With more than 1,000 years of history, The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint with around 15 per cent of the worldwide market. Its first responsibility is to make and distribute United Kingdom coins as well as to supply blanks and official medals. Beyond the UK The Royal Mint supplies some 100 issuing authorities around the world with coins and blanks (metal discs which are minted into coins). It can produce 90 million coins and blanks a week, which equates to around five billion coins a year.
The Royal Mint’s secure headquarters are located in South Wales where it employs over 900 people. The 35-acre site is guarded by the Ministry of Defence Police which oversee the year round 24×7 security.