Our artists start with a drawing of the proposed design. The artist has the skills and experience needed to produce a drawing which will translate successfully to a minted, relief design. Optional special treatments, such as colour or 24-carat gilding are also planned at this stage.

From the drawing the artist sculpts a detailed, three dimensional plaster model. A soft rubber mould is made from the plaster model and used to make an epoxy resin ‘pattern’ that will be used create the steel coining die.