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2022-08-22 17:00:00

Comparing Ancient Coinage to Modern Manufacture: Hammered, Cast, and Punched Coins

Over the past 230 years, the US Mint has vastly improved its methods of producing coins. But even the technology from 1790 was vastly different from the earliest days of coin manufacturing. Early civilizations, like the Ancient Greeks and China during the Qin Dynasty, struck coins using methods that are no longer used today for circulating currency.