Written by: Jake Sherlock
Attendees to the National Money Show in Atlanta will get to watch the minting process in action.
Timothy Grat and the Eureka Mint will be on hand to show how coins were minted between the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution. The Eureka Mint demonstrations will begin with melting unleaded pewter and end with a finished token that attendees will be able to take home.
"Everyone carries around money in their pockets, and ANA members are coin collectors, but often times, we don't understand the entire process of how coins are made," Grat said. "These demonstrations give us a great opportunity to see the entire process in a nice, concise demonstration. And those attending get to take something home for free."
The demonstrations will begin by melting the
unleaded pewter on a hotplate, Grat said. From there, the pewter is
put through a rolling mill and then planchets are punched using the
first of two screw presses. The planchets are then rolled through
an edge milling machine before landing on a second screw press
where the strike occurs. All of the machines are hand operated,
except for the hotplate.
Look for Eureka Minting at booth 541. To learn more about the Eureka Mint, go to EurekaMinting.com.