Making coins is a hard but interesting process. First you start with the material, usually copper and another metal, melted down and poured onto a flat surface. Next the sheet of metal is then pressed to an even thickness and passed through a press that will ‘punch’ the coins out creating blanks. These blank coins are then smoothed down and put into a press that will stamp a design on either side of the coin. The coins then go through a polishing process and counted to be distributed. Making US money in any denomination, other than the US Treasury, is considered a felony and should not be done in your basement.