Ancient mints used to make coins for new Cardinals.
Unissued / unused material.
Two ancient mints, one dating from the time of Pope Clement XII. and other dating from the time of Napoleon have been taken from museum to manufacture medals and coins, Rome, Italy.
Various shots Papal and heraldic coat of arms engraved on old fashioned coin press. Various shots ancient mint in use: one man places metal blocks into a mould which is put into the base of the mint, two other men turn the handles which lever down and impress the metal. Various C/Us of large coins in man's hands, they have been made from press and have Medieval appearance.
Various shots of another press in action: this one is slightly more advanced in design, it only takes one man to operate the press. Various C/Us coins made by press. The coins will be presented to new cardinals.
Date on original dope sheet is 14/11/1946.