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How can I make a small batch of around 50-150 copper coins that are around .5 inches in diameter?

I'm planning on using any extra copper if have and I'm on a budget of around $100 and I'm trying to have at least 10$ remaining. Help? I have a design, copper, but that's it.

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Expect to be set back about $1000-1200 for design, die making etc. Then there is material cost, labour etc. I am basing this on what some private minters do for setting up coin club medallions, etc.

 

Oh, :/ Ok.

 

Does your $100 budget include die production?

No, It does not i've put aside $300 for die production.

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So you want to do this for $90.00 since you want to have ten dollars change left. Well never going to happen. Wifey wanted a burger, fries small and sunday over the week end didn't get large size and no drinks. came to $17.00 and change. I have to second S I money, Can tell you that a minimum of a 50 ton press and still have to double strike.

Unless you want to hand stamp them after running the planchette thru a rolling mill then using hand stamps to imprint designs.

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You can't even get a custom hand stamp made for under $100.00 There are a lot of coiners out there but they have the heavy equipment to make the gamer and fantasy tokens( commonly called coins even though they aren't)

The steel to make the dies will cost more than $100.00

 

My rolling mill is a small one and an import and still cost over $200.00 10 years ago, My hand stamps on clearance for a dozen in the set were over $30.00.

 

Here is the best place for fantasy coinage http://www.shirepost.com/wp/

Tom Maringer is the best guy in this business, He does use a Fly press for demo's A new import will cost close to $2,000 and old used one even more as the antiques are sought after. That is his site he can steer you in the correct irection.

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You can make a pressed cent type coin for less than a regular coin but it still costs to have the design completed and the dies made and then you have the production costs. You can still buy your own machine pretty reasonably but what would you do with it after you made a run of squished pennies/etc.?

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So you want to do this for $90.00 since you want to have ten dollars change left. Well never going to happen. Wifey wanted a burger, fries small and sunday over the week end didn't get large size and no drinks. came to $17.00 and change. I have to second S I money, Can tell you that a minimum of a 50 ton press and still have to double strike.

Unless you want to hand stamp them after running the planchette thru a rolling mill then using hand stamps to imprint designs.

IMG_1408.jpg

 

You can't even get a custom hand stamp made for under $100.00 There are a lot of coiners out there but they have the heavy equipment to make the gamer and fantasy tokens( commonly called coins even though they aren't)

The steel to make the dies will cost more than $100.00

 

My rolling mill is a small one and an import and still cost over $200.00 10 years ago, My hand stamps on clearance for a dozen in the set were over $30.00.

 

Here is the best place for fantasy coinage http://www.shirepost.com/wp/

Tom Maringer is the best guy in this business, He does use a Fly press for demo's A new import will cost close to $2,000 and old used one even more as the antiques are sought after. That is his site he can steer you in the correct irection.

 

 

 

Wow, um I'll probably have to save up for a few more months.

 

You can make a pressed cent type coin for less than a regular coin but it still costs to have the design completed and the dies made and then you have the production costs. You can still buy your own machine pretty reasonably but what would you do with it after you made a run of squished pennies/etc.?

I would store the machine or make more coins.

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