The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Royal Spanish Mint) was created in 1893 from the merging of two age-old organizations, namely the Casa de la Moneda (The Mint) and the Fábrica del Sello (The Stamp Factory). These two entities, even though they were self-determining and under different managements, had been sharing the building in the Plaza de Colón since 1861. From that time forward, with security as the common thread, their scope of activity has never stopped expanding.

The FNMT-RCM is a public company created with a mission of a distinctly public service nature. Nevertheless, it is open to collaboration with private enterprise in those areas that require a security component and a strict control over production, which factors have earned the company the recognition and confidence of the general public.

All of the company's activities are based on integrated security, security that is applied to the production processes themselves, to the products, to the treatment of information and to the corporate facilities.