These massive coins weigh approximately 4 oz. of pure silver, about 2″ in diameter. We do the entire process 100% in-house. For this series, we pour a round bar and stamp our coin design into each one, leaving the natural edge. We pour the bars right out in front of our store in downtown Anchorage. Since these are poured outside, the texture and weight of the bars will vary due to the changing conditions of the weather. This makes every bar unique and no two bars will look exactly the same.
When we mint our medallions, we have about a 40% rejection rate. This means if we mint 10 medallions, 4 of them will have flaws that don’t pass our quality control standard. We keep these rejects and then we melt them down and pour them into different shaped bars. This is our fun way of recycling, we get to turn something flawed into a piece of art.