Royal Mint documents currently misplaced whilst on loan to a government department

FOI request reference: F0043273
Publication date: October 2015

Request:

I recently noticed that 4 Royal Mint documents are currently “misplaced while on loan of government organization”. I would like to receive more details about these records so I can ask the institution involved for a thorough search.

MINT 20/3501

MINT 20/3502

MINT 20/3720

MINT 20/4130

Of these records I would like to know:

  1. To which government institution have they been lent (probably all Royal Mint).
  2. At which dates have these documents been lent to the institution(s).
  3. With which employees at the institution(s) the National Archives hashad contact at the time that the loan was requested.

Please clearly indicate which information belongs to which record.

Outcome:

Successful

Response:

Thank you for your enquiry of 12th September 2015, in which you asked for the following information about four Royal Mint documents currently misplaced whilst on loan to a government department.

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request.

We are pleased to be able to provide this information to you.

In your request you asked the following questions in relation to the documents listed below:

MINT 20/3501: De la Rue (Thomas): position as agents of Royal Mint.

MINT 20/3502: De la Rue (Thomas): Royal Mint’s relationship with.

MINT 20/3720: Issue of materials to Birmingham Mint in aid of contracts; policy.

MINT 20/4130: Jamaica: decimalisation; designs for coins.

1.To which government institution have they been lent?

All four documents have been loaned to the Royal Mint.

  1. At which dates have these documents been lent to the institution(s)?

MINT 20/3501, 3502 and 3720 were ordered on the 12th July 2002.  The documents were then dispatched on the 15th July 2002.  MINT 20/4130 was ordered on the 23rd March 2004 and was dispatched on the 24th March 2004.

  1. With which employees at the institution(s) the National Archives has had contact at the time that the loan was requested?

We do not hold any communications between the National Archives and the Royal Mint at the time the documents were requested. As such we cannot provide you with the names of the Royal Mint employees who requested the documents.