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Melbourne Mint Coins Money

Old coins are melted down and used to produce new money at the Melbourne Mint.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 37 | Year : 1950 | Total Duration : 1.5 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Exterior Royal Mint Melbourne, cars passing in front. Men pushing in pallets of bags of old silver coins to be melted down and used in new alloy . Man with gloves working with molten metal, smelting, pouring into moulds, metal bars then rolled. New coins out of machine, CU master die stamping new coins. Electrical weighing machines for silver coins. Copper coins weighed in bags by hand. CU individual coins. Coins poured in large pile.
Access No. 43251 | 1 min 42 secs | 1950s | Royal Mint Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |