Monday, April 6, 2009

What is high relief on a coin

Relief on a coin refers to the
design of a coin such that it has a high point on the surface
of a coin. Such a design is very popular among collectors and
requires special effort, since it might require multiple strikes
or high pressure to push the metal to the highest point on the
die. Mass producing such coins in old times was not possible
due to which many coin designs such as the St Gaudens eagle
coin was not made available by the US mint until now.


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