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Birmingham Mint

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The Birmingham Mint in Birmingham, England was established in 1794 in Slaney Street by Ralph Heaton I, using second-hand coin presses bought from the estate of Matthew Boulton.

Over the next 200 years, the mint became renowned globally for its high quality coins. As the use of coinage around the world grew during in the 18th and 19th centuries the mint expanded.

In later years, the plant became increasingly busy with the introduction of the Euro within the European Union; the mint produced several million €1 and €2 coins. However, a slump in trade and contractual agreements between them and the Royal Mint in London resulted in the sale of the mint in late 2003.

The Birmingham Mint has since been acquired by JFT Law & Co Limited and is continuing to provide its clients with high quality products.

In addition to manufacturing coins, the Birmingham Mint also produces proof medals and tokens for vending machines.

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