thedeadpoint Posted March 13, 2009 Report Share Posted March 13, 2009 I'm watching a show on minting coins. They mentioned that at the West Point mint, gold strips must be 92/1000ths of an inch thick before punching out blanks, with an error of 1/10,000th of an inch. I imagine the man hours and machine costs to maintain those standards are enormous. Why should the government put so much emphasis on coins with those tight standards? I understand that you don't want off-centered, poorly stuck coins representing your country but at what point does the cost to standardize outweigh the value? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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