"How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

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"How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

Post by CascadeChris » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:24 pm

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Re: "How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

Post by RogerB » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:38 pm

Interesting and will probably help some collectors better visualize what occurred at the Philadelphia Mint in the 1910-1920 period. There are some goofy edits and the Pyx situation is entirely wrong - but it is clear about how detached workers became when handling precious metal ingots, planchets and coins. (The original in available at NARA.)

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Re: "How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

Post by blh74 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:01 pm

Thanks Chris, very interesting.

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Re: "How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

Post by DHalladay » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:30 pm

One thought kept screaming through my mind as I watched this: The days before OSHA were much, MUCH different for workers.

And another was: "Who in heaven's name thought that music was a good idea?!"
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: "How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

Post by RogerB » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:38 pm

DHalladay wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:30 pm
One thought kept screaming through my mind as I watched this: The days before OSHA were much, MUCH different for workers.

And another was: "Who in heaven's name thought that music was a good idea?!"
The hand reaching in to pull out blanks is especially cringe-worthy.

Use of wire cages around press flywheels didn't come into use until the new Philadelphia Mint opened in 1901. Archives include several letters about employees losing body parts to machinery.

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Re: "How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

Post by vamnuke » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:17 pm

Great stuff, maybe music score excluded!

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Re: "How Coins Were Minted A Century Ago" [VIDEO]

Post by vamsterdam » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:33 pm

my audio isn't working so i guess i lucked out. pretty nice to able to watch something like this. i was pretty shocked about the guy grabbing ingots straight from the tank with his bare hands.

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