A look at coins being made in the Italian Mint. Rome. Italy.
Unissued / Unused material.
The Mint of Rome. Italy.
CU's the sculptor Romagnoli holding casts he has moulded of the coins. CU Romagnoli's hands at work on casts. MS a bronze reproduction on pantograph machine which draws the iron pattern by which the original puncheon is obtained, pan to machine in motion. CU machine drawing pattern on iron. CU man studying reproduction through microscope. CU the puncheons which press out coin. CU press stamping out coins. MS man operating machine. CU man's hand lifting metal bars.
Various shots man feeding metal bars into machine which cuts them into round pieces. CU cutting machine at work. CU the metal discs are poured by machine into tray. Men lift up full tray. CU discs pouring from machine into tray pan to man sorting out faulty ones on conveyor belt. CU man's hand scooping up discs and putting them in another container. CU man shaking coins in box into graded grooves, then feeding them into machine which stamps words round edges.
Pan down to coins being expelled from machine into container. MS pan of machines (coining presses) being operated by women workers. CU coining machine at work. CU woman scooping coins into tray. She shakes tray and pours them back into container. CU bags of coins.
Cataloguer's note: Italian commentary.