Submitted by [deleted]
on March 10, 2019 at 2:03 PM in Anarchism
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I like the coin defacing thing. Seems hard though; I wonder if there were just bored anarchists spending hours carving into coins.
Looked it up. Seems there were. Basically you can get jewelry engraving punches and hammer each individual letter into the coin. Probably would take about two-three minutes per coin once you're good at it.
Well actually that is just how the suffragettes did it, the anarchists seem to have some kind of a stamp? Depending which one you look at, it looks engraved/stamped or like the writing is raised. So I don't know what to think there.
I really wanna know how the anarchists did it now.
After an evening of thinking I think that the one with the raised lettering is just raised because the rest of it was carved away.
That's a lot of work for a carver, I think.
Still, now I wanna get tools for engraving :)
A reliable source tells me that it was stamped! Which does actually seem more likely. But just not super doable today then.