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<i>Within the Mint</i></i> - How a Fantasy Coin is Made

Within the Mint - How a Fantasy Coin is Made

Coins are simply bits of metal that have been impressed with a design and are used as a medium of exchange. The basic process is that a "die" is created with a negative impression of the design. Two dies are then pressed or "struck" with the metal blank between. A fantasy coin is made in four basic stages: design, engrave, blank, stamp, and finish.Read more
A Quick History of the New <i>Shirepost.com</i>!

A Quick History of the New Shirepost.com!

Welcome to the new Shirepost.com! We've worked quite a lot on this new website and we hope it works well and is enjoyable for you. Shire Post Mint actually has a long history on the web and I think it's quite interesting to see how we got to where we are today! Let's take a quick trip in the Wayback Machine and look at a little history of Shirepost.com before we talk about some of the neat features of the new website...Read more