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Striking Coins Video Transcript

The disc we see here is to become a collectors silver pound and it will be struck by this man’s hydraulically controlled equipment with the weight of a blue whale behind it. Such high pressure pounding produces a coin that is almost perfect in every way but it will take far too long to create the coins in mass circulation like this. For them there is a machine that works at a much sharper rate. Whose left that door open, that’s better, looks like the factory inspector is on a visit, he is checking over just one of the twenty five thousand coins this machine produces every hour.