Coins and Their Production

Kampmann, Ursula

A journey in time through six mints from the 16th century to the present time

A piece of metal pressed with great force between two stamps – and the coin is complete. Is the production of coins really that easy? And how was it done in earlier times? This video looks into questions of this kind on a journey into the various centuries and towns in the Western world. As a result you are given an opportunity to visit five mints and the MoneyMuseum, where you will learn about not only details of diverse minting techniques, but also informative facts about the respective political and economic background of minting coins.

1 Schaffhausen in 1565
2 Segovia in 1623
3 The Screw press
4 Philadelphia in 1885
5 Paris in 1950
6 Bern in 2003

Type of product:
online video
about 72 minutes
MoneyMuseum by Sunflower Foundation
Edition and year:
1st edition 2009
Place of publication:


Signet Sunflower Foundation