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Old 04-11-2008, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: Engraving coining dies

Originally Posted by Joe PAonessa
.... Now that I think about it, I have a GREAT book on the subject - Numismatic Forgery. Its written in a "Now I don't condone this, but if you wanted to make coins..."
I got my copy the other day and have been perusing it. You're right... it's great! There are some super hints there about tricky stuff like cutting the broach for reeding a collar, blank forming, and hobbing. Of course, it's geared towards the criminal aspect of forging coins... but except for the copying aspect, the techniques are all the same as doing original work. I'm wishing I had gotten this earlier... there are a couple tips that would have saved me a lot of time and some mistakes that I had to learn the hard way. Get this book!
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