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31 Jan 2014

Eureka Mint to demonstrate minting process at the Atlanta National Money Show

ANA - National Money Show | ANAStaff

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.


 

Comments

Mike

Level 7

I have had the pleasure to see the process. Two friends and myself designed a medal made by the Highland mint. Ten thousand brass and four proof silver. Each one numbered. I sent mine number two to anancs who to my surprised graded it and slashed it. It's a proof 69 and can be seen under my collection. I never learned so much. Everyone should get to watch the process it's amazing. The silver one I sent is the only one graded and in there population. Thanks you brought back some good memories.

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