An Incredibly Intricate Mechanical Coin Sculpture

Mechanical Sword Grasping Hand Inside Coin

Russian engineering artist Roman Booteen, who creates absolutely gorgeous, intricate carvings on retired coins, has continued his painstaking bas-relief work with metal currency. His most recent work includes sword-grasping hand that mechanically flexes inside a 1921 US Dollar coin through the use of a push-button hidden along the coin’s edge.

Here are some other examples of Booteen’s exquisite work.

via My Modern Met

Lori Dorn
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