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‘What's that in old money?’

15 February 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of D Day - Decimalisation Day.

Tuch worked with The Royal Mint Museum on various projects to commemorate this event, designing a logo for the commemorations and material for a short story and medal design competition.

We also worked with the Museum and Spink to design a 240 page hardback book, 'When Britain went Decimal: The coinage of 1971'. Written by respected historian Mark Stocker the book charts the process of decimalisation in great detail and is illustrated with designs, photographs and documents form the Museum's collection, many published for the first time.

Plans for a temporary exhibition at the Royal Mint Experience went through several changes due to the pandemic. A stripped back exhibition eventually opened to the public in June and will will continue to February 2022.

The exhibition includes a gesture activated interactive TV showing 70s clips including the amusing Decimal 5 clips. There is a large replica of a decimal currency converter which visitors can use.

The Museum also created a wonderful programme for care homes to use for reminiscence sessions with their residents. 'Museum in a Box' contains replicas and original objects from the decimalisation era.

We created publicity for the programme launch and interactive designers Red Delta created 3D printed actual size replicas of the currency converters.

The programme has, deservedly, been a great success and resulted in the Museum being shortlisted for the Community Impact Museums and Heritage award.

See the Royal Mint Museum website.

Royal Mint Decimalisation logo
Royal Mint Decimalisation exhibition
Royal Mint Decimalisation logo


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