Talk9 May 2023, 12:00 - 13:30
15–25 Artillery Lane
A Talk with The Royal Mint’s Chief Engraver
£25.00Ticket price includes lunch.
An in-depth talk on the engraving process with The Royal Mint’s Gordon Summers. Gordon has held the position of chief engraver at The Royal Mint for over a decade. In this talk, he shares the expertise and knowledge which have helped shape coin design in recent decades.
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The home of precious metals, The Royal Mint is the official maker of beautifully designed Great British coins and thoughtfully crafted medals. Engraving is an integral part of this process.
This talk with chief engraver Gordon Summers provides the opportunity to delve into centuries of British heritage and craftsmanship and learn about the engraving process.
Once a coin is designed and approved, a model of the coin is produced from plaster, before being scanned and stored as a digital file, from which an engraving machine cuts the design onto a piece of steel. As part of the talk, Gordon explores this process.
All proceeds from this event go to Heritage Crafts.