A photograph of a worker at the Royal Mint checking new coins, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 10 January, 1939.
A photograph of a worker at the Royal Mint checking new coins, taken in January 1939 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
This photograph shows newly pressed 1939 coinage travelling along a conveyor belt as a worker overlooks each coin, checking for faults and removing defective coins.
Two Saidman brothers, Reuben and Barnet, worked as staff photographers for the Daily Herald. Their photographs are simply stamped 'Saidman' on the reverse, making it difficult to tell which of the brothers took the photograph.