DOH! - who makes the dies for these things

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  1. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

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  3. Pickin and Grinin

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    The US mint makes the dies for the cent. Who knows who makes the rolling machine.
     
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I bet you that @lordmarcovan could answer that question. He has a die made up with his crest on it. I have a batch of his elongated coins and would assume that he had the die made up.
     
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  5. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    The US Mint or a private Mint ?
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    The US Mint has absolutely nothing to do with elongated cents.. It's a novelty item done by others after the coin is minted.

    Do you know how elongated coins are made?
     
  7. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    I think they are rolled from a zinc penny but somebody needs to make a die right ? One side only I think.
     
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

     
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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    These elongated cents are first struck as a US cent. Then elongated thru a rolling machine. These are not made with dies, nor are they struck one sided.
     
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  10. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    the first pressed penny I saw was made by a local train (basically flat )
     
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

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    These elongated cents are the very same principal.
     
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  12. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    They are made with dies, roller dies with one roller having the design engraved in it and the other die is smooth and helps press the coin into the design roller.

    They used to use a similar process to actually make coins only with designs on both rollers. Not in the US Mint, at least not for production. The Mint did have a prototype roller press in testing at the Philadelphia Mint in 1969. Some of the colonial coins were struck on rocker or roller presses as well. A rocker press is similar but instead of the rollers going all the way around it reciprocated with the roller going back and forth.
     
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  13. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек


    I used a quarter, under the SP 4449 Coast Daylight 4-8-4 steam locomotive.
     
  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I see your point, and missed @Dialupsux 's
     
  15. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    For those who have never seen one, this is a roller die from the 1600's.

    rollerdie 1600's.jpg
     
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  16. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    All of the Massachusetts silver coinage, except the NE coinage and the small planchet Pine Tree shillings, were made on a rocker press. That's why most all of them are bent.

    Pine Tree Lg O.jpg Pine Tree Lg R.jpg
     
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  17. Burton Strauss III

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  18. Heavymetal

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    Local sidetracks going slow give great results
     
  19. Dialupsux

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  20. Long Beard

    Long Beard Active Member

    China. Everything is made in China.
     
  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I did, and my custom dies were contracted through Cindy Calhoun, at elongatedpenny.net. I am pretty sure she herself then subcontracts the actual engraving to another professional.
     
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