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: