MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.111
The Coining Presses during the Founding Period of the Japan Mint； Uhlhorn Münzprägemaschine and Presse Montaire de Thonnelier.
The German-made Uhlhorn coin press and the French-made Thonnelier coin press were used during the founding of the Japan Mint. These press machines were used in the final steps of manufacturing coins. Coins were made by pressing a pattern mold (stamp) on the front and back of circular coin material. Both presses were operated with a knee lever mechanism. This historical machine is one of the few early coin presses left in the world, and has contributed to the development of press machines and the monetary system in Japan.
Japan Mint Museum
- Hours open:
- 9:00-16:45 (admission is until 16:00)
- Admission fee:
- Days closed:
3rd Wednesday of every month, year-end and New Year holidays, Cherry blossom viewing week, etc.
- 1-1-79 Temma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
- Approximately 15 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Minamimorimachi Station, JR Osaka Temmangu Station or JR Sakuranomiya Station
Immediately after getting off at Sakuranomiyabashi stop on Osaka City Bus