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• What is the most copins any opf you have struck in a day? I was chatting with some of the other Northshield moneyers at a demo this weekend. After telling the
Message 1 of 5 , Jan 29, 2008
What is the most copins any opf you have struck in a day?

I was chatting with some of the other Northshield moneyers at a demo
this weekend. After telling the umpteenth mundance how many coins we
think a mint produced in a day is 15,000 or so we got to wondering how
many we could strike in a day. Anybody out there ever strike 15,00 in a
day or even of a single issue?

bart
• The general rule of thumb is that a hammerman will strike 10Lb of silver pennies per day or approximatly 2500 strikes per day, a reasonable rate of
Message 2 of 5 , Jan 29, 2008
The general rule of thumb  is that a hammerman will strike 10Lb of silver  pennies per day or approximatly 2500 strikes per day, a reasonable rate of production is 5-6 coins / minute, 300 / hour 2500/day (allowing for natural breaks) This figure is attainable and maintainable (speaking from experience) and at the end of the day you are ready for a pint.
disclaimer, to ensure full production the hammerman needs to have a constant supply of blanks usually supplied by the other mint workers (cf 15-16th century mint illustrations from the continent ) if the moneyer has to produce his own blanks then the figure drops considerably.
The major mints such as London and Lincoln could have up to 30 moneyers opperating (all depending upon the silver supply) and mintage figures of approx 60,000,000 in a single year (1004AD,  6000 reverse dies assuming the minimum figure of 10,000 strikes per reverse die ) were not unknown
DTM

Bart <bart@...> wrote:
What is the most copins any opf you have struck in a day?

I was chatting with some of the other Northshield moneyers at a demo
this weekend. After telling the umpteenth mundance how many coins we
think a mint produced in a day is 15,000 or so we got to wondering how
many we could strike in a day. Anybody out there ever strike 15,00 in a
day or even of a single issue?

bart

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• 750 is my one-day maximum, I think. -Derian le Beton.
Message 3 of 5 , Jan 29, 2008
750 is my one-day maximum, I think.

-Derian le Beton.

>
>
> What is the most copins any opf you have struck in a day?
>
> I was chatting with some of the other Northshield moneyers at a demo
> this weekend. After telling the umpteenth mundance how many coins we
> think a mint produced in a day is 15,000 or so we got to wondering how
> many we could strike in a day. Anybody out there ever strike 15,00 in a
> day or even of a single issue?
>
> bart
• Hey Bart, In the West we have had many points in time in which we produced abundant issues. I can think back to A.S. 25 or so when the first big numbers rolled
Message 4 of 5 , Jan 29, 2008
Hey Bart,

In the West we have had many points in time in which we produced
abundant issues. I can think back to A.S. 25 or so when the first big
numbers rolled off for us. In one weekend from raw stock about 14 of
us produced 2000+ Groats from scratch.
A few years later Badric and I produced 1800 pieces in two metals
(Brass and Pewter) three denominations just the two of us in 3 days
time. Whew.
Multiple issues topping site tokens and the like have run into 1500
to 2000 and generally, and one issue done entirely by yours truly with
no help in 96 was 3000. Very sneaky though, I struck the coins and
then cut those in half and holed each piece. So I really only struck 1500.

Good luck Bart, by the way your Knights Head coin is really
good(outstanding really). You have come a long way indeed in your
studies. Just think how your work will be as time goes by. I am proud

Emmerich

--- In sca_moneyer@yahoogroups.com, "Bart" <bart@...> wrote:
>
> What is the most copins any opf you have struck in a day?
>
> I was chatting with some of the other Northshield moneyers at a demo
> this weekend. After telling the umpteenth mundance how many coins we
> think a mint produced in a day is 15,000 or so we got to wondering how
> many we could strike in a day. Anybody out there ever strike 15,00 in a
> day or even of a single issue?
>
> bart
>
• Thanks for the info. And thanks for the comments on my denier. I m pretty darned proud of it. Bart ... produced ... big ... metals ... into 1500 ... with ...
Message 5 of 5 , Jan 31, 2008
Thanks for the info. And thanks for the comments on my denier. I'm
pretty darned proud of it.

Bart

--- In sca_moneyer@yahoogroups.com, "J Coffman" <emmrikus@...> wrote:
>
> Hey Bart,
>
> In the West we have had many points in time in which we
produced
> abundant issues. I can think back to A.S. 25 or so when the first
big
> numbers rolled off for us. In one weekend from raw stock about 14 of
> us produced 2000+ Groats from scratch.
> A few years later Badric and I produced 1800 pieces in two
metals
> (Brass and Pewter) three denominations just the two of us in 3 days
> time. Whew.
> Multiple issues topping site tokens and the like have run
into 1500
> to 2000 and generally, and one issue done entirely by yours truly
with
> no help in 96 was 3000. Very sneaky though, I struck the coins and
> then cut those in half and holed each piece. So I really only
struck 1500.
>
> Good luck Bart, by the way your Knights Head coin is really
> good(outstanding really). You have come a long way indeed in your
> studies. Just think how your work will be as time goes by. I am
proud
> of your efforts and look forward to seeing your new creations.
>
> Emmerich
>
>
>
> --- In sca_moneyer@yahoogroups.com, "Bart" <bart@> wrote:
> >
> > What is the most copins any opf you have struck in a day?
> >
> > I was chatting with some of the other Northshield moneyers at a
demo
> > this weekend. After telling the umpteenth mundance how many coins
we
> > think a mint produced in a day is 15,000 or so we got to
wondering how
> > many we could strike in a day. Anybody out there ever strike
15,00 in a
> > day or even of a single issue?
> >
> > bart
> >
>
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