How to make Coins
The metal used to make coins is melted in an electric furnace to make metal blocks called “ingots.”
The ingots are rolled out into sheets of the right thickness for coins, then coiled up.
Round coin shapes are stamped out of the rolled-out metal sheets. These pieces are called “blanks.”
A raised border is made around the edge of the blanks to make the design stand out more.
After the patterns have been stamped on the front and back (the ridges around the edge are made at the same time), the coins are inspected, and any that are damaged or unusable for other reasons are removed.
Coins that have passed the inspection are counted and put in bags.