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Royal Mint

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the procedure for authorising the Royal Mint to produce medallions or plaques bearing the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen.

The procedure for authorising the Royal Mint to manufacture medallions or plaques bearing the effigy of Her Majesty depends on whether it is an official United Kingdom issue, or is to be produced for one of the Royal Mint's other clients, in this country or overseas.Designs for all official United Kingdom medallions and plaques are submitted to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee, the selected design then being submitted by the Master of the Mint to Her Majesty for approval. Designs for all other issues are primarily the responsibility of the Royal Mint's client, but in cases involving the use of Her Majesty's effigy the Royal Mint invariably seeks confirmation that no objections have been raised by any of the interested parties before proceeding with a commission.