This ClipArt gallery offers 12 illustrations of the minting of coins.

A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped, making it legally current as money.

Coin

A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped, making it legally current as money.

Woman operating a coining press at the US Mint.

Coining Press

Woman operating a coining press at the US Mint.

A cutting machine used to make coins.

Cutting Machine

A cutting machine used to make coins.

A drawing bench used to make coins.

Drawing Bench

A drawing bench used to make coins.

A furnace apparatus for minting. The metal is first melted in the crucible in flue A. The pulley W is used to pull out the crucible from the flue. The melted metal is transferred to the moulding apparatus, where it gets poured into mouldings by hand.

Furnace Apparatus for Minting

A furnace apparatus for minting. The metal is first melted in the crucible in flue A. The pulley W is…

A cutting machine for minting coins. The machine uses two short steel cylinders to cut the flat sheet metals. These coins falls through tube G into a bin.

Minting Cutting Machine for Coins

A cutting machine for minting coins. The machine uses two short steel cylinders to cut the flat sheet…

A machine used for striking and stamping coins.

Coin Press

A machine used for striking and stamping coins.

The front view of a minting press from 1882 Royal Mint. The coin is placed on slide J and lever M is pulled to press the design onto the coin.

Minting Press from Royal Mint Front View

The front view of a minting press from 1882 Royal Mint. The coin is placed on slide J and lever M is…

"The blanks are placed in the slide J and the lowest carried forward to the die in two successive movements of the "layer—on" I, a rod working backwards and forwards on a horizontal plate and actuating the finger L." —Encyclopaedia Britannica

Mechanism of Minting Press from Royal Mint

"The blanks are placed in the slide J and the lowest carried forward to the die in two successive movements…

A side view of the coin press from the Royal Mint from 1882. The coining presses were modified by Uhlhorn of Grevenbroich. The big turns and releases the press to stamp the coins.

Minting Press from Royal Mint Side View

A side view of the coin press from the Royal Mint from 1882. The coining presses were modified by Uhlhorn…

Silver shekel minted in Jerusalem in the First Jewish Revolt against Rome in 68 AD.

Shekel

Silver shekel minted in Jerusalem in the First Jewish Revolt against Rome in 68 AD.

"B is the pan on which the coin rests, at a point above the beam. The coins are placed in a rouleau in the hopper C and the lowest one is pushed on to the pan B by a slide. While the coin is being moved the hanger D is held firmly by the forceps E to prevent the pan from being pushed sideways." —Encyclopaedia Britannica

Center and End Knife Edges with Scale Pan Coin Weighing

"B is the pan on which the coin rests, at a point above the beam. The coins are placed in a rouleau…