HOW MEDALS ARE MADE FOR THE GAME

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

EVER won­dered how a medal is cre­ated?

More than 1500 medals will be pro­duced by the Royal Aus­tralian Mint for the GC2018 podium pre­sen­ta­tions. Here is a snapshot on how it’s all done.

● The medal de­sign is en­graved into a punch us­ing a com­puter-con­trolled ma­chine. The cre­ates what is called a medal die.

● A cir­cu­lar metal blank is placed into the Royal Aus­tralian Mint’s largest coin press.

● The medal dies are used to punch the blanks of gold, sil­ver and bronze.

● The medals are all struck four times to en­sure the de­sign is fully formed.

● All medals un­dergo in­spec­tion to en­sure they meet the qual­ity re­quire­ments. This is the process the Royal Aus­tralian Mint uses for coins.

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