One of the most asked questions relating to hammered coins is “how are they made?”
Rather than go into a long speech about how it was done, perhaps it is best if I leave this to the experts ….
- Dave Greenhalgh (Cosmeston Medieval Village) & Barrie Cook (Curator of Medieval Coins, British Museum)
- Dave reckons each medieval moneyer could make 2,500 coins per day
- Coin Production in the Roman World (Art Institute of Chicago)
- An interesting look back another 500 years or so to the Roman Period
They do things very differently nowadays and the video below shows how up to 500 million US coins per year, plus another 90 million coins for foreign countries.