The Royal Mint has been minting coins for roughly eleven hundred years of operation, and has made coins not only for Brittan but also for numerous other countries. Today some of those countries, such as Canada and Australia no longer depend upon the Royal Mint for their coins, having their own mints. In the case of Australia the current mints are located where old branch mints of the Royal Mint once were, perhaps not in the original buildings but in the same vicinity. While some countries still have the royal Mint produce their coins, some no longer do and have opted to have another source for their money. But the Royal Mint is still charged with minting all of the coins for the United Kingdom.
Needless to say the history of the Royal Mint is reflected in a vast number of collectible coins. And still more collectible coins are being produced regularly.
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