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Coins and Their Production

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A piece of metal pressed with great force between two stamps – and the coin is complete. Is the production of coins really that easy? And how was it done in earlier times? This video looks into questions of this kind on a journey into the various centuries and towns in the Western world. As a result you are given an opportunity to visit five mints and the MoneyMuseum, where you will learn about not only details of diverse minting techniques, but also informative facts about the respective political and economic background of minting coins.

 

 

  • Chapter 01: Schaffhausen 1565
  • Chapter 02: Segovia 1623
  • Chapter 03: The Spindle Press
  • Chapter 04: Philadelphia 1885
  • Chapter 05: Paris 1950
  • Chapter 06: Bern 2003