How Are Coins Made?

The U.S. Mint frequently issues new coins, such as the America the Beautiful series of quarters beginning in 2010. However, there is a long process that happens before these coins ever reach your hands or get lost in your couch.

It begins by Congress voting on making a new coin, with the approval of the President. Once it is approved, an artist designs the image that will appear on the coin. Eventually, metal sheets are cut into blank coin shapes that get washed and dried. The blank coins then go through a coin press, which imprints the design on them. For more information on how coins and made, watch this video.

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