Scenes of coins being pressed at Royal Mint, London.
Unissued / unused material.
Royal Mint, London.
Various shots machinery working, reducing and cutting die from artists model of coin. Various shots rolling mills where metal is rolled out to its right thickness to make coins. Various shots blank stamping machine. Blanks are revolved in drum and acid is squirted on them. Man walks to machine, turns blanks out into a receptacle. C/U weighting coins. Various shots stamping shop and coin stamping machine. Coins fall down chute, holed metal coming out of machine. Various shots man turning coins out for sorting. Various shots man putting coins into furnaces. More shots stamping machine with coins falling out of machine. Coins being sorted and checked. Coins dropping from conveyor belt in to tray. C/U bag of coins being emptied on conveyor. Various shots men sorting coins and working bag filling machines. Man stacking bags of coins. Shots taking away bags on trucks. Men pulling truck load of coins away from bank.
Date given on old record is 14/06/1948.