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History of Die Making in the United States


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Learn about what was required to make America's earliest money including: Concern of the Mint for quality of their coinage Challenge of coin die production Discovery of a Bust half die dated 1809 and the information learned from it Al Overton and his research on Bust halves Handwork on early coin dies and how they were produced Innovation of the reducing lathe The progression of hubbing and reduction of handppunching History of alloys and processing methods for steel Speaker(s): Christopher Pilliod.
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