How Collectible Coins Are Made

Coins in circulation and collectible coins issued by the United States Mint are made in much the same way. Sterling silver is melted down and cast into long bars. From there, the bars are cut, squashed, and thinned down to the predetermined size and cut of a blank coin. Watch the video to learn more about how collectible coins are made.

One of the main differences between regularly circulated coins and collectibles is in how the face is stamped. Collectible coins will be stamped twice with the face mold to ensure its strength. Regular coins are only stamped once.

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