People often collect rare coins without giving much thought to how they
are created. However, the coin creation process can be incredibly fascinating.
This year alone, America’s two mints will produce 28 billion coins.
All coins start out as blanks that are punched through coiled strips of
metal. Once this stage is completed, the blanks are sent off to an annealing
furnace, where they are softened. Only the good blanks are sent to an
upsetting mill, where the edges of each coin are raised. During the striking
phase, coins are stamped to show chosen designs. In order to make sure
each coin is perfect, it is inspected and counted before it heads to your
Coins of the Realm, Inc. has been helping customers enhance their rare coin collections for over
30 years. Call our experienced staff at (301) 340-1640 if you are ready
to purchase or sell collectible coins in Rockville, MD at competitive rates.