David Morgan striking a SILVER Proof coin, Old Glory Mint

David Morgan striking a SILVER Proof coin, Old Glory Mint


(Text on screen): David Morgan Update David Morgan: David with you, and I’m at the Old Glory Mint in Provo, Utah. And I’ve got Brett Romney with me and he is one of the key players here and we’re gonna take a day in the life of a silver round. So, Brett, start us out here. We’ve got a hundred-ounce bar, and what do we do? Brett Romney: This is hundred-ounce bar here. From here it comes into our caster that we have. Coming off of that caster we go into this machine behind us, which is a rolling mill. From there we roll it from the .375 of an inch that it comes out of the caster down to the thickness of the coin that we’re going to make. David Morgan: And this is what you would be punching out once it’s at the right thickness for your one-ounce, your half-ounce. . . Brett Romney: We cut these into three-foot strips, and then from this three-foot strip for a one-ounce strip it turns into probably, I’d say, about 16 feet long. And then we take that strip back over to the blue punch press over there where it punches out the planchets themselves, the blanks. From there, they come to here, where you can see them coming off the annealer right now. What happens is when they roll them, they go from being from very soft from being cast to being very hard. They have to be hard in order to punch them. After we punch them, we run them through the annealer. What it does; it heats them back up to 1150 degrees and re-tempers the silver itself until it’s soft. After it’s soft from here, then we can coin it. It makes a much better impression on the coin. These are Walking Liberty one-ounce silver coin dies. David Morgan: OK. Brett Romney: This is our design. The U.S. Mint’s is a lot similar; quite similar. This is our coin. I don’t know if you can get down inside there but you can see that coin back inside there that got pressed. As you can see, those are Tea Party coins; our Boston Tea Party coin. David Morgan: All right. This is me, David Morgan, sitting down at the manual press. Now, remember, these are used for proof coins or proof rounds. And you take the planchet or the blank and place it into the secure location. It locks it in place. And then there is a foot press that brings the press down and then you pause slightly, hit it again, and that’s a double strike. Once that’s accomplished, there’s a little air valve off to the right. Compress that; it shoots some pretty powerful air up that moves around out of the location. And now you can see me holding the finished product. So, it’s similar to proofed coin only we’ll call it a “silver round” since it’s privately minted, courtesy of the Old Glory Mint, and thank you for letting me keep this double-strike silver round. All right, well, this is the autopress. You just watched me on the manual. And this one has the capability to do 140 coins in one minute. All right. Now we’re cooking. Don’t you wish you had that much silver going in your pocket at that rate: 100 ounces a minute. I’d take that pay rate for awhile. David Morgan: Buy Real, Get Real, Be Real. www.silver-investor.com

17 Comments

  1. Alright, I can't take it anymore you got me really jealous after this video. I would love to spend a day with you on a tour of a mint or something like that. Thanks for sharing David.

  2. @LookAtYourChange They're already melting 99.99 100oz bars in their smelter (the bar he is holding is a Royal Canadian Mint 100oz), so the resulting coins (as long as they're not throwing anything else into the smelter!) should equally be 99.99. If a mint is is going to screw its customers, and everything you see in this video is a dishonest scam, then what mint CAN you trust? The whole business rides on genuine purity, so you wouldn't last too long otherwise.

  3. I can really see the happyness in MR. Morgan when he struck the coin. i can tell he really loves what he does. that is what we all should try to do in life

  4. Dear David
    Can you consider changing your intro. It looks like something out of Monty Python.
    It would be for the best…

  5. That was great to visit the Mint 🙂 Gee getting to double strike your own round 🙂
    Love the punchy slogan at then end.

  6. I'm buying tin foil. That shyt is like $3.75 for 75 yards. Back in the good old days I used to make robots with it. Wow. Times have changed.

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