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17 Jun 2020

Medieval Die Maker Demonstrates His Craft

Coins | Mr_Norris_LKNS

Rudiger the Moneyer (a.k.a. Mr. Carson Engle) was the medieval moneyer who created our club's first coin die set in 2018. I documented the process of getting a medieval-style hammered coin made for our club in my blog here at the time. Now Mr. Engle has produced a video demonstrating the die carving process from a blank piece of prepared steel bar stock to a finished die. Follow this link to see the video. You may be surprised at how many steps there are; or you may be pleased when you see some of the techniques that confirm in your mind what you had guessed was involved in certain steps. For anyone interested in the diemaking process, or would just enjoy seeing a miniature work of art come to life, this is for you. (Click this link to be taken to YouTube.)

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20 Dec 2018

Scenes from the First LKNS Medieval Moneying Event

Club Exchange | Mr_Norris_LKNS

If you've been reading my series on the making of a medieval style club coin, we discussed all the background research, design selection, inscription translation, processes, technology, and costs that go into such a project. As you could easily conclude, a project like that can take a lot of effort and time before you even begin striking coins. But the result was a beautiful, truly medieval looking coin for our club. This was an incredible, rewarding way to learn about the minting process, particularly for hammered coinage. The real fun for our club was in actually getting to take part in making them!

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29 Nov 2018

First Ever Coins of the LKNS Numismatic Knights Revealed!

Medieval Coins | Mr_Norris_LKNS

For those who have been reading my blog series on The Making Of A Medieval Style Club Coin and waiting for Part V: Making The Coins, so you could see what the coins actually look like... The coins have been made!The Legacy Knights Numismatic Societymet with the moneyer on Monday, November 26th. He brought with him all the coinshe hadmade for us, plus everyoneattending the meetinggot the chance to hammer several coins in aluminum for themselves!

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28 Nov 2018

The Making Of A Medieval Style Club Coin, Part V: Making The Coins

Medieval Coins | Mr_Norris_LKNS

The Making Of A Medieval Style Club Coin, Part V: Making The Coins!

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13 Nov 2018

Making A Medieval Style Club Coin, Part IV: Finalizing The Design

Medieval Coins | Mr_Norris_LKNS

Background:Ever since the beginning of the Legacy Knights Numismatic Society, as its coordinator, one of my dreams was to create our owncoin.

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05 Nov 2018

The Making Of A Medieval Style Club Coin, Part III: Creating An Inscription

Medieval Coins | Mr_Norris_LKNS

Background: Ever since the beginning of the Legacy Knights Numismatic Society, as its coordinator, one of my dreams was to create our owncoin.

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26 Oct 2018

The Making Of A Medieval Style Club Coin, Part II: Research

Medieval Coins | Mr_Norris_LKNS

Background: Ever since the beginning of the Legacy Knights Numismatic Society, as its coordinator, one of my dreams was to create our owncoin.

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18 Oct 2018

The Making Of A Medieval Style Club Coin, Part I: Overview

Medieval Coins | Mr_Norris_LKNS

Ever since the beginning of the Legacy Knights Numismatic Society, as its Coordinator, I've dreamed of our club having its own coin, something of which the members could be proud and represent them well, as well as be a tool for learning. Being the Numismatic Knights, of course we would want this coin to be reminiscent of a coin from the Age of Knights, made in the same manner. Ideally we'd like to be able to make some ourselves! However, we are a club for young numismatists in the 3rd through 6th grades, so we would be limited as to how much of the metallurgical arts we could perform on our own.

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