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My new widget (repousse)

gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

I liked the look of this Kennedy repousse.


  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat! Never seen a Kennedy one before.

    Young Numismatist/collector
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  • Raybob15239Raybob15239 Posts: 1,359 ✭✭✭

    I want a Morgan or Peace Repousse.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We have an annual 'Garlic Festival' here (except for last year), and there is a booth with coin jewelry. He does coin cutouts and repousse'. Two years ago, he had a Kennedy half and an Eisenhower dollar. Cheers, RickO

  • truebloodtrueblood Posts: 609 ✭✭✭✭

    So can someone please explain how the heck are these made?

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2021 12:31AM

    @trueblood said:
    So can someone please explain how the heck are these made?

    Two dies, one very detailed. The coin is put in between the dies. The less detailed (back) die pushes the coin into the detailed (front) die.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The earliest I have seen were made for a works fair around the turn of the last century. Either the 1893 World's Columbuan Exposition or the 1901 Pan Pacific Exposition.

    Some years ago (late 70s/early 80s) someone came up with an original set of dies and struck some modern coins. I have one somewhere.

    I have seen the JFK and also a Reagan.

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do like those... I've got a couple in my collection.

  • gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Raybob15239 said:
    I want a Morgan or Peace Repousse.

    Here's a peace I have. This one is actually rotated 90 degrees from how they are normally done.

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