In its role as an important British institution the Mint at Llantrisant has played a key part in both national and local celebrations. Coins have been produced for royal jubilees, weddings and birthdays as well as sporting events, such as the huge range of coins produced for the London Olympics in 2012.
In 1986 the Royal Mint celebrated 1100 years in minting, recognising the unbroken thread that linked us to the London of Alfred the Great. To mark the occasion a touring exhibition, the brainchild of Deputy Master, Jeremy Gerhard, was opened in London by Prince Philip before travelling to Cardiff, Leeds, Oxford, Edinburgh, Belfast and Antwerp. In its first year a smaller version of the exhibition also travelled to the United States.
Meanwhile local anniversaries have not been neglected. As part of the celebrations to mark the 650th anniversary in 1996 of the Llantrisant Town Charter, the Royal Mint produced a commemorative medal. Designed by Royal Mint engraver Bob Evans, the medal features the Llantrisant bowmen at the battle of Creçy and an artistic representation of the town on the hill.