There is a long process for making a
first step is that the United States
Congress votes to decide if they want the new coin or not.
If the majority of Congress votes for the new coin,
a statement is sent to the United States Mint. An artist
in the mint draws sketches of what the coin should look like.
He sketches the coin very large so every detail is easily
Then the sculptors from the mint make
a clay coin from the artist's sketch. When that is done,
a plaster cast is made from the clay coin. A cast is like
a mold of the coins shape and texture. From the plaster cast,
a rubber one is made. Then finally an epoxy cast
from the rubber cast. That's a lot of casts! When
all the casts are done it looks like a big plastic coin.