How coin designs are made these days

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by eric6794, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    The Philadelphia Mint Joeseph Menna became Chief engraver earlier this year in February. This is interesting how the designs are made today.
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Amazing, 12 coins per second.
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  5. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Great little video. Should be stickied so we can refer new people to it.
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  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Hmmmmm, Chief Engravers.................Computer Aided Design. Let me think about that a minute...

    I'm thinking that where the quality started going off the rails.

    Still a good video.
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  7. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    12 per second
    720 per minute
    43,200 per hour
    345,600 per 8 hour shift.
    unless a die breaks or needs maintenance or replaced from all the die deterioration.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
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  8. mlov43

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    I think a few former engravers of coins and medals of mints worldwide might agree with you...

    But... this is what the cool kids are doing nowadays.
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  9. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Modern coin designs are divided into two categories: one group simply copies the work of better engravers and popular designs.

    The others strive for the lowest relief, most boring designs possible. They actually get bonuses for making the most boring coin.
  10. micbraun

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    2 Euros 2019 Germany - 30 years fall of the Berlin wall

    I don’t think the design is boring. They did quite a good job for a modern coin. And I hope they didn’t copy it :)
  11. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    At the end of the day minting coins is a giant industrial process and the goal is to make as many of them as you can as cheaply as possible so that you can sell them to make the most profit just like any other product.
  12. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Germany? There is no more Germany! It's all the European Union!
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  13. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Think oldest profession
  14. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    I think whoever designed that coin was high. That is absolutely horrific. Zero relief, zero artistry, zero coherence. This is the quintessential encapsulation of the zero-imagination absolutely boring no-relief designs that I'm talking about! Woof, I wouldn't take one of those if you gave it to me.
  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Which isn't saying much, but I'm sure the mint loved it, flat with no relief. Perfect for high speed coining. The question is how does the actual coin look and not the artists rendition shown above?
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