Drop Hammer History

The coin mint, an industrialized tool of the Renaissance era, revolutionized the process of coin making by significantly enhancing its accuracy over the previous hand-hammered technique. Michael Stewart, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical descriptions, designed and constructed the "drop hammer" coin mint, a true marvel of engineering. The machine utilized precise amounts of accelerated gravity to operate, where a 150 lb. hammer was raised to a towering height of 9 feet. Once in position, the coins were positioned between two dies, and the machine would strike them with a jaw-dropping force of 40 tons, a testament to the machine's incredible power and precision.

Our representational art is imbued with positive energies that can move and inspire you, helping you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself. The profound messages conveyed by the symbols in our art can lead to a more creative and fulfilling journey of self-discovery.

  • Gemini Season

    Gemini Season

    Kristin Shaw

    Embracing Gemini Energy The Essence of Gemini: Quick-Witted and Intellectual: Love for knowledge, reading, and writing. Adaptable and innovative thinkers. Versatile and Playful: Thrive on variety and multitasking. Bring a...

    Gemini Season

    Kristin Shaw

    Embracing Gemini Energy The Essence of Gemini: Quick-Witted and Intellectual: Love for knowledge, reading, and writing. Adaptable and innovative thinkers. Versatile and Playful: Thrive on variety and multitasking. Bring a...

  • Featured Design - Two Headed Eagle

    Featured Design - Two Headed Eagle

    Michael Stewart

    Throughout history, the two-headed eagle has been used to symbolize power, strength, and sovereignty. It was often used as a state symbol and featured on the flags, seals, and coats...

    Featured Design - Two Headed Eagle

    Michael Stewart

    Throughout history, the two-headed eagle has been used to symbolize power, strength, and sovereignty. It was often used as a state symbol and featured on the flags, seals, and coats...

  • Featured Design - Heraldic Rose

    Featured Design - Heraldic Rose

    Michael Stewart

    The heraldic rose of the Middle Ages generally has five or ten petals, thereby showing its relationship to the spiritual mystery of man through the Pythagorean pentad and decad.

    Featured Design - Heraldic Rose

    Michael Stewart

    The heraldic rose of the Middle Ages generally has five or ten petals, thereby showing its relationship to the spiritual mystery of man through the Pythagorean pentad and decad.

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