Sunday, April 15, 2012

How Money Is Made - 1920

Country: Canada
The making of coins at Canada's Royal Mint, 1920.
This fascinating vintage silent film from 1920 traces the journey of gold and silver bars, through oil-burning furnaces and heavy rollers and friction-drive presses, to finished coins in the Royal Mint of Canada, “where the metal becomes converted into ‘coin of the realm.’” Bonus points for the endearing attempts at comic relief in the title cards.

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