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Hello,

Numista now has some pages to describe the mints. See for instance:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/mint.php?id=7
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/mint.php?id=24

These pages are available either via the big list of the 3100+ mints currently listed on Numista:
https://en.numista.com/numisdoc/articles/mints.php

or via the coin pages, when the mint is referenced, for instance:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19017.html

The work to add details and mintmark pictures about all the mints is still in progress. Feel free to participate by opening a ticket on the forum about the "Numista coin catalogue" and tick "creation or modification of a mint"
Nicely done.
Sorry to nitpick, but:

Saint Petersburg Mint:

1. "It was founded by Peter the Great in 1724 on the territory of Peter and Paul Fortress, so it is one of the oldest industrial enterprises in Saint Petersburg." to "It was founded by Peter the Great in 1724 on the territory of Peter and Paul Fortress and is one of the oldest industrial enterprises in Saint Petersburg."

Royal Mint of Spain:

The First Mint of Madrid (1467-1473):

1. "The mintmark used was a crowned gothic "M" and the workshop was likely located within the small walled area of the town." to "The mintmark used was a crowned gothic "M" and the workshop was likely within the small walled area of the town."

2. "The mintmark used was a crowned gothic "M" and the workshop was likely located within the small walled area of the town." to "The mintmark used was a crowned gothic "M"; the workshop was likely within the small walled area of the town."

The Jacometrezo Workshop, the Second Mint of Madrid (1591-?):

1. "In June 1561 Philip II of Spain moved the royal court to the Castilian stronghold of Madrid, and decided to establish a new mint there. The first attempt was to connect the mint to the water mills on the Manzanares river." to "In June 1561, Philip II of Spain moved the royal court to the Castilian stronghold of Madrid and decided to establish a new mint there. The first attempt was to connect the mint to the water mills on the Manzanares river."

2. "However, this attempt was unsuccessful, as the small stream did not have enough debit to power the minting presses." to "However, this attempt was unsuccessful, as the small stream did not have enough debt to power the minting presses."

3. "Therefore, a mint was established in Segovia instead, on the Eresma river." to "Therefore, a mint was established in Segovia instead, on the Eresma River."

4. "Despite an investment of more than 100,000 maravedies, the new system also ended up being a failure." to "Despite an investment of more than 100,000 maravedis, the new system also ended up being a failure."

5. "A new attempt was made in 1591, this time with a system of "scissor mills", invented by Miguel de la Cerda." to "A new attempt was made in 1591, this time with a system of "scissor mills" invented by Miguel de la Cerda."

6. "That experimental mint was installed in the former workshop of the Italian sculptor and goldsmith Giacomo de Trezzo, known as Jacometrezo, who had died in 1589." to "That experimental mint was in the former workshop of the Italian sculptor and goldsmith Giacomo de Trezzo, known as Jacometrezo, who died in 1589."

7. "The building was located between the streets of la Salud and de las Tres Cruces, on the site currently occupied by the Matesanz building." to "The building was between the streets of la Salud and de las Tres Cruces, on the site currently occupied by the Matesanz building."

The Mint of Puerta de Alcalá (1661-1664):

1. "This new facility functioned in parallel with the existing mint in Calle de la Puente Segoviana, each having its own distinct mint mark, until 1664" to "This new facility functioned in parallel with the existing mint in Calle de la Puente Segoviana, each having its distinct mint mark, until 1664."

The Abolishment of Private Mints (1718):

1. "With the advent of the Bourbon dynasty, which carried out important reforms, the Mint of Madrid passed into the hands of the king in 1718." to "With the advent of the Bourbon dynasty, which carried out significant reforms, the Mint of Madrid passed into the hands of the king in 1718."

2. "Barcelona, ​​Seville, Pamplona, ​​Segovia, Jubia, and likely also Manila, in the Philippines were in a regime of total dependency." to "Barcelona, ​​Seville, Pamplona, ​​Segovia, Jubia, and likely Manila, Philippines, were in a regime of total dependency."

