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Royal Mint UK – Queen’s 90th Birthday Medal Competition


The Royal Mint is looking for young designers across South Wales to enter a competition to design both sides of a very special medal – lucky winners will have their design struck in bronze for presentation to Her Majesty The Queen to wish her a very happy 90th birthday.

The Royal Mint Museum’s Education Manager Lucy-Ann Pickering said “This is a fantastic opportunity for the primary schoolchildren of South Wales to show off their talent for design. We are asking for both a ‘heads’ and a ‘tails’ image for the medal, which should take inspiration from The Queen’s long reign, and show something of her personality, or perhaps feature her interests or hobbies.”

Winners will not only have their design struck onto a bronze medal for presentation to The Queen, but will also receive copies of the medal for themselves and their school as a memento of their achievement. They will also be invited to tour The Royal Mint’s new Visitor Centre in Llantrisant, South Wales with their families, and win a free visit and workshop at the Visitor Centre for their primary school class.

With a closing date of Friday 4 March, there is still time for budding designers to put pen to paper to come up with a winning idea – a competition pack has been sent to all primary schools in the region. Entrants are invited to submit designs – which must be entered via their schools – in one of three age groups: 5-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-11 years. The winner and runner-up of each category not selected as the overall winner will each receive a prize.

Designs should be drawn on A4 paper, and submitted via schools to The Royal Mint no later than Friday 4 March. For further information, please contact Lucy-Ann Pickering at [email protected], or telephone 01443 623337.

The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 the Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on Tower Hill in London. In 1967, the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage. Today, the Mint is the world’s largest export mint, supplying coins to the UK and overseas countries.

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