Pure precious metal.
Artwork is engraved without contouring.
Artwork is sculpted in contoured multi-level relief.
To test the weight and metal purity of a coin, wafer or bar.
The blank metal disk that is eventually struck and turned into a coin.
Coins, bars, ingots, plates and wafers made from precious metal .995 purity or finer. We choose to use .9999 gold
Process by which the image is struck onto blanks using a die engraved with a mirror image of the design.
Raw materials that can be bought and sold.
Engraved steel block used to stamp the image onto a blank, creating a medallion.
Weight, purity or other information pressed into medallions.
Figures that project out from a solid material.
Flat part of the coin (the back round) on which the relief is struck.
The appearance or surface texture of the coins relief.
The 'heads' or 'face' side of the coin.
Grooved or serrated lines found around the edge of some coins.
The relief is the raised or three-dimensional image found on the coin's field.
The 'tails' side of a coin.
The raised portion that runs along the perimeter of a coin.
The going price of Gold in the daily cash market.
Unit of measure in which precious metals are sold (31.1 grams).