How to Make Coins

by Contributor - Updated September 26, 2017

How to Make Coins. Making coins is a very difficult and intricate process. Obviously, anyone who makes money in any denomination besides the United State Treasury is committing a felony. However, the following steps will explain the interesting process in which coins are made.

Melt the material that will become the coin. This can be copper or silver. The material should be placed into a furnace and melted. Place the material on a flat surface so the melted material will also be flat.

Roll the melted material through the roller machine that will press the material to the desired thickness of the coin.

Blank the material. This means the coin material is placed under a machine and blanks, or coins with no markings, are pressed out. This process is very similar to that of a hole punching machine.

Edge the coins for smoothness and to remove any sharp or unshapely places. This machine will also place calculated notches into the rim of the coin when this design is called for.

Stamp the coins. This is done by putting each coin in a press which places particular markings on both sides of the coin.

Inspect the coins for disfigurement or other imperfections that make the coin void. Throw the incorrect ones into another melting group. They can be used as a whole or parts of other coins so as to not waste materials.


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