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New Dies

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I don't know how long it takes to make a die, but here is how it is done:

First the engraver makes a big design out of clay, then the clay is hardened, then they use a machine to carve the image from the big clay piece onto the blank metal die, then the dies are inspected and sent to make the coins.

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It sounds like the machine must have the ability to make an exact replica of the image somehow. They must use some really hard steel, diamond or carborundum to cut the dies. It sounds time consuming and tedious.

Thanks for the kind responce this time.


Pat McNulty


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