Sunday, February 25, 2024

Birmingham Mint to Become a Museum!

This was a headline in 2003 when it was announced that the ‘commemorative coin and medal manufacturing side of the Birmingham Mint is going to have a future as a working museum and visitor attraction in the Jewellery Quarter. The 200 year old business in Icknield Street closed in May 2003 after going into administration. It began stamping coins in 1794’.

The Mint is now residential but the developers are still trying to cram even more housing onto the site.

What happened then? We lost out on this, same as the Elkingtons building – but at least that building does have a blue commemorative plaque, if you can find it!

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