 50p collection, so it could have been a lot more interesting, but hey, I spent the day whiling around doing not too much.  ;D
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: ghipszky on June 09, 2012, 12:29:26 AM
Figleaf,
Where you advise someone who wanted, and could only afford one coin, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee coin? Is there a good website??
Ginger
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: augsburger on June 09, 2012, 03:39:10 AM
The Royal Mint website has a £5 diamond jubilee crown coin for about £13, not sure about international shipping etc.
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: Figleaf on June 09, 2012, 12:13:05 PM
All the "official" stuff can be found here (http://www.royalmint.com/). My advice would be to go for the best value for money, i.e. the piece you like best, taking price into account. That's not necessarily a coin. They show a medal also. Since you are going for a picture, the status of the piece is not important (Unless you think it is).

The "£5" pseudo coin Augsburger mentioned is here (http://www.royalmint.com/shop/the_official_queens_diamond_jubilee_uk_5_pound_coin).

Peter
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: <k> on June 09, 2012, 12:21:24 PM
There is a cheaper one here (http://www.airedalecoins.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?cPath=21_26&products_id=2401&osCsid=4ba268f23fd2e38b73a87f348d2c9e88) from a British dealer I have used in the past, though shipping and insurance will cost another 8 pounds or so. It IS an official collector coin, though Figleaf calls it a "pseudo-coin" because it is not intended to circulate.
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: augsburger on June 09, 2012, 03:59:26 PM
I'd call it a pseudo coin too, I have stopped collecting £5 coins since I couldn't get them for £5, the mint even offered me the Henry VIII coin for £5 but seeing as it wasn't circulating I didn't really want it.
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: Filat on February 18, 2014, 07:28:30 AM
I've just been looking at the Royal Mint's website, and its Museum section has been massively updated. It is now well worth a visit - there is something for everyone:

http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/

Wonderful site, but why on the site of the Royal Mint, the picture shows a very rough fake, with soldered stripe on Edge?
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: Filat on February 20, 2014, 06:45:21 AM
Forgery is made with fastening strip on the edge of not butt and lapped.
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: Figleaf on February 20, 2014, 06:18:33 PM
The seam you point out is visible on all the illustrations I have. I think is was because the collar was open, i.e. the inscription was not rolled in, but struck at the same time as the coin. The collar looked like a ring, but was cut through, for removal after striking. The striking process opened the collar slightly and produced the seam.

It is true that the letters seem too close to the edge, but that may be the angle and the light.

Peter
Title: Re: Royal Mint Museum online: major update
Post by: Filat on February 20, 2014, 07:15:50 PM
I repeat - the site of the Royal Mint shows extremely rough fake - a thin metal strip with letters and symbols attached to the base by soldering.