Minting in 16th Century Schaffhausen

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This window, originally in the Schaffhausen mint, gives a good bit of insight into the process of minting coins in 16th C Switzerland.  The related article gives a complete explaination of each pane, which covers minting from making and weighing the planchets through post-strike cleaning and treatments.  The window is currently held by the Berlin M├╝nzkabinetts.

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