Best / most economical ways to replicate a coin?

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hydin

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I have a coin in my possession that I want to replicate. It is not any form of US currency, or really anyone else's anymore. It's an old ancient coin.

I want to make a bunch to put in a leather bag, maybe replicate a few other designs from the past to add to a "treasure" bag.

My question is pretty simple. What's the best way to replicate a coin, and what's the most economical way to replicate it?

I would imagine the best way would be to have it laser scanned, and printed out (sorta how they did the coin for Drive Angry). Only problem is I don't really have access to a laser scanner.

I understand I will probably end up sending this off to someone if I do end up replicating it, but I was hoping I could get some leads here on the board.

When I google it, it just takes me to those places where you can make challenge coins, and frankly these are a lot smaller. About the size of a nickel or so.

Any helps appreciated on this one :)

Chris
 

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robstyle

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mold it and cast it in plastic, done deal.

I had to do a gag where a guy melts a coin over an open fire, pours the melted metal into a bullet mold then pull the bullet all in one action. Cast the coin out of a silver crayon, done deal:

 

NormanF

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If you need them to feel and act like metal, make a silicone mold and cast it in pewter or lead. Without looking it up I believe silicone rubber can handle their temperatures. Smooth-On also sells powders that either simulate metal or actually are powdered metal. But the powdered metal can settle out of the resin if it is very slow curing.
 

PoopaPapaPalps

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I actually came across this at my Hobby Lobby and it's very simple to use. You can use this and cast a plastic version of it; should come out pretty good.
 

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hydin

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Might go the pewter route... I was hoping to keep it in metal (or A metal). Nothing quite as cool as a bag of coins that actually clinks :)

Appreciate the advice so far (and Rob, that is AWESOME. I never would have thought about crayons!)

Chris
 

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