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Started by kansal888, April 02, 2011, 03:23:29 PM
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Quote from: The Oracle on April 02, 2011, 08:00:43 AMthe best dies with the most details are handmade even today and not in india but even in the usa and europe. the engravers are paid a huge amount of money
Quote from: kansal888 on April 02, 2011, 03:23:29 PMAs far as I am aware, modern day engravers make a large scale model of the coin in plaster of paris. Automatic machines scale down the large model to a small die. This is called "die engraving pantograph". I also believe that modern technology allows you to make a 3D design of a coin on computer. The CNC machines can easily transfer this design to die. The engraver can make a coin without actually touching the cutting tool. Thus, modern day engravers are more of designers and less of actual engravers.
Quote from: The Oracle on April 02, 2011, 09:17:19 PMdepends on what your definition of modern is and what mint you are talking about. yes you can design coins on a computer or use plaste rof paris but not all mints follow that procedure but the engravers i am speaking of would rather die then use anything but their hands and while they might not bag coty they certainly are a respected lot.
Quote from: Figleaf on April 03, 2011, 01:19:00 PMWhile I don't know of any contemporary hand engravers for coins, practically all art medals are engraved by hand and I know of one British hand engraver who helps produce banknote designs, in combination with computer-produced designs. Saw an article about him recently. I'll try to dig it up and post it here.Peter