3. "In the 18th century, the Mint of Madrid flourished and it reached its peak during the reign of Charles III of Spain." to "In the 18th century, the Mint of Madrid flourished and reached its peak during the reign of Charles III of Spain."

4. "At the time, the mint was run by Tomás Francisco Prieto, General Engraver of the Mint, who also founded the Engraving School." to "At the time, Tomás Francisco Prieto, General Engraver of the Mint and the founder of the Engraving School, ran the mint.

5. "During the War of Independence (1808-1814), the Mint of Madrid was forced to suspend its activities, transferring monetary production to Cádiz, but returning to its Madrid headquarters at the end of the war." to "During the War of Independence (1808-1814), the Mint of Madrid was forced to suspend its activities, transferring coin production to Cádiz, but returning to its Madrid headquarters at the end of the war.

The Fourth Mint of Madrid (1861-1893):

1. "With time, the facilities in Calle Segovia had become unsuitable for modern minting equipment, and in the first half of the 19th century, the new “Thonnelier” press could not be installed at all." to "With time, the facilities in Calle Segovia became unsuitable for modern minting equipment, and in the first half of the 19th century, the new “Thonnelier” press could not be seated."

2. "Consequently, a new mint was established in 1856, built by Francisco Jareño." to "Consequently, Francisco Jareño built a replacement mint in 1856."

3. "The building was inaugurated in 1861 by Isabella II of Spain and operations were transferred on 17 February 1861." to "The building was inaugurated in 1861 by Isabella II of Spain, and operations were transferred on 17 February 1861."

4. "In 1868, after the monetary reform that introduced the peseta, the manufacture of money was centralized in this building, with the rest of the Spanish mints ceasing their activity." to "After the monetary reform that introduced the peseta in 1868, all money was minted here, with the rest of the Spanish mints ceasing activity."

5. "Starting in 1940, due to the difficulty in supplying banknotes caused by World War II, the Government authorized Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre to also print banknotes." to "Due to the difficulty in supplying banknotes as a result of World War II, the Government authorized Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre to print notes starting in 1940."

Real Casa de la Moneda (1964-date):

1. "The institution also took the responsibility of issuing identity cards, passports, national lottery tickets and later, chip cards." to "The institution also took the responsibility of issuing identity cards, passports, national lottery tickets, and later, chip cards."

2. "In 1987, to celebrate the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and the fifth centenary of the discovery of America, the Special Acuñaciones workshop was created to manufacture commemorative coins." to "The special Acuñaciones workshop was created in 1987 to manufacture coins commemorating events such as the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America."
It should be The Royal Mint.
Quote: "CoinCollector1243"​Sorry to nitpick, but

​You're not nicpicking at all, you're nitpicking squared, like on most of your change requests.
Very nice feature, thank you!

I tried to zoom the map on a mint's page, and it does not contain any location clues. No streets, no city names. Before zooming I could see the continent (and even guess the country) where the mint is located, but if I want to learn more about the exact location, the map is not informative at all.

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Quote: "CoinCollector1243"​Sorry to nitpick
​Hello,

Thanks, CoinCollector1234. I was wondering if anyone would actually read the text, so happy to see someone was interested.

Also, proofreading the text is most welcome! I've implemented some suggestions that were actual errors. However, stylistic changes are not a priority right now.

Stuff like "important reforms" -> "significant reforms", or the choice of coordinating conjunctions do not really make a difference in the text, right? Passive voice is also perfectly fine in encyclopedic or technical texts. Sometimes it is even preferred like in #4 with Francisco Prieto, when active voice pushes the verb so far back in the sentence.

Also, things like maravedis / maravedies / maravedises are not a priority for me. Okay, maravedis is the most common form so I've changed it, but all three forms are fine.

Finally, some of your suggestions are not actually correct, like #6: Jacometrezo had died in 1589 before the mint was established in 1591. So past perfect is correct here.

Thanks for your suggestions and happy to hear more, but please let's just focus on mistakes, errors, and more significant clarity improvement for now.

Best regards
:wiz:
Hi,

very nice work.

I suppose though that not ALL coins minted are shown, so coud we have the insert "Examples of" added?

OLe
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