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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 9, February 25, 2001, Article 12

FEATURED WEB SITE 

   This week's featured web site is a maker of medals and 
   reproduction coins, The Bigbury Mint in South Devon, 
   England. 

   "To satisfy the needs of Living History Groups, collectors 
    and retailers, the Bigbury Mint produce a range of semi - 
   replica hammered coins that really do look and feel authentic. 

   Weights, alloys and fineness are kept close to the original 
   remedies and coins can be supplied as new or in a gently 
   toned and aged condition. Original coins are carefully 
   analysed to determine engraving techniques and over years 
   experience is used to re-create the dies in fine detail. 

   The Bigbury Mint acts as a real period Mint with it’s 
   own mintmark, issuing coins under it’s own name. 

   There has long been a conflict of interests over those who 
   supply this type of coin with some wanting absolute 
   replication and with others worried about the whole idea 
   of copies. 

   The Bigbury Mint offers a reasonable compromise.  Apart 
   from using our own mintmark we will normally alter the 
   reverse legend to include an appropriate version of the word 
   ‘Bigbury’. 

   An example of each of our replica coins are held at the 
   British Museum for reference." 

      http://www.bigburymint.com/ 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society 

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