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2022/01/05 Monnaie de Paris (French Mint)
π 2022-01-05 01:01 in Museums, Paris
I happened to walk by the former French Mint (was in Paris, now moved somewhere bigger and cheaper for higher production volume). It's a very interesting museum that shows how the coins were designed, made, and even goes into each metal's pros and cons, as well as the history of coins over French history. Quite fascinating.



original old equipment, not used anymore
original old equipment, not used anymore


a cool artifact is they had an original KG prototype #17, used to verify that the main one, wasn't losing weight
a cool artifact is they had an original KG prototype #17, used to verify that the main one, wasn't losing weight




movie that showed how coins are made today
movie that showed how coins are made today


Really cool thing is they showed how coins and medals were made:

an artist was working on this big model
an artist was working on this big model

big models
big models



the big model goes on the right, and is used to make the target size small coin model on the left
the big model goes on the right, and is used to make the target size small coin model on the left


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golden version of the former french coin
golden version of the former french coin




5000 Euro coin!
5000 Euro coin!

Plenty of more pictures here

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