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Minting Coins at the Philadelphia Mint: "How They Make Money" circa 1940

Came across this interesting video Enjoy :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBjD9N1APsw

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    morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool video. Gotta love the background music.

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WAY cool. Imagine one of those cents, right out of the press before going though counting machines into a bag that gets thrown into a vault or armored car multiple times.

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    HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2017 9:19PM

    Wonderful.

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,547 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Didn't know that nickel bags were $50 face back then.

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,121 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love seeing these old films. Same with seeing the old machines at work. I'll guess most of them were sold as junk and melted. I have several woodworking machines from this time frame that are still as good as you can buy today. They were made to last.

    Larry

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    DDRDDR Posts: 1,560 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting, thanks for posting.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thats a neat video. :)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great video...thanks for posting .... another benefit of the internet, now digitally preserved. Cheers, RickO

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    Rich49Rich49 Posts: 189 ✭✭✭

    Yikes ! @ 5:10 The guy looking into the melt inches away from the fumes no protection breathing it + burn hazard !

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2017 6:11PM

    This video is really cool. :)

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Donato

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    PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A nickel phone call?
    I remember a call costing 10 cents.
    I guess I am not as old as I feel!

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    JeffMTampaJeffMTampa Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice!

    I love them Barber Halves.....
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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,547 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember nickel pay phones. And nickel Cokes at the corner gas station vending machine, but you had to drink it there and leave the bottle. The old 6-1/2 ounce bottles.

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