10 pences - X - X marks the spot
Series: United Kingdom - Quintessentially British A-Z Ten Pences
As our story unfolds and X marks the spot, At The Royal Mint Experience you can find the whole lot.
Steeped in mystery and unclear in origin, ‘X marks the spot’ has taken on many meanings and been intertwined with popular culture, mythology and everyday life for centuries. The first recorded use of X marks the spot was in 1813, although it’s widely thought that it is much older than this.
From pirates and treasure hunters to famous explorers, the saying goes that X marks the spot where the bounty is held. It’s the point to head to on an expedition, it’s where the long-lost treasure is hidden and it’s often the final meeting point in countless films.
For The Great British Coin Hunt, The Royal Mint Experience marks the spot, the only place in the world where you can see UK coins being made.