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lettered edge [1 record]

Record 1 2016-02-01


Subject field(s)
  • Coining
  • Coins and Bank Notes
  • Numismatics

An edge of a coin on which incuse or relief lettering is placed before or during striking.


Lettering was introduced to protect against the filing and falsification of coins; today, it serves primarily as ornamentation. Intaglio lettering is machine-engraved onto the edge of a coin before striking while raised lettering on the edge of a coin is produced by the use of a segmented collar die at the time of striking.


  • Monnayage
  • Pièces de monnaie et billets de banque
  • Numismatique

Tranche d'une pièce de monnaie portant, en relief ou en creux, une devise ou un texte reproduit avant ou pendant la frappe.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Acuñación de moneda
  • Monedas y billetes
  • Numismática

Canto de una moneda que contiene letras grabadas formando una frase.

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