How are coins pressed from shiny discs of malleable metal at The Royal Mint? Nickel-brass alloy, graphite, sulfuric acid, ball bearings, heat, water, and a factory full of machines prepare these blanks before engraved designs are stamped into them. Plus: See how designers, engravers, and technicians create those designs.
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