As an avid collector and purveyor of the “neat” things in numismatics, I find it difficult to pass up a “how it’s done” video. A friend who knows this, saw the video I posted about Rae Biester, Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint, appearing on the game show What’s My Line, and sent along a link to another interesting video.
This video is from the Mayer Mint, a private mint in Germany, and sponsored by the Gold Refining Forum. It shows the making of a 2002 non-circulating legal tender gold coin honoring the Year of the Horse. It is part of the Bhutan Lunar Series. The coins struck in the video are 5 ounces of 999.9 gold proofs with the denomination of 20,000 Ngultrum issued by the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan.
I love videos like this!
Coin specification image courtesy of the Mayer Mint GmbH