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Encyclopaedia of the North East

M - Mint

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mint
1
 n A place where money is coined. 
2 v To coin, invent, to stamp. 

Aberdeen had its own mint producing coins for Scotland from the 13th to the 16th century. Coins were not struck throughout this period but when the need arose and metal was available. Like all early mints it was a small affair (all one needed were the dies, the metal and a hammer). It is uncertain if it ever had a permanent site within the town. 

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