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Catalogues of the Royal Mint Museum Collection

Listing almost 2000 items, the first published catalogue of the Royal Mint Museum collection was written in 1874 by William Webster. Thirty years later, the first Curator of the Royal Mint Museum, William John Hocking, began work on a new catalogue of the collection. The first volume compiled by Hocking was published in 1906 and was devoted to the Museum’s collection of nearly 5000 coins and tokens. As well as descriptions of the items, it included historical notes and appendices to make a coherent account of these parts of the collection. The second volume, dealing with dies, medals and seals, was published in 1910 and included almost 4000 dies and just over 1000 medals and seals.