Presentation by Royal Canadian Mint

Multi-dimensions of Coins

Summary

When it comes to storytelling through coins, two dimensional artwork is transferred to three dimensional engraving details by minting. This can be done by ordinary engraving designs, and can also be done through extraordinary high reliefs.

Can stories be told by new and multiple dimensions of coins?

This presentation deals with this challenge and showcases how a beautiful coin is made with multi-dimensional engraving details at the Royal Canadian Mint.

Speaker: Dr. Xianyao Li

Xianyao Li has been in different technical roles with the Royal Canadian Mint for 25 years, and he is now the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for research and development on new products, processes and technologies.

Summary

When it comes to storytelling through coins, two dimensional artwork is transferred to three dimensional engraving details by minting. This can be done by ordinary engraving designs, and can also be done through extraordinary high reliefs.

Can stories be told by new and multiple dimensions of coins?

This presentation deals with this challenge and showcases how a beautiful coin is made with multi-dimensional engraving details at the Royal Canadian Mint.

Speaker: Dr. Xianyao Li

Xianyao Li has been in different technical roles with the Royal Canadian Mint for 25 years, and he is now the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for research and development on new products, processes and technologies.