Really BIG Money
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY
SCOPE OF WORK
SIE’s 3D Studio created large-scale tactile replicas of money for the exhibition Really BIG Money at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition engages young visitors with some of the world’s largest and most surprising monetary objects.
Tactile replicas made by SIE for the exhibition Really BIG Money
A replica of a stamp from an 8-daler piece of copper plate money made in Sweden in 1663. The original piece of money weighs 31 pounds.
A replica of a 20-quetzales coin made in Guatemala in the 1920s. The quetzal has been Guatemala’s official currency since 1925. It was inspired by the tail feathers of the quetzal bird, which served as currency in Mexico and Central America under the Aztec empire.
A replica of a follis coin made in ancient Rome around 1,700 years ago. The coin features a portrait of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
SIE used photos of the coins to digitally sculpt these digital 3D models.
SIE uses a CNC milling machine to create a medium-density polyurethane model board sample of the 20-quetzales coin.
SIE uses a CNC milling machine to create a brass replica of the 20-quetzales coin. SIE created two replicas of each coin.
A brass replica of the Roman follis coin before the patina was applied