Behind the Scenes: Baseball Treasure™ Coins

Baseball Treasure™ coins started out as only an idea. It took off from there, transforming into what is today one of the hottest MLB® licensed products on the market. While the final product is one that is of incredible interest to baseball fans and collectors alike, the process of how the coins are made is also quite fascinating.


Before any of the final designs are involved, the round blanks of copper and silver need to be created. This is done by punching out the one-ounce pieces of metal from a roll. This process is shown below:



The rest of the steps all revolve around the coin dies and hubs. These are formed pieces of metal with designs engraved into them. There is one for the heads side of the coin and one for the tails. The coin production process starts with designing and sculpting these dies. Here is the copper and silver Bryce Harper coin, along with the original die used to create the coin:


To create the dies, two images of the 30 players selected as Baseball Treasure™ representatives were chosen for each coin. Then, the images were carefully carved into a piece of metal the size of the final coin. Using a Hubbing Press, this piece is then carefully forced against another piece of metal, creating a negative impression of the final, called the master die. The last step is using this master dies to press the designs into one ounce round blanks of solid copper, silver, and gold for the final product.

To create the dies, two images of the 30 players selected as Baseball Treasure™ representatives were chosen for each coin. Then, the images were carefully carved into a piece of metal the size of the final coin. Using a Hubbing Press, this piece is then carefully forced against another piece of metal, creating a negative impression of the final, called the master die. The last step is using this master dies to press the designs into one ounce round blanks of solid copper, silver, and gold for the final product.


photo credit Todd Radom  These dies from Baseball Treasure’s™ inaugural set are going to be auctioned off through  MLB®  auctions:  https://auctions.mlb.com/ . Be the highest bidder and you can own a piece of this company’s history. Coming later in 2019 is Baseball Treasure II. Look out for new players and new coins!

photo credit Todd Radom

These dies from Baseball Treasure’s™ inaugural set are going to be auctioned off through MLB® auctions: https://auctions.mlb.com/. Be the highest bidder and you can own a piece of this company’s history. Coming later in 2019 is Baseball Treasure II. Look out for new players and new coins!