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Penny Lane - The Royal Mint Cardiff

February - Bonnie and Richard

Penny Lane - The Royal Mint Cardiff
We visited Cardiff for a few days early February as we have never been and it’s only 90 minutes from our home. The Royal Mint is 30 minutes from Cardiff and a very interesting place to visit. In the lobby a Mini covered in predecimal penny coins was on display as well as a coin covered Gromit from Wallace and Gromit. We had a guided tour, pressed our own Jubilee coins and spent a fair bit of time in the museum. The Mint makes coins for many different countries as well as medals for the Olympics. During Covid they made masks (our waiter at The Ivy told us that as he was one of the mask makers).
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