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How are coins made at The Royal Mint?

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.

How money is made in England: This is another informative factory video from The Magic of Making, a series of short kid-friendly films created in partnership with BBC Worldwide.

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Follow this with these related videos: How they make money in Canada, how money is printed in the United States with LeVar Burton, defacing coins like a British suffragette, and Economics in Plain English: What is money?

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