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Royal Mint, Melbourne, The

A look at the work of the Royal Mint in the production of coins.
Year : 1930 | Total Duration : 7 Minutes |
Opening titles, introductory titles. Gates to Royal Mint. Slow pan exterior building. Policeman in domed helmet on guard. Two workers pouring old coins to be melted down, Men take vat of molten metal, lifted with chains and pour into florin moulds. Remove bars of silver by hand then file and clean them. Two men take vat of molten bronze using chains and haul it into pouring position for half penny moulds.
Access No. 126772 | 3 mins 29 secs | 1930s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Man sitting at huge balancing scales to weigh silver bars. CU stack of gold bars. Men at mechanical rollers rolling silver to make three penny bits. Billets of silver weighed and tested. Automatic coin cutter cutting sovereign coins. Man runs coins through fingers. Mechanised stamp. Coins on conveyor belt checked for imperfections. Line of mechanical balances. Many sacks of sovereigns ready for despatch to Treasury.
Access No. 126773 | 3 mins 21 secs | 1930s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |