HAMMER” COIN MINT was
based on Leonardo
da Vinci’s mechanical genius. It was the first industrialized
tool of Renaissance times, perfecting the art of coin-making with increased accuracy
over the previous hand-hammered techniques.
The mint is operated using controlled amounts of accelerated gravity by raising
a 150 lb. hammer to a height of 9 feet. The coins set between the two dies are
struck with an incredible 40 tons of force!
Michael Stewart 1974
over 30 years, Michael Stewart, MA, has had an avid interest
in sacred symbols from around the world.
With a background as a sculptor, jeweler, and visual
artist, in 1972 Michael designed his first coin
press mint and began to create his unique line of medallions