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  • Short Summary

    Decimal coins are being minted at the Royal Mint ready for decimal day.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Royal Mint. Decimal coins are being minted ready for decimal day.

    VS of ingots of metal being smelted. Lots of molten metal being poured into moulds. VS of coin shapes being cut / pressed. Coin markings are being stamped by lots of machinery. Lots of 10 pence pieces are sorted also 5p pieces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3408.01
    Media URN:
    92643
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Sound:
    mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:02:48:00
    Canister:
    UN 4657 G

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This clip's current date range of 1970-79 can be somewhat reduced. Decimal 5p and 10p coins like those seen in the clip were produced as early as 1968 in preparation for decimalisation. "Decimal Day" itself was the 15th February 1971. The date of this clip can therefore safely be reduced to 1968-71.

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