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Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) Papers

The Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) was established in 1922 with the personal approval of George V. It exists to raise the standard of numismatic and medallic art in Britain and is expected to ensure that designs meet high standards of decency and good taste. Its purpose is to advise government departments, and ultimately Her Majesty The Queen, in matters of design with respect to coins, medals, seals and decorations. In relation to the United Kingdom coinage this entails seeking the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whereas in relation to official medals, seals and decorations, it involves working with representatives of the sponsoring government departments concerned and making recommendations through the Cabinet Office.